Women’s Rights Advocates

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