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    Clare Boothe Luce, 1903-1987

    The first woman from Connecticut to be elected to US Congress, the first woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad, an author, and a playwright.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Media, Theater & Cinema.

  • Dorothy Day, 1897-1980

    A Catholic human rights activist, pacifist, and journalist. The co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Religion & Ethnic Culture, Media.

  • 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.

  • Ellen Lawson Dabbs, 1853-1908

    A writer, women’s rights activist, one of the first female physicians in Texas, and one of the Texas Equal Rights Association’s founders.
    Category: Health, Activism & Feminism, Media, Politics & Leaders.

  • Dolly Parton, 1946

    Country music singer-songwriter, producer, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist, and author. The most honored female country performer of all time.
    Category: Music, Theater & Cinema, Media.

  • Shonda Rhimes, 1970

    An award-winning screenwriter and television producer. Best known for creating the hit shows “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How To Get Away With Murder.”
    Category: Media, Activism & Feminism.

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