Baroness Betty Boothroyd born Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England October 8, 1929. Anti-apartheid leader; first female Speaker of House of Commons, 1992; member of European Parliament.
"Look out girls, you're going to be knocked back. Pick yourself up and get on with it. . . Don't let anybody put you down." (http://www.wwom.org/interview.html; photo London.gov)