Women Achievers

Activists

Elizabeth Cady Stanton            1800ís Womenís Movement

Susan B. Anthony                    1800ís Womenís Movement

Lucretia Mott                          1800ís Womenís Movement

Dian Fossey                             1970ís Animal Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt                    1940ís Human Rights

Angela Davis                            1970ís Black Feminist Movement

Kathleen Cleaver                     1970ís Black Feminist Movement

Abigail Adams                          1700ís Womenís Rights

Sojourner Truth                       1800ís Abolition Movement

Harriet Tubman                       1800ís Abolition Movement

Rosa Parks                               1950ís Civil Rights Movement

Linda Chavez-Thompson         1970ís Labor Rights

Mary Church Terrell                1890ís Womenís Rights, Civil Rights

Ida B. Wells                             1800ís Womenís Movement

Gloria Steinem                         1970ís Feminist Movement

Lucy Stone                               1800ís Womenís Movement

Fannie Lou Hamer                   1960ís Civil Rights Movement

Ella Baker                                1960ís Civil Rights Movement

Margaret Sanger                       1910ís Reproductive Rights

Alice Paul                                1910ís Womenís Suffrage Movement

Mother Jones                           1800ís Labor Movement

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn             1910ís Labor Movement

Marian Wright Edelman           1970ís Civil Rights, Childrenís Rights

Loreta Janeta Velazquez           1860ís US Civil War

Emma Goldman                       1910ís Feminism, Labor Rights, Anarchism

Jane Addams                            1890ís Social and Labor Reform

Sarah Bagley                            1800ís Labor Movement

Sarah Winnemucca                   1800ís Native American Activism

Dorothea Dix                           1800ís Mental Health Advocacy

Writers

Toni Morrison                         1980ís Novelist

Maya Angelou                          1970ís Nonfiction Writer, Poet

Alice Walker                            1980ís Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Zora Neale Hurston                  1930ís Novelist

Gwendolyn Brooks                   1940ís Poet

Susan Brownmiller                    1970ís Feminist Writer

Betty Friedan                           1960ís Feminist Writer

Harriet Jacobs                          1860ís Abolitionist Writer

Harriet Beacher Stowe              1850ís Abolitionist Novelist

Phillis Wheatley                      1700ís Poet

Rita Dove                                1980ís Poet

Lorraine Hansberry                  1950ís Playwright

Ann Petry                                1940ís Novelist

Julia Ward Howe                      1800ís Poet

Kate Chopin                            1800ís Fiction Writer

Virginia Hamilton                    1970ís Writer of Childrenís Books

Emily Dickenson                     1800ís Poet

Louisa May Alcott                   1800ís Novelist

Ida Tarbell                               1900ís Journalist

Nellie Bly                                 1800ís Journalist

Audre Lorde                             1970ís Poet

Ntozake Shange                       1970ís Playwright

Sandra Cisneros                        1980ís Poet, Novelist

Performance Artists

Lena Horne                              1940ís Singer, Actress

Mahalia Jackson                       1940ís Gospel Singer

Marian Anderson                     1940ís Opera Singer

Josephine Baker                       1920ís Dancer

Hattie McDaniel                      1930ís Actress

Ma Rainey                               1920ís Blues Singer

Bessie Smith                             1920ís Blues Singer

Dorothy Dandridge                  1930ís Actress

Aretha Franklin                       1960ís Soul Singer

Ella Fitzgerald                          1940ís Jazz Singer

Katherine Dunham                   1930ís Dancer, Choreographer

Sarah Vaughan                          1950ís Jazz Singer

Billie Holiday                           1940ís Jazz Singer

Mary Pickford                         1920ís Actress

Katherine Hepburn                   1940ís Actress

Odetta                                      1960ís Folk Singer

Joan Baez                                 1960ís Folk Singer

Beverly Sills                             1960ís Opera Singer

Maria Tallchief                        1950ís Ballerina

Dolores Del Rio                       1930ís Actress

Rita Hayworth                         1940ís Actress

Visual Arists

Dorothea Lange                       1930ís Photographer

Harriet Hosmer                        1800ís Sculptor

Vinnie Ream                            1800ís Sculptor

Augusta Savage                         1930ís Sculptor

Mary Cassatt                            1800ís Painter

Georgia OíKeefe                      1920ís Painter

Margaret Bourke-White           1930ís Photojournalist

Lois Mailou Jones                    1930ís Painter

Edmonia Lewis                         1800ís Sculptor

Helen Frankenthaler                1950ís Painter

Athletes

Althea Gibson                          1950ís Tennis Player

Alice Coachman                       1940ís Olympic Athlete (High Jump)

Babe Didrikson Zaharias           1930ís Olympic Athlete, Golfer

Donna Adamek                        1970ís Bowler

Rebecca Lobo                           1990ís Basketball Player

Billie Jean King                        1970ís Tennis Player

Ethelda Bleibtrey                     1920ís Olympic Athlete (Swimming)

Wilma Rudolph                        1960ís Olympic Athlete (Track)

Flo Hyman                               1980ís Olympic Athlete (Volleyball)

Serena & Venus Williams         2000ís Tennis Players

Nancy Lopez                           1970ís Golfer

Peggy Fleming                         1960ís Olympic Athlete (Figure Skating)

Government Officials

Bella Abzug                              1970ís NY Congresswoman

Jeannette Rankin                     1910ís MT Congresswoman

Hattie Wyatt Caraway             1930ís AR Senator

Shirley Chisholm                      1970ís NY Congresswoman

Barbara Jordan                         1970ís TX Congresswoman

Sandra Day OíConnor              1980ís Supreme Court Judge

Nancy Pelosi                            1990ís CA Congresswoman

Mary McLeod Bethune            1930ís Presidential Advisor

Frances Perkins                        1930ís Presidential Advisor

Edith Nourse Rogers                 1940ís MA Congresswoman

Inventors/Innovators

Mary Anderson                        Windshield Wiper

Grace Hopper                           Computer Engineering

Patricia Billings                        Fireproofing

Josephine Cochran                   Dishwasher

Clara Barton                            American Red Cross, Founder

Bette Nesmith Graham             Liquid Paper

Gertrude Belle Elion                 Leukemia Drug

Marion Donovan                     Disposable Diaper

Margaret Knight                      Paper Bag

Patsy Sherman                         Scotchgard

Mother Hale                            Child Care Advocate

Amelia Earhart                        Aviator

Bessie Coleman                        Aviator, Stunt Flyer

Madam C.J. Walker                  Cosmetics and Hair Care Products

Myra Bradwell                          Lawyer

Juliette Gordon Low                 Girl Scouts

Annie Oakley                           Markswoman

Scientists

Ellen Swallow Richards             Chemist

Shannon Lucid                         Astronaut

Mae Jemison                            Astronaut

Maria Goeppert Mayer             Physicist

Rachel Carson                          Biologist

Adriana Ocampo                      NASA Research Scientist

Elizabeth Britton                     Botanist

Elizabeth Blackwell                  Medical Doctor

Maria Mitchell                         Astronomer

Fanny Bullock Workman         Geographer

Mary Walker                           Surgeon

Chien-Shiung Wu                     Physicist

Lydia Villa-Komaroff               Molecular Biologist

Margaret Mead                         Anthropologist