Mary G. Ross

Mary Ross (1908-2008) First known female Native American engineer. Quote: “I was the only female in my class. I sat on one...

Lozen

Lozen (1840-1889) Female warrior of the Chiricahua Apaches. Known for being a skilled military strategist and highly proficient in medicine. Quote: “Lozen...

Dorothy Height

Dorothy Height (1912-2010) Civil Rights and women’s rights activist Quote: “I want to be remembered as one who tried." Biography source: www.biography.com...

Gertrude Ederle

Gertrude Ederle (1905-2003) American Swimmer and first woman to successfully swim the English Channel. Quote: “People said women couldn’t swim the Channel...

Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera (1951-2002) Latina American gay liberation and transgender rights activist. Quote: “We have to be visible. We should not be ashamed...

Julia de Burgos

Julia de Burgos (1914-1952) Puerto Rican poet, advocate for Puerto Rican independence, and civil rights activist for women writers. Quote: “I am...

Selena Quintanilla

Selena Quintanilla (1971-1995) Mexican-American singer and top-selling Latin artist in the 1990’s decade. Quote: “If you have a dream, don’t let anybody...

Asma Jahangir

Asma Jahangir (1952-2018) Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist who co-founded and chaired the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Quote: “I...