Barbara Lawton, forty-third lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, was the first woman to be elected to that position.
Mildred Fish-Harnack was the only American woman to die by Adolf Hitler's direct order for spying on Germany during World War II.
Catherine Conroy was a founding member of both the National Organization for Women and the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
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.
Dickey Chapelle was the first female American war correspondent to parachute with American troops and the first killed covering combat.
Gene Cohen Boyer was an activist for women’s rights, a successful businesswoman, and a founding member of multiple feminist organizations.
Bonnie Blair is a world record-holding speed skater, a six-time Olympic medalist and the most decorated woman in Winter Olympic history.