A Display of Historical and Contemporary Champions
Author and fitness/health consultant
American LGBT rights activist. 1929-2017.
Elizabeth Jean Peratrovic
Civil rights activist for Alaskan indigenous, 1911-1958.
Youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer and cum laude graduate of Harvard University.
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de BeauvoirJanuary 9, 1908 – 14 April 14, 1986. Social activist, feminist, social theorist. Author of Second Sex, which created a foundation for modern feminism.
Swedish student and climate activist who has raised global awareness of the risks posed by climate change.
Harriet TubmanAnti-slavery activist, suffragist, and political strategist 1822-1913
Sima SamarMinister of Women’s Affairs, Afghanistan, social worker, human rights activist
Zhang NanThe first Chinese woman to medal in an all-around competition at the World Championships (Olympics 2002, through 2006).
Heena BaekShe is an acclaimed picture book author and illustrator from South Korea. She won the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, a huge international award honoring the body of work of children’s book creators.
Suffragist and labor rights activist, 1856-1958