Women have played a large role in shaping the fabric of Canada, but don't always get the recognition they deserve. From Doris Anderson, Chatelaine's longest serving editor-in-chief who was responsible for getting women's rights included in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Harriet Brooks, the first woman to. 7 Mar A new poll suggests Canadians have a lot to learn about the accomplishments of some of the country's most famous women. 8 Mar We put our love of history to use and found you seven Canadian women whose stories you need to know. From the beloved author of "Anne of Green Gables" to the "first police officer" in Canada, these women made their mark in our nation's past and present. Happy International Women's Day!.