• 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

    The first female Vice President of the United States, the first woman to serve as California attorney general, a US Senator from California, and a lawyer.
    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, and the first woman Secretary of the Treasury.
    Category: Business & Entrepreneurship, Economics & Finance, Academy & Education.

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