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Mariama Ba
1929-1981
From: Senegal
Fields: Education, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Writer, feminist

Maryam Ibrahim Babangida
1948-2009
From: Nigeria
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: Feminist, activist

Tabitha Babbitt
1784-1853
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: inventor, tool maker, invented the circular saw

Julia Burnelle Smade Babcock
1868-1962
From: United States: Arkansas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Novelist

Mabel Keyes Babcock
1862-1931
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Agriculture and Horticulture
Key Words/Phrases: Landscape designer

Ingeborg Bachmann
1926-1973
From: Austria, Italy
Fields: Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Poet, author

June Bacon-Bercey
1932-
From: United States: California, Kansas, New York, Washington DC
Fields: Meteorology
Key Words/Phrases: Meteorologist

Olave Baden-Powell
1889-1977
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: Guiding and Scouting

Erykah Badu
1971-
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: Singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress

Joan Baez
1941-
From: United States: California, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Music
Key Words/Phrases: Folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist

Sarah G. Bagley
1806-1883
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: Women's rights activist, labor organizer

Elisaveta Bagryana
1893-1991
From: Bulgaria
Fields: Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Poet

Shannon Bahrke
1980-
From: United States: California, Nevada, Utah
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: skiing, skier

Pearl Bailey
1918-1990
From: United States: New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Actress and singer

Joanna Baillie
1762-1851
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Playwright, poet

Augusta Baker
1911-1998
From: United States: Maryland, New York, South Carolina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Librarian, storyteller

Ella Baker
1903-1986
From: United States: Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Civil rights activist, labor organizer

Ellen S. Baker
1953-
From: United States: New York, North Carolina, Texas
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Physician, astronaut

Josephine Baker
1906-1975
From: France, United States: Missouri, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: cabaret singer, dancer, star

LaVern Baker
1929-1997
From: Philippines, United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: R&B, blues and jazz singer.

Sara Josephine Baker
1873-1945
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine, Sociology/Social Work
Key Words/Phrases: Physician, pioneer in public health

Emma Bakes
1968-
From: United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Physics
Key Words/Phrases: NASA astrophysicist

Dora Bakoyiannis
1954-
From: Greece
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Politician, Member of Parliament

Angelica Balabanoff
1878-1965
From: Italy, Russia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Politician, activist, communist

Emily Greene Balch
1867-1961
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Economics, Education, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: Economist, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner

Maria Louise Baldwin
1856-1922
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Educator, civic leader

Tammy Baldwin
1962-
From: United States: Wisconsin
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Politician

Frances Balfour
1858-1931
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: Suffragist

Lucille Ball
1911-1989
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: TV star, comedian, film and TV executive

Martha Ballard
c.1735-1812
From: United States: Maine, Massachusetts
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Midwife, diarist

Margaret Ballinger
1894-1980
From: South Africa, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Politician

Balthild
c.627-680
From: France
Fields: Government and Politics, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: Queen regent of Burgundy, canonized to sainthood

Ban Zhao
1st Century A.D.-
From: China
Fields: History
Key Words/Phrases: First woman Chinese historian

Joyce Banda
1950-
From: Malawi
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Politician, educator, women's rights activist

Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike
1916-2000
From: Sri Lanka
Fields: Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Politician, 1st female head of government

Dicksie Bradley Bandy
1890-1971
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: Businesswoman, supported Native American rights

Nina Bang
1866-1928
From: Denmark
Fields: Government and Politics, History
Key Words/Phrases: Politician, historian

Tallulah Bankhead
1902-1968
From: United States: Alabama, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Elizabeth L. Banks
1872-1938
From: United Kingdom, United States: New Jersey
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: Journalist

Tyra Banks
1973-
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Talk show host, producer, author, actress, and model

Jill Barad
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: CEO of Mattel

Frida Baranek
1961-
From: Brazil, United States: New York
Fields: Art
Key Words/Phrases: Sculptor

Agatha Barbara
1923-2002
From: Malta
Fields: Education, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Politician, first woman President of Malta

Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
1743-1825
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Education, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Author, poet, essayist, editor

Judi Bari
1949-1997
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Environment, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: Earth First! organizer, environmental activist, labor organizer

Marjorie Faith Barnard
1897-1987
From: Australia
Fields: History, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Novelist, short story writer, critic, historian and librarian

Djuna Barnes
1892-1982
From: France, United Kingdom, United States: New York
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Poet, playwright, journalist

Florence (Pancho) Lowe Barnes
1901-1975
From: United States: California
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Business and Finance, Exploration and Adventure
Key Words/Phrases: Stunt pilot, aviatrix, daredevil, club owner

Josephine Barnes
1912-1999
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Physician

Natalie Clifford Barney
1876-1972
From: France, United States: Ohio, Washington DC
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Other
Key Words/Phrases: Playwright, poet and novelist

Barbara Barrett
1950-
From:
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Ambassador, Civil Aeronautics Board

Elizabeth Barrett-Conner
From: United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Epidemiology

Emily Dunning Barringer
1876-1961
From: United States: Connecticut, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Health and Medicine, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: First female ambulance surgeon

Robertine Barry
1863-1910
From: Canada
Fields: Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: Journalist and publisher

Charlene Barshefsky
1950-
From: United States: Illinois, Washington DC
Fields: Government and Politics, Law
Key Words/Phrases: US Trade Representative, lawyer

Clara Barton
1821-1912
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine
Key Words/Phrases: Nurse, founder of the American Red Cross

Carol Bartz
1948-
From: United States: California, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: Business executive, former CEO of Yahoo and of Autodesk

Florence Bascom
1862-1945
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Geology
Key Words/Phrases: Geologist, first woman hired by the United States Geological Survey.

Janet Emerson Bashen
1957-
From: United States: Ohio, Texas
Fields: Business and Finance, Computer Science and Information Technology, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: patented a software application

Anne Bashkiroff
1923-2008
From: China, United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: Alzheimer's activist

Joyce Baskins
1944-2014
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: Social activist

Angela Bassett
1958-
From: United States: Florida, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Actress, film director

Daisy Gatson Bates
1914-1999
From: United States: Arkansas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: Civil rights activist

Daisy May Bates
1859-1951
From: Australia, Ireland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Anthropology, Exploration and Adventure, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: Journalist, welfare worker, involved with the Australian Aboriginal cultures

Patricia Bath
1942-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Health and Medicine, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: holds four patents for medical devices

Jean Batten
1909-1982
From: New Zealand
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration
Key Words/Phrases: Aviator

Eleanor Baum
1940-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Education, Engineering
Key Words/Phrases: Electrical engineer, educator

Emilia Pardo Bazan
1851-1921
From: Spain
Fields: Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: Novelist, journalist, essayist

Dorothea Beale
1831-1906
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Education
Key Words/Phrases: Suffragist, educational reformer, author

Lillian Kennedy Beam
From: United States: California, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Mary Ritter Beard
1876-1958
From: United States: Indiana, New York
Fields: Education, History, Human Rights

Lydia Becker
1827-1890
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting

Courtenay Becker-Dey
1965-
From: United States: Connecticut
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: sailing

Trish Beckman
From: United States
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Navy, Boeing, Women Military Aviators

Kiran Bedi
1949-
From: India
Fields: Government and Politics, Law, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: Indian Police, tennis

Catherine Esther Beecher
1800-1878
From: United States: Connecticut
Fields: Education

Joy Behar
1942-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Aphra Behn
1640-1689
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell
1868-1926
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Archaeology, Government and Politics, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: archaeologist, traveler, writer, administrator, helped establish Iraq's borders

Alva Belmont
1853-1933
From: United States: Alabama, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Veronica Belmont
1982-
From: United States: California, Connecticut
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: CNET and PlayStation Video host

Ruth Benedict
1887-1948
From: United States: New York
Fields: Anthropology, Education

Ruth Mary Rogan Benerito
1916-
From: United States: Louisiana
Fields: Chemistry, Education, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: holds 55 patents related to textile industry incl. for wash-and-wear cotton

Miriam E. Benjamin
19th c.-
From: United States: Washington DC
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: invented device to signal for an attendant

Sophia Hayden Bennett
1868-1953
From: Chile, United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Architecture and Interior Design
Key Words/Phrases: architect

Margaret Benson
1865-1916
From:
Fields:

Ingrid Bergman
1915-1982
From: Italy, Sweden, United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen

St. Bernadette of Lourdes
1844-1879
From: France
Fields: Religion

Sarah Bernhardt
1844-1923
From: France
Fields: Stage and Screen

Halle Berrry
1966-
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Stage and Screen

Martha McChesney Berry
1866-1942
From: United States: Alabama, Georgia
Fields: Education, Philanthropy, Religion

Mary Frances Berry
1938-
From: United States: Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington DC
Fields: Education, History

Annie Wood Besant
1847-1933
From: India, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: activist, Theosophist

Louise Blanchard Bethune
1856-1913
From: United States: New York
Fields: Architecture and Interior Design

Mary McLeod Bethune
1875-1955
From: United States: Florida, South Carolina, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Human Rights

Ela Bhatt
1933-
From: India
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Law, Management and Labor Relations

Benazir Bhutto
1953-2007
From: Pakistan
Fields: Government and Politics

Mary Ann Bickerdyke
1817-1901
From: United States
Fields: Health and Medicine, Military and Warfare

Patricia Billings
1926-
From: United States: Kansas, Missouri
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: invented a fireproof building material Geobond

Teresa Billington-Greig
1877-1964
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights

Isabella Bird
1831-1904
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Exploration and Adventure

Rose Elizabeth Bird
1936-1999
From: United States: Arizona, California
Fields: Law

Elizabeth Bishop
1911-1979
From: Canada, United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

Bjork Gudmundsdottir
1965-
From: Iceland
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Cathleen Black
1944-
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting

Clementina Black
1854-1922
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry, Management and Labor Relations

Martha Munger Black
1866-1957
From: Canada, United States: Illinois
Fields: Exploration and Adventure, Government and Politics

Nellie Peters Black
1851-1919
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Alice Stone Blackwell
1857-1950
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Jersey
Fields: Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting

Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell
1825-1921
From: United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Human Rights, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: first American woman ordained minister, activist

Elizabeth Blackwell
1821-1910
From: United Kingdom, United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Health and Medicine

Emily Blackwell
1826-1910
From: United Kingdom, United States: Maine, New York, Ohio
Fields: Education, Health and Medicine

Bonnie Blair
1964-
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: speedskater

Helen Augusta Blanchard
1840-1922
From: United States: Maine
Fields: Invention
Key Words/Phrases: held 28 patents, incl. for the zigzag sewing machine

Cate Blanchett
1969-
From: Australia
Fields: Stage and Screen

Fanny Blankers-Koen
1918-2004
From: Netherlands
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track-and-field, track and field

Mary J. Blige
1971-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

Katherine Blodgett
1898-1979
From: United States
Fields: Physics

Ethel Blondin-Andrew
1951-
From: Canada
Fields: Government and Politics

Amelia Jenks Bloomer
1818-1894
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Bessie Blount
1914-
From: United States: Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia
Fields: Invention

Susan Blow
1843-1916
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Nellie Bly
1867-1922
From: United States: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting

Myrna Blyth
From: United States: New York
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting

Barbara Bodichon
1827-1891
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Danuta Bois
1952-
From: Poland, United States: Florida, New York, Tennessee
Fields: Other
Key Words/Phrases: web site owner

Elizabeth Boit
1849-1932
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Business and Finance

Tonya Bolden
1959-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry

La Bolduc (Mary Rose-Anna Travers)
1894-1941
From: Canada
Fields: Music

Jane Matilda Bolin
1908-2007
From: United States: New York
Fields: Law

Ruthie Bolton
1967-
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Military and Warfare, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Roberta Bondar
1945-
From: Canada
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Photography, Physics

Margaret Bondfield
1873-1953
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Government and Politics

Winifred Bonfils
1863-1936
From: United States
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting

Rosa Bonheur
1822-1899
From: France
Fields: Art

Therese Bonney
1894-1978
From: France, United States: California, New York
Fields: Photography
Key Words/Phrases: photographer

Anne Bonny
1894-1978
From: Bahamas, Ireland
Fields: Other

Mary Everett Boole
1832-1916
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Mathematics

Corrie ten Boom
1892-1983
From: Netherlands
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Rebecca Boone
1739-1813
From: United States: Alabama
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology

Sarah Boone
19th century-?
From: United States: Connecticut
Fields: Invention

Elayne Boosler
1952-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Catherine Booth
1829-1890
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion

Amanda Borden
1977-
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: gymnast, gymnastics

Anita Borg
1949-2003
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology

Bente Borsum
From: Norway
Fields: Stage and Screen

Boudica
?-62 A.D.
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: warrior queen, Queen of Iceni, fought the Roman army

Nadia Juliette Boulanger
1887-1979
From: France
Fields: Music

Hassiba Boulmerka
1968-
From: Algeria
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track-and-field, track and field

Antoinette Bourignon
1616-1680
From: Belgium
Fields: Religion

Margaret Bourke-White
1904-1971
From: United States: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Photography
Key Words/Phrases: photographed the Dust Bowl victims, early Soviet Union

Clara Bow
1905-1965
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Susan Bowley
From: United States
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration

Janine Bowman
1973-
From: United States: Rhode Island
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: shooting

Barbara Boxer
From: United States: California
Fields: Government and Politics

Louise Arner Boyd
1887-1972
From: United States
Fields: Exploration and Adventure

Susan Boyle
1961-
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer

Marie Bracquemond
1841-1916
From: France
Fields: Art

Lydia Moss Bradley
1816-1908
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Business and Finance, Philanthropy

Anne Bradstreet
1612-1672
From: United Kingdom, United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Myra Bradwell
1831-1894
From: United States: Illinois, Vermont
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting, Law
Key Words/Phrases: lawyer, publisher, activist

Elizabeth Bragg
1876-
From: United States: California
Fields: Engineering

Sophia Brahe
1556-1643
From: Denmark
Fields: Agriculture and Horticulture, Astronomy, History
Key Words/Phrases: horticulturalist, astronomer, historian

Jenny Rosenthal Bramley
1909-1997
From: France, Russia, United States: New York
Fields: Invention, Physics

Brandy (Brandy Norwood)
1979-
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Music

Marjorie Brasuhn
1923?-1971
From: United States: Hawaii, Minnesota
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: Roller Derby

(Emma) Lucy Braun
1889-1971
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Agriculture and Horticulture, Environment

Toni Braxton
1968-
From: United States: California, Maryland
Fields: Music

Mary Breckinridge
1881-1965
From: United States: Kentucky
Fields: Health and Medicine

Sister Antonia Brenner
From: Mexico
Fields: Religion

Catherine Breshkovsky
1844-1934
From: Russia, Switzerland, United States
Fields: Government and Politics

Audrey Brians
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Architecture and Interior Design

Fanny Brice
1891-1951
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Ruby Bridges
1954-
From: United States: Louisiana, Mississippi
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights
Key Words/Phrases: first black child to attend a white school in New Orleans

St. Bridget of Sweden
1303-1373
From: Sweden
Fields: Religion

Torah Bright
1986-
From: Australia, United States: Utah
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: snowboarder

Anne W. Brigman
1869-1950
From: United States: California, Hawaii
Fields: Art, Photography

Leonie Brinkema
1944-
From: United States: New Jersey, Virginia
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. District Judge, lawyer

Valerie Brisco-Hooks
1960-
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: track-and-field, track and field

Elizabeth Knight Britton
1858-1934
From: United States: New York
Fields: Agriculture and Horticulture

The Bronte Family
1818-1848
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Gwendolyn Brooks
1917-2000
From: United States: Illinois, Kansas
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Louise Brooks
1906-1985
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

(The Unsinkable) Molly Brown
1867-1932
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Activism and Social Service
Key Words/Phrases: Heroine in the rescue from the RMS Titanic

Charlotte Hawkins Brown
1883-1961
From: United States: North Carolina
Fields: Education

Clara Brown
1803-1885
From: United States: Colorado, Missouri, Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Corrine Brown
1946-
From: United States: Florida
Fields: Government and Politics

Denise Scott Brown
1931-
From: South Africa, Zambia, United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Architecture and Interior Design, Education

Dorothy Lavinia Brown
1919-2004
From: United States: Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Fields: Government and Politics, Health and Medicine

Hallie Q. Brown
1845-1949
From: United States: Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota
Fields: Education

Helen Gurley Brown
1922-
From: United States: Arkansas, California
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting, Literature and Poetry

Marie Van Brittan Brown
1922-1999
From: United States: New York
Fields: Invention

Olympia Brown
1835-1926
From: United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Religion

Rachel Fuller Brown
1898-1980
From: United States: Illinois, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Chemistry, Education, Invention

Renee Brown
From: United States
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Tabitha Moffatt Brown
1780-1858
From: United States: Oregon
Fields: Education

Willa B. Brown
1906-1992
From: United States: Illinois, Kentucky
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Education
Key Words/Phrases: aviatrix, aviator, pilot, teacher

Marjorie Lee Browne
1914-1979
From: United States: California, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Fields: Education, Mathematics

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
1806-1859
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe
1850-1936
From: United States
Fields: Art

Gro Harlem Brundtland
1939-
From: Norway
Fields: Health and Medicine

Mary Brush
19th Cent-
From: United States
Fields: Invention

Yvonne Bryceland
1925-1992
From: South Africa, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen

Maria Bualat
From: United States
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Computer Science and Information Technology

Esther Bubley
1921-1998
From: United States: New York, Washington DC, Wisconsin
Fields: Photography
Key Words/Phrases: photographer

Pearl S. Buck
1892-1973
From: China, United States: Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Literature and Poetry
Key Words/Phrases: writer, the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize in Literature

Emma Bugbee
1888-1981
From: United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Journalism and Broadcasting

Sandra Bullock
1964-
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Vivian Bullwinkel
1915-2000
From: Australia
Fields: Health and Medicine, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: nurse, military nurse, prisoner of war

Eryn Bulmer
1976-
From: Canada
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: diving, diver

Sigrun Bulow-Hube
1913-1994
From: Canada, Sweden
Fields: Architecture and Interior Design

Grace Bumbry
1937-
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Music

Bonnie Buratti
From: United States
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration

Eleanor Margaret Peachey Burbidge
1919-
From: United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration

Margaret Burbidge
1919-
From: United Kingdom, United States
Fields: Astronomy

Selma Burke
1900-1995
From: United States: New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Fields: Art, Education

Jocelyn Bell Burnell
1941-
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Astronomy, Physics

Carol Burnett
1933-
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Fanny Burney
1752-1840
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Lucy Burns
1879-1966
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Government and Politics

Allison Dale Burroughs
1961-
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Law
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. District Judge, lawyer

Margaret Taylor Burroughs
1917-
From: United States: Illinois, Louisiana
Fields: Art, Education, Literature and Poetry

General Eva Burrows
1929-
From: Australia, Zimbabwe
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Beryl Burton
1937-1996
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: cycling

Mae Busch
1891-1946
From: Australia, United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen

Barbara Bush
1925-
From: United States: New York, Texas
Fields: Philanthropy, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, literacy program

Kate Bush
1958-
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Music

Akosua Busia
1966-
From: Ghana, United States
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen

Frances Mary Buss
1827-1894
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service

Josephine Butler
1828-1906
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Philanthropy

Lanee Carrie Butler
1970-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Sports
Key Words/Phrases: sailing

Octavia Butler
1947-
From: United States: California, Washington
Fields: Literature and Poetry

Selena Sloan Butler
1872-1964
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Education



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