She's most famous for disappearing over the Pacific in July, 1937, Amelia Earhart also was the first person to fly from Hawaii to California, which she accomplished on January 11, 1932. (Booth definitely sound like the right locale for January!)
Amelia Earthart was a pioneer for STEM women. Her mother sent her to the Chicago area high school with the best science program, and she admired women who had had great success in male-dominated fields. She trained as a nurse's aide in World War I and started learning how to fly in 1920, becoming only the 16th woman in the world to earn her pilot's license. After outlining her plans to create an organization devoted entirely to female flyers, she made her first transatlatnic flight in 1928, one year after Charles Lindbergh's flight. She leveraged her celebrity into endorsements and financing; eventually, she became the vice president of National Airways, one of the first commercial airlines. She continued to promote women in flight.
After marrying -- her husband, George Putman, proposed six times before she accepted -- she kept her own name. She made her Hawaii-California trip after her first transatlantic flight. She advised women considering careers in aviation, and began planning her round-the-world flight. However, on the trip, she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in the Pacific. Many theories abound about what specifically happened to her plane, but most likely, she crashed and perished immediately.