|* Harriet Tubman- died 1913. She escaped slavery and helped to free 70 slaves using the "Underground Railroad". A network of anti-slavery activist and safe houses.
Jane Addams- 1860-1935 Known as the mother of social work in America. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.
Mary McLeod Bethune - 1875-1955. A devoted educator and activist. She opened one of the first schools for African American girls in 1904.
Yayoi Kusama- 1929- still living. The first woman to represent Japan at the Venice Biennale. There was a great documentary about her life and how she has been exploited.https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00084zh
Sybill Lupp- 1916-1994. A successful racing car driver who challenged gender roles. She was one of New Zealand's first mechanics.
Sophie Scholl- 1921-1943. A symbol of resistance. She was an active member in the White Rose group in 1940s Germany. She was executed by beheading for distributing leaflets by the Nazis in Stadelheim prison.