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  • Collection: Leadership/Governance

First black female member of the House of Representatives and first black female
candidate to run for a major party's nomination for President of the United States

First woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court

African-American woman who started a successful beauty company and encouraged US citizens to see black women as beautiful

First woman to be nominated by a major political party for the position of President of the United States of America. Former Secretary of State, former New York Senator, and life-long activist who continually challenges gender norms in US society and…

First woman to be appointed to the US Cabinet--as the Secretary of Labor, no less, in a time when wage work was considered outside woman's sphere

Ambassador and reformer, she advocated greater rights for women and minorities

First woman of an Islamic country to serve as Prime Minister

Female pharaoh who led Egypt into a time of peace and economic prosperity
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