Three Dominican Republic political activists who were brutally assassinated in 1960 and later became symbols of feminist resistance.
Well-known English poets and novelists.
A marine biologist, oceanographer, and explorer.
A Kenyan social, environmental, and human rights activist, and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Author, journalist, and conservationist who became known as the Mother of the Everglades.
An American feminist, writer, artist, activist, and educator who played a leading role in the second wave of the women's liberation movement.
An English explorer, writer, photographer, and naturalist. The first woman to be elected as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
A Mexican-American botanist, plant collector, and adventurer.
The first female author to win the Pulitzer Prize.
An Italian mathematician, philosopher, and humanitarian. The first woman to publish a mathematics book and the first in the Western world to receive a reputation in mathematics.