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.
Mabel Raimey was the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, attend Marquette University Law School, and practice law in Wisconsin.
Katharine Lyall was the first woman president of the University of Wisconsin System.
Patricia "Patty" Loew is a celebrated journalist, filmmaker, and educator about Native Americans in Wisconsin.
Estella Leopold is a paleobotanist and conservationist who conducted ground-breaking research on fossilized pollen.
University of Wisconsin scholar Gerda Lerner founded the academic field of women's history.
Barbara Lawton, forty-third lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, was the first woman to be elected to that position.