City: Madison

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Kathryn Clarenbach

Kathryn "Kay" Clarenbach was a founding member and the first chair of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and won gains for women's rights in state and federal politics.
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Lynne Cheney

Lynne Cheney, who served as Second Lady of the United States, has devoted much of her career to writing and speaking about the importance of American history education.
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Angie Brooks

Angie Brooks is best known as the first African woman to serve as president of the United Nations General Assembly.
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Ellen Bravo

Author and activist Ellen Bravo has fought tirelessly for policies that support working women and their families.
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Ruth Bleier

Ruth Bleier was a neurophysiology professor whose pioneering work showed that there was gender bias in the field of biological science.
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Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry, assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the UW-Madison, is a celebrated cartoonist, author, speaker, and instructor.
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Carol Bartz

Carol Bartz is the former president and CEO of the internet company Yahoo!
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Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin was the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in Congress and the first openly gay senator in U.S. history.
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Ineva Reilly Baldwin

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.
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Debra Amesqua

Debra Amesqua was the first woman chief of the Madison Fire Department and one of the first women fire chiefs in the country.