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.
Wolcott, Laura Ross
Laura Ross Wolcott
Laura Ross Wolcott was the first woman physician in Wisconsin and was active in the women’s suffrage movement.
Janet Jennings, a news reporter, became known as “the Angel of the Seneca” for her heroic nursing work during the Spanish-American War.
Bertha Reynolds, known as “Dr. Bertha,” was one of the first women to be licensed as a doctor in the state.
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.
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