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 Beauvoir
January 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.
Anti-slavery activist, suffragist, and political strategist 1822-1913
Minister of Women’s Affairs, Afghanistan, social worker, human rights activist
The first Chinese woman to medal in an all-around competition at the World Championships (Olympics 2002, through 2006).
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.
Suffragist and labor rights activist, 1856-1958
Marie Van Brittan Brown
The inventor of the first home security/closed circuit television.