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. Anne Hutchinson, Puritan Rule Breaker
  9. Annie K Londonderry, The First Woman to Bicycle Her Way Around the Globe
  10. Annie Oakley, Professional Sharp Shooter
  11. Arawelo, The First Feminist Ruler
  12. Asia Ramazan Antar, Freedom Fighter With the Kurdish YPJ
  13. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Free Speech Advocate Who Fights Against FGM & Honor Killings
  14. Ben Thompson, Gunslinger and Protector of Women
  15. Bettany Hughes, Documentarian and Historian who Educates the Masses on Women's History
  16. Candalyn Kubeck, One of the First Female Commercial Airline Pilots, Who Paved the Way For Others to Follow Suit
  17. Carry Nation, Advocate Who Vandalized Saloons to Get Her Point Across
  18. Chandro Tomar, Sharpshooter who Used Her Publicity to Help Girls Across the Country
  19. Charlotta Bass, Newspaper Publisher and Politician
  20. Christina Hoff Sommers, Author & Advocate for Equity Feminism
  21. Christine de Pisan, One of the World's First Feminist Authors
  22. Cixi, Empress Dowager of China who Fought to Better Her Countrywomen
  23. Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross
  24. Clementine Churchill, The Political Firepower That Convinced Her Husband to Become a Suffrage Supporter
  25. Constance Markiewicz, Suffragette and Irish Nationalist
  26. Dede Mirabal, One of Las Mariposas
  27. Donaldina Cameron, The Angry Angel of Chinatown (Helped End the Chinese Slave Trade in California)
  28. Douglas Pitt, Humanitarian and Advocate for the People of Tanzania
  29. Edith Garrud, The First Teacher of Suffrajitsu
  30. Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States of America
  31. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Social Reformer & Suffrage Advocate
  32. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the First Woman To Become a Doctor and Surgeon in Great Britain
  33. Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt, Oversaw the First Suffrage Convention in Connecticut History
  34. Emily Howland, Advocate For Various Causes
  35. Esther Hobart Morris, Suffrage Advocate and First Female Justice of the Peace in the US
  36. Faustina the Elder, Roman Empress Who Used Her Position to Advocate for Women and Girls' Education
  37. Fereshteh Forough, Founder of the First School Dedicated to Teaching Afghani Girls How to Code
  38. Frances Perkins, The First Woman to Serve in a US Presidential Cabinet
  39. Frida Kahlo, Painter
  40. George Francis Train, Eccentric Businessman Who Helped Fund the Suffrage Movement in the United States
  41. Guglielma, Preached a Feminized Version of Christianity
  42. Harriet Taylor Upton, Women's Suffrage Advocate, Political Icon, Dazzling Daughter, Need I Go On...
  43. Harriet Tubman, Abolitionist and Conductor on the Underground Railroad
  44. Harry Gordon Selfridge, Founder of Selfridge's Department Store
  45. Helen Keller, Advocate Who Overcame Being Deaf and Blind
  46. Hildegard von Bingen, Catholic Saint and So Much More
  47. Ida B Wells, Journalist and Advocate For Various Causes
  48. Indira Gandhi, The First Woman to Become the Prime Minister of India
  49. Inez Milholland, Literally Campaigned Herself to Death for the Cause of Suffrage
  50. Jane Austen, Novelist
  51. Jeannette Rankin, The First Woman Elected to the United States Congress
  52. Katharine Wright Haskell, Suffrage Advocate & Supportive Sister
  53. Laura Welch Bush, Former First Lady of the United States
  54. Lisa Ling, Journalist and Television Commentator
  55. Lola Greene Baldwin, The First Female Police Officer in the United States, who Used Her Position to Advocate for Women and Girls
  56. Louisa May Alcott, Author of Little Women
  57. Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Deadliest Female Sniper in History Who Used Her Position to Further the Cause of Women's Rights
  58. Madam CJ Walker, The First Self-made Female Millionaire in United States History
  59. Maggie Walker, Civil Rights Activist and Businesswoman
  60. Manuela Saenz, Revolutionary Leader & Suffragette in South America
  61. Margaret Tobin Brown, Unsinkable Maggie--Titanic Survivor
  62. Maria Mitchell, Helped Found the American Association Of University Women
  63. Marie Stopes, Eugenicist and Birth Control Pioneer
  64. Maria Teresa Mirabal, One of Las Mariposas
  65. Mariska Hargitay, Actress and Advocate For Various Causes
  66. Martha Borthwick Cheney, Translator and Feminist
  67. Mary Agnes Chase, Botanist and Social Activist
  68. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Dress Reform and Suffrage Advocate
  69. Mary McLeod Bethune, Civil Rights and Women's Rights Advocate
  70. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Feminist Author
  71. Millicent Fawcett, Leading Suffragette in the United Kingdom
  72. Minerva Mirabal, One of Las Mariposas
  73. Monica Lewinsky, Activist and Anti-Cyber-bullying Advocate
  74. Myra Bradwell, Lawyer Who Used Her Legal Knowledge to Help 19th Century Women
  75. Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, The First Woman Elected To British Parliament & Allowed to Take Her Seat
  76. Naziq al-Abid, Suffragette who Fought for Syrian Women's Right to Vote
  77. Olympe de Gouges, Author of the Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen
  78. Patria Mirabal, One of Las Mariposas
  79. Penelope Barker, Organizer of the First Women's Political Demonstration in the United States
  80. Phyllis Schlafly, Defender of the Conservative Woman's Way of Life
  81. Qandeel Baloch, Used Her Social Media Influence to Further the Case of Girls in Pakistan--and was Murdered For It
  82. Qiu Jin, China's Joan of Arc Who Battled Against Confucian Norms
  83. Rania al-Abdullah, Uses Her Position as Queen Consort of Jordan to Help Women and Children Around the World
  84. Sally Ride, The First American Woman to Go to Space
  85. Sara Blakely, Uses Her Influence and Assets to Help Women and Girls the World Over
  86. Sarah T Hughes, Federal Judge who Used Her Position to Help Enfranchise the Women of Texas
  87. Seraph Young Ford, The First Woman to Cast a Ballot in a US Election
  88. Sofia Kovalevskaya, Mathematician Who Fought For Equal Rights For Women in University
  89. Soraya Tarzi, Queen Consort of Afghanistan who Used Her Position to Benefit Afghani Women
  90. Stephanie Garman Freed, Co-Founder of Rapha House International
  91. Susan B Anthony, Pioneering Leader of the Women's Suffrage Movement in the United States
  92. Sutematsu Oyama, Women's Education Advocate in Her Native Japan
  93. Theodora I, Empress of the Byzantine Empire
  94. Tye Leung Schulze, Fought to End the Chinese Slave Trade in California
  95. Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming, Advocated for Better Wages and More Women in the Field of Astronomy
  96. Veronica Franco, Poet and Courtesan
  97. Victoria Woodhull, The First Woman in US History to Run for President