150 Female Role Models For The 15 Most Common Majors

150 Female Role Models For The 15 Most Common Majors

The future (and past) is female.



1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

2. Sonia Sotomayor

3. Sandra Day O'Connor

4. Elena Kagan

5. Belva Lockwood

6. Marcia Clark

7. Arabella Mansfield

8. Helena Florence Normanton

9. Gloria Allred

10. Michelle Obama

Performing Arts/Arts

1. Beyonce Knowles-Carter

2. Audrey Hepburn

3. Meryl Streep

4. Amy Poehler

5. Kathryn Bigelow

6. Aretha Franklin

7. Julie Andrews

8. Tea Lioni

9. Renee Elise Goldsberry

10. Rupi Kaur


1. Maya Angelou

2. Edith Wharton

3. Emily Dickinson

4. Toni Morrison

5. Louisa May Alcott

6. Laura Ingalls Wilder

7. Julia Alvarez

8. Amy Tan

9. Jane Austen

10. J. K. Rowling

Women & Gender Studies

1. Eugenia Tucker Fitzgerald

2. Lilly Ledbetter

3. Alice Paul

4. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

5. Lucretia Mott

6. Susan B. Anthony

7. Anita Hill

8. Lucy Diggs Slowe

9. Bell Hooks

10. Audre Lorde

Biology/Animal Sciences

1. Jane Goodall

2. Rachel Carson

3. Millie Hughes-Fulford

4. Rachel Caron

5. Joy Adamson

6. Mary Anning

7. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi

8. Barbara McClintock

9. Gertrude B. Elion

10. Gerty Cori


1. Clara Barton

2. Mary Eliza Mahoney

3. Margaret Sanger

4. Mabel Keaton Staupers

5. Mary Seacole

6. Susie King Taylor

7. Linda Richards

8. Maria Montessori

9. Rachel Robinson

10. Grace Neill


1. Christiane Amanpour

2. Helen Thomas

3. Elizabeth Cowell

4. Nellie Bly

5. Barbara Walters

6. Diane Sawyer

7. Lisa Ling

8. Ida B. Wells

9. Soledad O'Brien

10. Lesley Stahl

Political Science

1. Benazir Bhutto

2. Countess Constance Markiewicz

3. Viscountess Nancy Astor

4. Frances Perkins

5. Sojourner Truth

6. Eleanor Roosevelt

7. Berta Cáceres

8. Barbara Jordan

9. Ann Richards

10. Geraldine Ferraro


1. Sally Ride

2. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

3. Chien-Shiung Wu

5. Lise Meitner

6. Fabiola Gianotti

7. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

8. Edith Clarke

9. Kimberly Bryant

10. Hertha Sponer


1. Sheryl Sandberg

2. Muriel Siebert

3. Sarah Breedlove

4. Elizabeth E. Bailey

5. Indra Nooyi

6. Ursula Burns

7. Oprah Winfrey

8. Marillyn Hewson

9. Denise Morrison

10. Rosalind Brewer


1. Tracy Caldwell Dyson

2. Marie Curie

3. Rosalind Franklin

4. Catherine Coleman

5. Reatha Clark King

6. Cleopatra the Alchemist

7. Dorothy Hodgkin

8. Jeannette Brown

9. Susan Solomon

10. Kathleen Lonsdale


1. Dorothea Dix

2. Mary Ainsworth

3. Karen Horney

4. Florence Denmark

5. Mamie Phipps Clark

6. Christine Ladd-Franklin

7. Eleanor Maccoby

8. Leta Stetter Hollingsworth

9. Mary Whiton Calkins

10. Carolyn R. Payton

Military History/US Military

1. Noor Inayat Khan

2. Tammy Duckworth

3. Ruby Bradley

4. Sarah Emma Edmonds

5. Bea Arthur

6. Grace Murray Hopper

7. Harriet Tubman

8. Elsie S. Ott

9. Cathay Williams

10. Oveta Culp Hobby


1. Drew Gilpin Faust

2. Maggie Doyne

3. Mary McLeod Bethune

4. Septima Poinsette Clark

5. Aileen Hefferren

6. Savitribai Phule

7. Emma Willard

8. Mary Ward

9. Mary Mcleod Bethune

10. Christa McAliffe


1. Elizabeth Blackwell

2. Roberta Bondar

3. Susan La Flesche Picotte

4. Rebecca Lee Crumpler

5. Virginia Apgar

6. Antonia Novello

7. Helen B. Taussig

8. Nancy Dickey

9. Mae Jemison

10. Trota of Salerno

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