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

    A lawyer, the first woman to serve as California attorney general, a US Senator from California, and the first woman of color to run as the vice-presidential nominee for a major party.
    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.

  • Leah Ward Sears, 1955

    The first woman and youngest person to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia and the first female Chief Justice to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia.
    Category: Law.

  • Pauli Murray, 1910-1985

    A lawyer, writer, educator, civil and women’s rights activist, and the first African-American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest. Considered as one of the first transgender figures in US history.
    Category: Law, Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education, Religion & Ethnic Culture.

  • Belva Lockwood, 1830-1917

    Educator, attorney, politician, author, a champion of women's rights, and peacemaker. One of the first female lawyers in the US and the first woman to officially run for president.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Law, Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education.

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