A Polish sculptress and fiber artist.
A revolutionary ballerina, the first major Prima Ballerina in the US, and the first Native American to exceed this rank.
Classical composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher. The first African-American female composer to be recognized as a symphonic composer and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra.
A pioneer architect, an educator, and an activist. Several of her designs are included in the tallest woman-designed buildings in the world.
American art collector, patron, and philanthrope. Donated her fortune and art collection of more than 100 pieces to various art institutes.
The first African-American woman and the first Native American civil pilot in the US.
The first female detective in the US, a lead detective in the Pinkerton Detective Agency and an American law enforcement officer.
A philanthropist, civic and suffrage leader, social reformer, and an advocate for the Juvenile Protective Association and its first president.
Abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and philanthropist. A prominent figure in Chicago’s African-American community in the 19th century, operating a station of the underground railroad from her home.
Architect and artist, one of the first licensed female architects in the US, and a key contributor to the American Prairie School.