English author and playwright. Known as the Queen of Mystery for her detective novels.
A Spanish poet, playwright, and novelist. Considered one of the pioneers of modern literary feminism.
A director, writer, producer, and film distributor. The first African American woman to win Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival.
Poet, essayist, playwright, LGBTQ and political activist.
A poet, journalist, playwright, and political activist. Associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
A playwright, director, producer, and actress. The first woman in NYC to have a license to drive a motorcycle, the first woman in NYC to have a taxi driver’s license, and the first African-American actress to appear on National Television.
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.
A film, theater, and opera director, playwright, and costume designer. Best known for her Broadway production of “The Lion King.”
Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and feminist activist. The founder of the V-Day movement, best known as the writer of the play The Vagina Monologues.
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.”