Emma Hart Willard was an American women's rights activist and educator. She became a teacher and started the Middlebury Female Seminary at her home in 1814. This is now Emma Willard House and houses the Middlebury College Admissions Office.
Willard went on to open Waterford Academy (which failed due to lack of funding) then the Troy Female Seminary in New York. The seminary was renamed Emma Willard School in 1895 and exists to this day as a girls' boarding school.
Willard also travelled a great deal and wrote several books.
See http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/emmawillard.html for more information on Emma Willard
Mary Barbour, 22nd Feb 1875 – 2nd April 1958
Mary Rough Barbour was born in Kilbarchan, Scotland and moved to Govan in Glasgow when she married. Barbour became politically active after joining the Kinning Park Co-operative Guild.
Barbour was a founder of the South Govan Women's Housing Association, first female Labour Councillor on Glasgow Town Council (1920), Glasgow Corporation's first woman Baillie, and one of the first female magistrates in Glasgow.