Ellen Kort was Wisconsin’s first poet laureate.
Sarah Harder started the women's studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and built many women's coalitions in Wisconsin and nationally.
Caroline Sandin was a respected civic leader and served on the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents.
Transgender advocate Sheri Swokowski, a former colonel in the U.S. Army, has worked to end discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Estella Leopold is a paleobotanist and conservationist who conducted ground-breaking research on fossilized pollen.
University of Wisconsin graduate bell hooks is a prolific writer, speaker, and scholar who is best known for her work on gender, race, and class.
Joyce Carlson was a Disney artist known for her work on the film LADY AND THE TRAMP and on the "It's a Small World" theme park attraction.
Jewish activist Hannah Rosenthal served as a U.S. special envoy to work against anti-Semitism.
Angie Brooks is best known as the first African woman to serve as president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Donna Shalala was the first woman to head a Big Ten university and the longest-serving secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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