These days, if you aren't a Women's Rights Advocate, you're a sexist misogynistic pig, but a hundred years ago and beyond the story was much different. This list encompasses those who historically fought for Women's Rights, and the Select Few From Today who have made it their obvious mission in life to continue the cause of women around the world.


  1. Abigail Scott Duniway, Instrumental in Securing Women's Right to Vote in Oregon, Washington State, and Idaho, United States of America
  2. Adelina Otero-Warren, Instrumental in Securing Women's Right to Vote in New Mexico, United States of America
  3. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, Uses Her Position as First Lady of Nigeria To Help Women and Girls in Her Country
  4. Alexandra Kollontai, One of the Few Women to Become a Ranking Government Official in Soviet Russia
  5. Alice Paul, Oversaw the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution
  6. Amelia Earhart, Pioneering Pilot
  7. Angelina Jolie, Actress and Advocate For Various Causes
  8. Anna Ella Carroll, The First Unofficial Female Member of a US Cabinet
  9. Anne Hutchinson, Puritan Rule Breaker
  10. Annie K Londonderry, The First Woman to Bicycle Her Way Around the Globe
  11. Annie Oakley, Professional Sharp Shooter
  12. Arawelo, The First Feminist Ruler
  13. Asia Ramazan Antar, Freedom Fighter With the Kurdish YPJ
  14. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Free Speech Advocate Who Fights Against FGM & Honor Killings
  15. Ben Thompson, Gunslinger and Protector of Women
  16. Bettany Hughes, Documentarian and Historian who Educates the Masses on Women's History
  17. Candalyn Kubeck, One of the First Female Commercial Airline Pilots, Who Paved the Way For Others to Follow Suit
  18. Carry Nation, Advocate Who Vandalized Saloons to Get Her Point Across
  19. Chandro Tomar, Sharpshooter who Used Her Publicity to Help Girls Across the Country
  20. Charlotta Bass, Newspaper Publisher and Politician
  21. Charlotte Woodward Pierce, Suffragist and the Only Signer at the Seneca Falls Convention Left Alive at the Passage of the 19th Amendment
  22. Christina Hoff Sommers, Author & Advocate for Equity Feminism
  23. Christine de Pisan, One of the World's First Feminist Authors
  24. Cixi, Empress Dowager of China who Fought to Better Her Countrywomen
  25. Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross
  26. Clementine Churchill, The Political Firepower That Convinced Her Husband to Become a Suffrage Supporter
  27. Constance Markiewicz, Suffragette and Irish Nationalist
  28. Dede Mirabal, One of Las Mariposas
  29. Donaldina Cameron, The Angry Angel of Chinatown (Helped End the Chinese Slave Trade in California)
  30. Douglas Pitt, Humanitarian and Advocate for the People of Tanzania
  31. Edith Garrud, The First Teacher of Suffrajitsu
  32. Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States of America
  33. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Social Reformer & Suffrage Advocate
  34. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the First Woman To Become a Doctor and Surgeon in Great Britain
  35. Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt, Oversaw the First Suffrage Convention in Connecticut History
  36. Elizabeth Tabor, The Silver Queen of Colorado
  37. Emily Howland, Advocate For Various Causes
  38. Esther Hobart Morris, Suffrage Advocate and First Female Justice of the Peace in the US
  39. Faustina the Elder, Roman Empress Who Used Her Position to Advocate for Women and Girls' Education
  40. Fereshteh Forough, Founder of the First School Dedicated to Teaching Afghani Girls How to Code
  41. Frances Perkins, The First Woman to Serve in a US Presidential Cabinet
  42. Frida Kahlo, Painter
  43. George Francis Train, Eccentric Businessman Who Helped Fund the Suffrage Movement in the United States
  44. George Sand, Androgynous Literary Icon who Used Her Writings to Further the Cause of Independent Womanhood in France
  45. Guglielma, Preached a Feminized Version of Christianity
  46. Harriet Taylor Upton, Women's Suffrage Advocate, Political Icon, Dazzling Daughter, Need I Go On...
  47. Harriet Tubman, Abolitionist and Conductor on the Underground Railroad
  48. Harry Gordon Selfridge, Founder of Selfridge's Department Store
  49. Helen Keller, Advocate Who Overcame Being Deaf and Blind
  50. Hildegard von Bingen, Catholic Saint and So Much More
  51. Ida B Wells, Journalist and Advocate For Various Causes
  52. Indira Gandhi, The First Woman to Become the Prime Minister of India
  53. Inez Milholland, Literally Campaigned Herself to Death for the Cause of Suffrage
  54. Isabella Bird Bishop, Proved Women Could Travel and Make a Living on Their Own Merit Without a Man
  55. Jane Austen, Novelist
  56. Jeannette Rankin, The First Woman Elected to the United States Congress
  57. Katharine Wright Haskell, Suffrage Advocate & Supportive Sister
  58. Laura Welch Bush, Former First Lady of the United States
  59. Lisa Ling, Journalist and Television Commentator
  60. Lola Greene Baldwin, The First Female Police Officer in the United States, who Used Her Position to Advocate for Women and Girls
  61. Louisa May Alcott, Author of Little Women
  62. Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Deadliest Female Sniper in History Who Used Her Position to Further the Cause of Women's Rights
  63. Madam CJ Walker, The First Self-made Female Millionaire in United States History
  64. Maggie Walker, Civil Rights Activist and Businesswoman
  65. Manuela Saenz, Revolutionary Leader & Suffragette in South America
  66. Margaret Brent, The First Woman in the American Colonies to Appear Before a Court of Common Law
  67. Margaret Tobin Brown, Unsinkable Maggie--Titanic Survivor
  68. Maria Mitchell, Helped Found the American Association Of University Women
  69. Maria Montessori, Feminist and Creator of the Montessori Learning Technique
  70. Marie Stopes, Eugenicist and Birth Control Pioneer
  71. Maria Teresa Mirabal, One of Las Mariposas
  72. Marie Equi, Birth Control Provider, Political Demonstrator, and Suffragist
  73. Mariska Hargitay, Actress and Advocate For Various Causes
  74. Martha Borthwick Cheney, Translator and Feminist
  75. Mary Agnes Chase, Botanist and Social Activist
  76. Mary Curzon, Vicereine of India who Used Her Position to Advocate for Women in the Medical Field
  77. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Dress Reform and Suffrage Advocate
  78. Mary McLeod Bethune, Civil Rights and Women's Rights Advocate
  79. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Feminist Author
  80. Millicent Fawcett, Leading Suffragette in the United Kingdom
  81. Minerva Mirabal, One of Las Mariposas
  82. Monica Lewinsky, Activist and Anti-Cyber-bullying Advocate
  83. Myra Bradwell, Lawyer Who Used Her Legal Knowledge to Help 19th Century Women
  84. Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, The First Woman Elected To British Parliament & Allowed to Take Her Seat
  85. Naziq al-Abid, Suffragist who Fought for Syrian Women's Right to Vote
  86. Nellie Tayloe Ross, The First Female Governor in the United States
  87. Olympe de Gouges, Author of the Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen
  88. Patria Mirabal, One of Las Mariposas
  89. Penelope Barker, Organizer of the First Women's Political Demonstration in the United States
  90. Phyllis Schlafly, Defender of the Conservative Woman's Way of Life
  91. Prudence Crandall, Abolitionist and Education Activist
  92. Qandeel Baloch, Used Her Social Media Influence to Further the Case of Girls in Pakistan--and was Murdered For It
  93. Qiu Jin, China's Joan of Arc Who Battled Against Confucian Norms
  94. Rania al-Abdullah, Uses Her Position as Queen Consort of Jordan to Help Women and Children Around the World
  95. Sally Ride, The First American Woman to Go to Space
  96. Sara Blakely, Uses Her Influence and Assets to Help Women and Girls the World Over
  97. Sarah T Hughes, Federal Judge who Used Her Position to Help Enfranchise the Women of Texas
  98. Seraph Young Ford, The First Woman to Cast a Ballot in a US Election
  99. Simone Veil, Politician who Helped Legalize Abortion in France Among Other Women's Rights Advocacy Causes
  100. Sofia Kovalevskaya, Mathematician Who Fought For Equal Rights For Women in University
  101. Sophia Hayden, The First Female Graduate of MIT's Architectural Program
  102. Soraya Tarzi, Queen Consort of Afghanistan who Used Her Position to Benefit Afghani Women
  103. Stephanie Garman Freed, Co-Founder of Rapha House International
  104. Susan B Anthony, Pioneering Leader of the Women's Suffrage Movement in the United States
  105. Sutematsu Oyama, Women's Education Advocate in Her Native Japan
  106. Theodora I, Empress of the Byzantine Empire
  107. Tye Leung Schulze, Fought to End the Chinese Slave Trade in California
  108. Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming, Advocated for Better Wages and More Women in the Field of Astronomy
  109. Veronica Franco, Poet and Courtesan
  110. Victoria Woodhull, The First Woman in US History to Run for President