Smart Girl Stories

Jeanne Baret – Explorer, Adventurer, and Master of Disguise

Jeanne Baret was an incredibly inspiring woman; she endured a great deal of hardship in her lifetime and yet came out the other side even stronger. Jeanne transcended a remarkable accomplishment, going against...

Germaine de Stael – A Woman of Letters

Today’s SmartGirl highlight is Germain de Stael: a figure in the French Revolution of 1789-1799. Although she is considered a hidden figure, she has left an impactful legacy that is still being paid attention...

Joan of Arc – Military Leader

Due to my trip to France, I thought that I would educate SGS fans on French women such as Joan of Arc. French woman number one is Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc was a French Military Leader in the Hundred Years War...



Immerse yourself in France’s elegance and intellectual spirit. This category delves into the stories of influential French women who have contributed significantly in various fields. Learn about Marie Curie, the pioneering physicist and chemist who revolutionized the field of radioactivity. Explore the work of Simone de Beauvoir, a philosopher and feminist who championed women’s rights and existentialism. Discover the contributions of contemporary figures like Catherine Deneuve, a legendary actress who broke barriers in the French film industry.