Nellie Y. McKay was one of the first scholars to bring attention to the writing of African American women authors.
Helen Farnsworth Mears's statue of Frances Willard was the first sculpture of a woman to be placed in National Statuary Hall.
Golda Meir was a teacher and organizer in Milwaukee before becoming Israel's first female prime minister in 1969.
Gwen Moore was the first African American from the state of Wisconsin to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Maria Luisa Morales has worked for justice for Latinx communities in Wisconsin since the 1960s.