A biochemist. The first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Native-American activist, environmentalist, and entrepreneur.
A prominent colonial Marylander was the first woman in the American colonies to go to court under Common Law to claim land or defend her interests. Considered a “founding mother” of Maryland and one of North America’s first feminists.
An award-winning singer; Known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.
A botanist and explorer. The first woman to circumnavigate the world.
An art professor, historian, curator, visual artist, and the founder of the Museum of African Art in Los Angeles. Known as the “Godmother of African American Art.”
Fashion designer and fashion icon who played a prominent role in London's Swinging Sixties culture.
An English supermodel, actress, singer, and businesswoman. The first Black woman to appear on French and British Vogue and Time magazine covers.
A prominent author from Nebraska and Pulitzer Prize winner.
A best-selling English children's author, illustrator, and conservationist.