Adelina Otero-Warren, 1881-1965

    A suffrage leader, educator, and politician. The first Latina to run for US Congress and one of the first’s women to serve as a government official in New Mexico.
    Category: Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism, Politics & Leaders.


    Natalie de Blois, 1921-2013

    A pioneer architect, an educator, and an activist. Several of her designs are included in the tallest woman-designed buildings in the world.
    Category: Arts, Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism.


    Sarah Winnemucca, c. 1844-1891

    A Northern Paiute leader, negotiator, lecturer, activist, social reformer, and writer. The first Native American woman to publish a book.
    Category: Religion & Ethnic Culture, Academy & Education, Literature & Poetry.

  • Frances Perkins, 1880-1965

    A workers-rights advocate, the 4th US Secretary of Labor, the first woman in this position, the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, and the first woman to serve in a Presidential cabinet.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education.

  • Janet Yellen, 1946

    An American economist and the first woman to serve as the Chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018, and the first woman Secretary of the Treasury.
    Category: Business & Entrepreneurship, Economics & Finance, Academy & Education.

  • Kathleen Cleaver, 1945

    Civil rights activist, a law professor, and an African-American history expert. One of the most significant women in the Black Panther Party.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education, Politics & Leaders.

  • Ruby Bridges, 1954

    A civil rights activist and the first African-American child to integrate into an elementary school in the South.
    Category: Academy & Education, Activism & Feminism.

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