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Lavinia Goodell

Lavinia Goodell

Lavinia Goodell was the first female lawyer admitted to the bar of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Zona Gale

Zona Gale

In 1921, American author and playwright Zona Gale became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for the play MISS LULU BETT.
Vernice Gallimore

Vernice Gallimore

Vernice Gallimore became Milwaukee's first African American policewoman in 1946.
Margaret Farrow

Margaret Farrow

Margaret Farrow was the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor in Wisconsin.
Dorothy Davids

Dorothy Davids

Dorothy "Aunt Dot" Davids was a respected Native American educator in Wisconsin and an author, speaker, community organizer, and activist for peace and justice.
Ada Deer

Ada Deer

Ada Deer was the first woman to head the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and the first Native American woman from Wisconsin to run for U.S. Congress.
Carin Clauss

Carin Clauss

Carin Clauss was the first woman Solicitor in the U.S. Department of Labor.
Kathryn Clarenbach

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.
Ardie Clark Halyard

Ardie Clark Halyard

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.
Olympia Brown

Olympia Brown

Olympia Brown was the first woman to be ordained a minister in the U.S. and was president of Wisconsin’s Woman Suffrage Association for 28 years.