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.

  • Frances Perkins, 1880-1965

    A workers-rights advocate, the 4th US Secretary of Labor, the first woman in this position, the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, and the first woman to serve in a Presidential cabinet.
    Category: Politics & Leaders, Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education.

  • 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.

  • Janet Yellen, 1946

    An American economist and the first woman to serve as the Chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018.
    Category: Business & Entrepreneurship, Economics & Finance, Academy & Education.

  • Mary Church Terrell, 1863-1954

    Suffragist and civil rights activist, one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree, and the first African-American woman in the US to serve in a school board of a major city.
    Category: Activism & Feminism, Academy & Education.

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