Timeline: 1951-Present

Carie Graves

Carie Graves

Carie Graves was a three-time Olympian and a medal winner for the U.S. women's rowing team.
Debora Gil Casado

Debora Gil Casado

Community activist and educator Debora Gil R. Casado cofounded the first Spanish-language immersion school in Madison, Wisconsin.
Vernice Gallimore

Vernice Gallimore

Vernice Gallimore became Milwaukee's first African American policewoman in 1946.
Suzy Favor Hamilton

Suzy Favor Hamilton

Suzy Favor Hamilton is a record-breaking runner, a three-time Olympic athlete, and a vocal advocate for mental health.
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.
Catherine Conroy

Catherine Conroy

Catherine Conroy was a founding member of both the National Organization for Women and the Coalition of Labor Union Women.
Carin Clauss

Carin Clauss

Carin Clauss was the first woman Solicitor in the U.S. Department of Labor.
Laurel Clark

Laurel Clark

Laurel Clark was an accomplished doctor, U.S. Navy captain, and NASA astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003.