Betty Naomi Goldstein ( was born on February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois ). She married Carl Friedan in 1947. Co-founded National Organization for Women in 1966 which aimed to bring women into the mainstream of American society. Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique”
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. She wrote around eighteen hundred poems during her lifetime. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts –USA.
Rosa Parks, ( was born as Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee on February 4 th , 1913 and died on the 24 th October, 2005 ). She was an African-American civil rights activist. The U.S. Congress later called her the "Mother of the Modern -Day Civil Rights Movement."
Marie Curie , chemist and physicist . Her real name was , née Maria Sklodowska. She was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867. She met and later married Pierre Curie, Professor in the School of Physics with whom she shared her Nobel prize in physics.
Clara Zetkin ( was born Clara Zeissner in Saxony, Germany on 5 July, 1857 and died in Archangelskoye, Russia in 1933 ). She was an influential socialist German politician and a fighter for women’s rights. She took on the name of her lover, a Russian revolutionary and fellow exile, Ossip Zetkin.
Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple”. Alice Malsenior Walker was born February 9, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia. She is an American author and poet. In 1965, Walker met and later married Mel Leventhal a Jewish civil rights lawyer.
Rita Frances Dove (born 28 August 1952) is an American poet and author. Dove was born in Akron,Ohio. She is married to Fred Viebahn a German-born writer. She is the first African-American poet laureate.
Gloria Marie Steinem ( born March 25, 1934 ) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist. Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio. She was recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, The Women’s Liberation Movement.
Mae Carol Jemison ( born October 17,1956 ) is an African American physician and NASA Astronaut . She was born in Decatur, Alabama. She became the first African American woman to travel in space.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. ( July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004 ) was a Swiss-born psychiatrist and author. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, one of triplets. She is the author of the book "On Death and Dying"
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) also known as the “1 st Lady of Song” and "Lady Ella," was an American jazz and popular song vocalist. Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia.
Margaret Higgins Sanger Slee (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist and the founder of Planned Parenthood. Sanger was born in Corning, New York.
Geraldine Anne Ferraro (born August 26, 1935) is an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician and first female candidate for Vice President in 1984. Ferraro was born in Newburg, New York.
Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) First female Prime Minister of the Republic of India for 3 consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination in 1984.
Billie Jean King ( née Moffitt ; born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a former professional tennis player . She won 12 Grand Slam singles titles , 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles , and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles .She is married to Lawrence King.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton ( November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902… Johnstown, New York ) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman’s movement. Elizabeth was the eighth of 11 children.
Susan Brownell Anthony ( February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906. Born and raised in West Grove ) was a prominent American Civil Rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women’s rights movement to introduce women’s suffrage in USA.
Helena Rubinstein ( December 25, 1870 – April 1, 1965. Born Chaja Rubinstein, the eldest of eight children ), a Polish cosmetics industrialist, founder and eponym of H. Rubinstein, Inc., It made her one of the world's richest women. Married an American journalist Edward William Titus in London.
Maxine Hong Kingston ( Chinese American; born October 27, 1940 in Stockton, California to first generation Chinese immigrants. ) is an author and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1962 Maxine married Earl Kingston, an actor
Audrey Hepburn ( 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993. Born in Ixelles, Belgium as Audrey Kathleen Ruston. ) British actress and humanitarian. Studied ballet, worked as a photographer’s model and later took on an acting carrier becoming one of the most successful film actresses in the world winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for her performance in the film Roman Holiday .
Maya Angelou ( born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 St. Louis, Missouri ) is an African American autobiographer and poet who has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer.