Timeline: 1951-Present

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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.
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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.
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Ellen Bravo

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

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

Ruth Bleier was a neurophysiology professor whose pioneering work showed that there was gender bias in the field of biological science.
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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.
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Lynda Barry

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

Carol Bartz is the former president and CEO of the internet company Yahoo!
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Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin was the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in Congress and the first openly gay senator in U.S. history.