Francesca Hong is a professional chef and restaurant owner, as well as Wisconsin’s first Asian American state legislator.
Zoe Dunning was one of the only openly LGB members of the U.S. military for 13 years and spoke out against the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first female head of state of any African country.
Pleasant Rowland founded the American Girls Collection, a popular line of books, dolls, and accessories that features girls living throughout U.S. history.
Katharine Lyall was the first woman president of the University of Wisconsin System.
Ruth DeYoung Kohler was a journalist, a historian, and an outspoken advocate for women's rights.
Ardie Clark Halyard co-founded the first African American-owned savings and loan association (S&L) and was the first woman president of the Milwaukee NAACP chapter.
Author and activist Ellen Bravo has fought tirelessly for policies that support working women and their families.
Gene Cohen Boyer was an activist for women’s rights, a successful businesswoman, and a founding member of multiple feminist organizations.