• Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, 1898-1989

    An economist and attorney. The first African-American woman in the US to earn a Ph.D. in economics, the first woman to receive a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Pennsylvania bar.
    Category: Law, Economics & Finance.

  • Erin Brockovich, 1960

    An environmental activist and a consumer advocate. Famous for the case she built against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California in 1993.
    Category: Law, Activism & Feminism.

  • Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

    Abolitionist, suffragist, journalist, publisher, teacher, and lawyer. The first black woman publisher in North America and the first woman publisher in Canada.
    Category: Media, Law, Activism & Feminism.

  • Phyllis Schlafly, 1924-2016

    A lawyer, writer, conservative political activist, and political analyst. Best known for campaigning against ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Law.

  • Kamala Harris, 1964

    The first female Vice President of the United States, the first woman to serve as California attorney general, a former US Senator from California, and a lawyer.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Law.

  • Frances Roth, 1896-1971

    A lawyer and the first woman to be admitted to the Connecticut Bar Association. The co-founder and director of the Culinary Institute of America.
    Category: Business & Entrepreneurship, Culinary, Law.

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