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She was an activist for women’s rights, a successful
businesswoman, and a founding member of NOW.
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Ellen

Johnson Sirleaf

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first female head of state of any African country.

Government & Politics, Activism & Social Change, Business, African, Liberian, Dane, first
Golda Meir
Golda Meir was a teacher and organizer in Milwaukee before becoming Israel’s first female prime minister in 1969.
government & politics, first, Milwaukee, Head of State, Jewish

Mee Moua
Mee Moua was the first Hmong American to be elected to a state legislature in the U.S.
government & politics, activism & social change, first, Outagamie, Asian American, Hmong

Mildred Fish Harnack
Mildred Fish-Harnack was the only American woman to die by Adolf Hitler’s direct order for spying on Germany during World War II.
activism & social change, World War II, Milwaukee