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Halide Edib Adivar
1883-1964
From: Turkey
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Government and Politics, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: novelist, feminist

Aethelflaed
c.872-918
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: ruler of Mercia, warrior queen

Agent 355
-1780s
From: United States: New York
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: espionage, U.S. Revolutionary War, the Culper Ring

Khawlah bint al-Azwar al-Kindiyyah
7th Century A.D.-7th Century A.D.
From: Iraq, Syria
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: warrior

Hind al-Hunnud
7th Century A.D.-7th Century A.D.
From: Saudi Arabia
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: warrior queen

Dahia Al-Kahina
7th century AD-705 AD
From: Algeria, Mauritania, Tunisia
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Berber religious and military leader

Artemisia I
c.480-
From: Turkey
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Warrior Queen of Helicarnassus

Yaa Asantewaa
c.1840-c.1920
From: Ghana
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Warrior queen

Nora Astorga
c.1948-1988
From: Nicaragua
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Law, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Resistance fighter, lawyer, politician, delegate to the UN

Jacqueline Auriol
1917-2000
From: France
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Aviator

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

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

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

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

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

Helen Hannah Campbell
1916-
From: United States: California
Fields: Military and Warfare, Sports
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Marine, chaperone and manager of a women's baseball team

Queen Candace
BC-
From: Ethiopia
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare

Margaret Cochran Corbin
1751-1800
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Military and Warfare

Jane Delano
1862-1919
From: United States: Florida, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Health and Medicine, Military and Warfare

Regina Dugan
From: United States: Maryland
Fields: Engineering, Invention, Management and Labor Relations, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: First female director of DARPA, inventor

Sarah Emma Edmonds
1941-1989
From: Canada, United States: Michigan
Fields: Military and Warfare

Eleanor of Aquitaine
c.1122-1204
From: France, United Kingdom
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare

Juana Galan
1787-1812
From: Spain
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: guerrilla fighter, resistance fighter

Sabiha Gokcen
1913-2001
From: Turkey
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: aviator, aviatrix, combat pilot

Billie Jean Grinder
1984-2010
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: soldier, helicopter pilot, the Iraq War

Grace Murray Hopper
1906-1992
From: United States: New York, Virginia
Fields: Computer Science and Information Technology, Invention, Mathematics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: WAVES, computer scientist, programmer, inventor

Joan of Arc
1412-1431
From: France
Fields: Military and Warfare, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: saint, military heroine, prisoner of war, POW, martyr

Lakshmi Bai
1830-1858
From: India
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: led an uprising against the British

Sybil Ludington
1761-1839
From: United States: New York
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Revolutionary War, rider, Revere

Queen Mavia
4th Century A.D.-4th Century A.D.
From: Syria
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Arab warrior-queen

Hua Mu-Lan
5th Century A.D.-5th Century A.D.
From: China
Fields: Military and Warfare

Nzingha
1582-1663
From: Angola
Fields: Military and Warfare

Anita Bloom Ornoff
1921-2008
From: United States: Florida, New Jersey, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: soldier, veteran, activist

Wanda Pomykalski
From: Poland, United States: California
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: soldier, prisoner of war, POW, World War II

Zinaida Portnova
1926-1944
From: Russia
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: resistance fighter, Hero of the Soviet Union

Barbara Allen Rainey
1948-1982
From: United States: Maryland
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: pilot, Naval aviator

Mary Read
-1721
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: pirate

Marie Therese Rossi Cayton
1959-1991
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: soldier, army major, pilot

Sammuramat (Semiramis)
9th century BC-
From: Iraq
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare

Deborah Sampson
1760-1827
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Military and Warfare

Laura Secord
1775-1868
From: Canada, United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Military and Warfare

Hannah Snell
1723-1792
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: soldier

Violette Szabo
1921-1945
From: France, United Kingdom
Fields: Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: secret agent, spy

Hannah Szenes
1921-1944
From: Hungary, Israel
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Military and Warfare

Mary Anne Talbot
1778-1808
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Exploration and Adventure, Military and Warfare

Tomyris
c. 530 BC-
From: Iran
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare

Trieu Au or Trieu Thi Trinh
c.222-248
From: Viet Nam
Fields: Military and Warfare

The Trung Sisters
?-42 A.D.
From: Viet Nam
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: led a rebellion against occupying Chinese forces

Loreta Janeta Velázquez
1842-c.1897
From: Cuba, United States
Fields: Military and Warfare

Nancy Wake
1912-2011
From: Australia, France, New Zealand
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: correspondent, resistance fighter, war heroine

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman
1843-1864
From: United States: New York
Fields: Military and Warfare

Sheila Widnall
1938-
From: United States: Massachusetts, Washington
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Education, Engineering, Military and Warfare

Amina Sarauniya Zazzua
1533?-1610?
From: Nigeria
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare

Zenobia
c. 240-after 274
From: Syria
Fields: Government and Politics, Military and Warfare
Key Words/Phrases: Syrian warrior queen, fought Egypt and Rome



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