“Nan Wood was a committed feminist, a generation older than most of us in Chicago NOW in the ’70s. We loved her, and she provided us a model for a life of working excellence, family support, fierce devotion to the rights of women and friendship across the generations.”– Mary Jean Collins, 2021
Physicist, Inventor, Business owner. Founding member, Chicago National Organization for Women. Woman of the Year, Chicago NOW, 1977. National secretary, National Organization for Women. International Chairman, Status of Women, Zonta International. Member of the Manhattan Project where she designed and developed ionizing radiation detectors. Founded the N. Wood Counter Laboratory in Chicago.
Photo. Nan participating in one of the many marches she supported. (Photo courtesy of Dori Jacobson-Wenzel)