A French nurse, among the founders of Montreal, Canada, and the founder and director of its first hospital.
The first female prime minister of Sri Lanka and in the world.
A politician, the first and to date, the only female Prime Minister of India.
A New Zealand politician, the youngest leader of New Zealand's Labour Party, and the 40th prime minister of New Zealand.
A model and human rights activist. Known for campaigning to eliminate female genital mutilation.
Civil and women's rights activist, the co-founder of the Freedom Democratic Party and the National Women's Political Caucus.
A politician and a leader of the suffrage movement in Arizona. The first woman senator in Arizona.
The first female Governor of Connecticut and the first in the US to be elected governor in her own right.
The first recorded woman to legally vote in colonial America.
A lawyer, politician, and diplomat. The first female African-American US Senator and the first female Senator from Illinois.