Angie Brooks is best known as the first African woman to serve as president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Ruth Bleier was a neurophysiology professor whose pioneering work showed that there was gender bias in the field of biological science.
Lynda Barry, assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the UW-Madison, is a celebrated cartoonist, author, speaker, and instructor.
Tammy Baldwin was the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in Congress and the first openly gay senator in U.S. history.
Before Ineva Reilly Baldwin championed the “Wisconsin Idea,” she was a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant commander during World War II—the highest rank ever attained by a woman at that time.
Debra Amesqua was the first woman chief of the Madison Fire Department and one of the first women fire chiefs in the country.