Timeline: 1951-Present

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.
Lynne Cheney

Lynne Cheney

Lynne Cheney, who served as Second Lady of the United States, has devoted much of her career to writing and speaking about the importance of American history education.
Joyce Carlson

Joyce Carlson

Joyce Carlson was a Disney artist known for her work on the film LADY AND THE TRAMP and on the "It's a Small World" theme park attraction.
Ellen Bravo

Ellen Bravo

Author and activist Ellen Bravo has fought tirelessly for policies that support working women and their families.
Angie Brooks

Angie Brooks

Angie Brooks is best known as the first African woman to serve as president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Bonnie Blair

Bonnie Blair

Bonnie Blair is a world record-holding speed skater, a six-time Olympic medalist and the most decorated woman in Winter Olympic history.
Ruth Bleier

Ruth Bleier

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

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.
Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry, assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the UW-Madison, is a celebrated cartoonist, author, speaker, and instructor.