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  1. Hatshepsut • Egypt • Queen • 1200 BC • One of the few female rulers of Ancient Egypt • Very successful ruler

  2. Cleopatra • Egypt • Queen • 1st c BC • Last pharaoh • Influenced policies of Rome

  3. Elizabeth I • England • Queen • 1533 - 1603 • Promoted the Renaissance, saved the Reformation, and much more

  4. Boudica (aka Boadaceia) • England • Queen • 1st century • Led revolt against Romans • Forced Romans to modify policies

  5. Catherine the Great • Russia • Empress • 1762 - 1796 • Helped turn Russia into a major European force

  6. Christina • Sweden • Queen • 1626 - 1689 • Active proponent of religious freedom

  7. Evita Peron • Argentina • Political leader • 1919 - 1952 • The real power behind Argentinian president / dictator Juan Peron

  8. Indira Gandhi • India • Political leader • 1917 - 1984 • As the leader of India, the world’s most populous democracy, Indira Gandhi became an influential figure for Indian women as well as for others around the world

  9. Golda Meir • Israel • Political leader • 1898 - 1978 • Leader of Israel during War of Attrition (1968-1970) and the Yom Kippur War (1973) • Strengthened relations between Israel and U.S.

  10. Margaret Thatcher • England • Prime Minister • 1925 - • This politician was the first woman in European history to be elected prime minister. Known for her conservative views, Margaret Thatcher was also the first British prime minister to win three consecutive terms in the 20th century.

  11. Corazon Aquino • Philippines • X • X • Sig

  12. Barbara Jordan • USA • Member of Congress • 1936 - 1996 • First black female elected to Congress

  13. Margaret Chase Smith • USA • Member of Congress and Senate • X • First woman elected to both houses of Congress

  14. Eleanor Roosevelt • USA • Social advocate • 1884 - 1962 • As a champion of human rights, she strove to further women’s causes as well as the causes of black people, poor people, and the unemployed.

  15. Madam C..J. Walker • USA • Businesswoman • 1867 1919 • First AA millionaire • Hair straightening and salon system • Civil rights

  16. Margaret Mead • USA • Anthropologist • 1901 - 1979 • This anthropologist who studied Samoan culture caused society to rethink how it looked at adolescence.

  17. Grace Hopper • USA • Computer scientist • 20th c • Developed COBOL programming language, which made computer programming easier

  18. Jane Goodall • Great Britain • Primatologist / Anthropologist • 1934 - present • Major research on chimpanzees

  19. Mary Wollstonecraft • England • Author • 1759 - 1797 • One of the founders of modern feminism • Author “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman”

  20. Pankhurst Sisters • England • Social Activist • Date • Sig

  21. Louisa May Alcott • USA • Author • 1832 - 1888 • Author who produced the first literature for the mass market of juvenile girls in the 19th century. Her most popular, Little Women, was just one of 270 works that she published.

  22. Elizabeth Cady Stanton • USA • Social activist • 1815 - 1902 • Leader of women’s suffrage movement

  23. Susan B. Anthony • USA • Social reformer • 1820 - 1903 • The 19th century women’s movement’s most powerful organizer. Together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s right to vote. She was also very involved in the fight against slavery and the temperance campaign to limit the use of alcohol.

  24. Betty Freidan • USa • Author, speaker • Date • Authored Feminne Mystique, key figure in the modern women’s rights movement

  25. Florence Nightengale • United Kingdom • Nurse • 1820 - 1910 • Pioneer in nursing and hospital sanitation reforms

  26. Clara Barton • USA • Health care advocate • 1821 - 1912 • Clara Barton got involved with tending the needy when she treated injured Union soldiers on the battlefield during the Civil War. She later was the founder and first president of the American Red Cross.

  27. Elizabeth Blackwell • USA (and England) • Physician • 1821 - 1910 • First woman to graduate from medical school • Led the way for women into the medical field

  28. Dorothea Dix • Country • Title • Date • Sig

  29. Pearl Buck • USA • Author • 1892 - 1973 • With her novels about American and Asian culture, she became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

  30. Jane Addams • Country • Title • Date • Sig

  31. Harriet Tubman • USA • Abolitionist • 1820 - 1913 • This abolitionist was born a slave. She eventually became a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad — a system developed by a secret group of free blacks and sympathetic whites to help runaway slaves get to free northern states. Harriet Tubman led more than 300 slaves to freedom.

  32. Hypatia • Alexandria (Egypt) • Philosopher / mathematician • 370 - 415 • the first woman documented to have made a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy and to have done so openly, in her own name, as a woman.

  33. Sojourner Truth • USA • Abolitionist • 1797 - 18883 • Sig

  34. Rosa Parks • USA • Civil rights advocate • 1913 - • Key figure in the US Civil Rights movement

  35. Georgia O’Keefe • USA • Artist • 1887 - 1986 • Influential American artist

  36. Jane Austen • Country • Title • Date • Sig

  37. Bronte Sisters • Country • Title • Date • Sig

  38. Emily Dickinson • Country • Title • Date • Sig

  39. Marie Antoinette • Country • Title • Date • Sig

  40. Nancy Astor • England • MP • 1879 - 1964 • First woman elected to Parliament • Key figure in women’s suffrage movement

  41. Aphra Behn • England • Author • 1640 - 1689 • First professional woman writer • Contributed to the development

  42. Tz’u Hsi • China • Empress • 1835 - 1908 • Sig

  43. Valentina Tereshkova • USSR • Astronaut • 1937 - present • First woman in space

  44. Sapho • Greece • Poet • 613 - 570 B.C. • This Greek poet is considered one of the most important in Western civilization. In addition to creating the "Sapphic stanza," which consists of three long lines of poetry coupled with one short line, she also invented an instrument — the 21-string lyre.

  45. Marie Curie • France • Scientist • 1867 -1934 • This physicist was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize — she actually won it twice — and the first woman to earn a doctorate in Europe. Her investigations led to the discovery of radioactivity as well as the element radium.

  46. Amelia Earhart • USA • Aviator • 1897 - 1937 • The first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, she opened the skies to other women. In 1937 while attempting to become the first person to fly around the world, Earhart’s plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.

  47. Mary Baker Eddy • USA • Religous leader • 1821 - 1910 • Only American woman to found a lasting American-based religion, the Church of Christ, Scientist. She worked successfully to solidify and increase the popularity of The Christian Scientist movement.

  48. Ella Fitzgerald • USA • Singer • 1918 - 1996 • Considered one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Ella Fitzgerald was the winner of 12 Grammy Awards and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  49. Margaret Sanger • USA • Advocate • 1879 - 1966 • Founder of the birth control movement in the United States, Sanger also started the organization that became the future Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

  50. Sacagawea • USA • Explorer • 1787 - 1812 • She was the interpreter for Lewis and Clark during the U.S. government’s first exploration of the Northwest. Sacagawea’s role was to help negotiate safe and peaceful passages through tribal