Laura Ross Wolcott was the first woman physician in Wisconsin and was active in the women’s suffrage movement.
Doris Thom, who helped open higher-paying jobs to women in Wisconsin, was the first woman to hold leadership positions in her local labor unions.
University of Wisconsin scholar Gerda Lerner founded the academic field of women's history.
Catherine Conroy was a founding member of both the National Organization for Women and the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
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.
Author and activist Ellen Bravo has fought tirelessly for policies that support working women and their families.