Edna Ferber was a short story writer, playwright, and Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who portrayed strong women characters.
Jewish activist Hannah Rosenthal served as a U.S. special envoy to work against anti-Semitism.
Golda Meir was a teacher and organizer in Milwaukee before becoming Israel's first female prime minister in 1969.
University of Wisconsin scholar Gerda Lerner founded the academic field of women's history.
Ruth Gruber was a journalist and humanitarian known for her work documenting the lives of refugees.
Gene Cohen Boyer
Gene Cohen Boyer was an activist for women’s rights, a successful businesswoman, and a founding member of multiple feminist organizations.
Ruth Bleier was a neurophysiology professor whose pioneering work showed that there was gender bias in the field of biological science.
Miriam Ben Shalom
Miriam Ben Shalom was a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army before being discharged for her sexual orientation; she was later the first LGBT serviceperson ever reinstated.