Nora Stanton was born in Basingstoke, England, on September 30, 1883. Her family relocated to New York when she was a child. Nora Stanton Barney was the first woman to receive a Civil Engineering degree from Cornell University in 1905. In the same year, she was elected as the first female junior member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She showed the world what women empowerment looked like in the era where men were given preference in everything, especially in the engineering field. Nora Stanton Blatch paved the way for women in many areas, not only engineering. What we initially saw as a setback has now become an opportunity to learn and grow. Many other female figures have been inspired by her determination and can-do attitude to follow their dreams.