1955 – 2016
An American Peabody Award-winning journalist, television newscaster, and author.
The winningest college basketball coach, female or male:)
Olene Walker (1930-2015)
First and only female governor of Utah. My “GovernHers” column tells the greater story of only 36 female U.S. governors ever: http://aauw-il.aauw.net/files/2013/04/July13.pdf
Louise Suggs (1923-2015)
One of thirteen women who founded the LPGA in 1950!
Rev. Willie T. Barrow 1924-2015
Chicago’s Own Civil Rights Activist Extraordinaire!
Jane Byrne 1933-2014
Chicago’s first and only female mayor and
first mayor to recognize the LBGT community!
Stephanie Kwolek 1923-2014
Louise Brough Clapp 1923-2014
She had won 13 singles, doubles or mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon,
but they came before the Open era and its huge prize money!
Muriel Siebert 1928-2013
First female to hold a seat on the NYSE!
Gerda Lerner 1920-2013
Introduced women’s studies degree programs into college/university departments!
Sally Ride 1951-2012
First woman astronaut into space!