A Display of Historical and Contemporary Champions

Lisa Charles

Author and fitness/health consultant

Edith Windsor

American LGBT rights activist. 1929-2017.

Elizabeth Jean Peratrovic

Civil rights activist for Alaskan indigenous, 1911-1958.

Amanda Gorman

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 Beauvoir

January 9, 1908 – 14 April 14, 1986. Social activist, feminist, social theorist. Author of Second Sex, which created a foundation for modern feminism.

Greta Thunburg

Swedish student and climate activist who has raised global awareness of the risks posed by climate change.

Harriet Tubman

Anti-slavery activist, suffragist, and political strategist 1822-1913

Sima Samar

Minister of Women’s Affairs, Afghanistan, social worker, human rights activist

Zhang Nan

The first Chinese woman to medal in an all-around competition at the World Championships (Olympics 2002, through 2006).

Heena Baek

She 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.

Mary Ritter

Suffragist and labor rights activist, 1856-1958

Marie Van Brittan Brown

The inventor of the first home security/closed circuit television.

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