Z is for Ban Zhao – Scholar
Ban Zhao (45- 116) was a Chinese historian and scholar.
She is perhaps best known for her work Lessons for Women, which was a book about how women ought to properly behave in society. However, she also had interests in mathematics and astronomy and wrote several lengthy works.
You can learn more about Ban Zhao here.
Add your own “Z”-named women to the list in the comments below! Here’s another that was suggested to me:
Lindsay Zanno – Paleontologist