A five-time Olympic gold medalist and the first gymnast to get the perfect score of 10.0 at the Olympic Games.
An Olympic figure skater and physician. The first African-American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics and the only African-American to win a medal in figure skating in the Winter Olympics.
Olympic track and field athlete, the fastest woman of all time.
High jump athlete, the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
An Icelandic explorer, among the first European to arrive in the Americas, and the first European woman to give birth in the Western Hemisphere.
A Japanese mountaineer and environmental activist. The first woman to climb the peak of Mount Everest, and the first to ascend the Seven Summits - the highest peak on every continent.
An Olympic swimmer, the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold in swimming.
The first African-American woman billionaire in the US. A businesswoman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Co-founder of BET TV network, a managing partner, and governor of the WNBA's Washington Mystics.
An Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, television presenter, socialite, and transgender rights activist.
Olympic track and field champion, the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympics.