Mariam Jambakur-Orbeliani (11 July 1852 – 23 August 1941, Tbilisi)

Philanthropist, educator, public figure and feminist. Founding member of the Society for Spreading Literacy among Georgians; actively collaborated with Ivane Javakhishvili in 1917-1918 and became the member of the supporting committee established right after opening of the first university in Georgia (Caucasus) – Tbilisi State University – in 1918. For 33 years, she also led the Society of Women Teachers, focus of which was on protecting the rights of female teachers and hiring of women into educational institutions. Additionally, Orbeliani raised money to open the first Georgian Women’s School in the country and was part of the Tbilisi Childcare Society.