A pioneering physician. The first woman in Britain to qualify as a physician and surgeon, the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first female dean of a British medical school, and the first female mayor in Britain.
The first female mayor of San Francisco and the longest-serving member of the US Senate.
The first female government minister in Greenland and the second female mayor of Nuuk, Greenland's capital.
The first black female mayor of Washington DC, and the first female Democratic National Committee Treasurer.