2 Irena Sendler(Humanitarian & Social worker)
3 Margaret Sanger(Birth Control Activist Who Opened the First Birth Control Clinic in the United States)
Margaret Sanger was an American writer and sex educator. She is credited with popularizing the term birth control. A birth control activist, Sanger established the first birth control clinic in America. She also set up organizations that later became the well-known non-profit organization Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She also played a key role in legalizing contraception in the US.
4 Clara Barton(Nurse, Founded of the American Red Cross)
5 Naomi Judd(Nurse, Motivational speaker, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer)
6 Claudette Colvin(Civil Rights Activist)
7 Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia(Eldest Child of Emperor Nicholas II, and of Empress Alexandra of Russia)
8 Edith Cavell(Nurse)
9 Violet Jessop(Nurse)
10 Jennifer Worth(Nurse)
11 Rachel Robinson(Nurse, Baseball player)
13 Marie of Romania(Consort)
15 Margarete Himmler(Nurse)
16 Evelyn Mase(Nurse)
17 Sineenat(Thai nurse)
18 Sue Johanson(Public Speaker)
19 Philomena Lee(Nurse)
An unwed mother in her late teens, Philomena Lee was forced to hand over her son to Irish nuns, who then sold her off to be adopted by an American Catholic family. Author Martin Sixsmith’s book on Philomena’s journey, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, was later made into an Oscar-nominated film.
20 Mimi Smith(Nurse, Housewife, Secretary)
21 Nancy Wake(British Agent who Led the Maquis Groups of the French Resistance - One of the Most Decorated Servicewomen During WW II)
Initially a journalist, Nancy Wake earned the nickname The White Mouse for her skilful spying on Germans. Working under the alias Helene for the SOE, the stiletto-wearing socialite earned respect for her 500 km bicycle ride to report a situation to London, while being chased by the Nazis.
22 Rena Owen(Actor, Nurse)
23 Agnes von Kurowsky(Former nurse who inspired the character "Catherine Barkley" in Ernest Hemingway's 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms.)
24 Bessie Lillian Carter(Mother of the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter)
25 Suze Randall(Nurse, Photographer, Model, Director, Glamour model)
Suze Randall is an English photographer, model, and pornographer. Randall worked as a staff photographer for Hustler and Playboy, becoming the first woman staff photographer for both the publications. In 1980, she directed a pornographic film titled Kiss and Tell, becoming one of the earliest woman porn film directors. Suze Randall has also modeled for magazines like Hustler and Playboy.
26 Cicely Saunders(Nurse)
27 Nella Larsen(Author)
28 Bonnie Nettles(Nurse)
29 Derek Longmuir(Nurse)
30 Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner(Mountaineer)
31 Lillian Wald(Nurse, Humanitarian)
32 Li Shuxian(Nurse)
33 Michaela Schaffrath(Actress)
35 Charles Cullen(Serial Killer)
36 Mayinga N'Seka(She died from Ebola virus disease during the 1976 epidemic in Zaïre)
37 Mary Kingsley(Writer)
English ethnographer and traveler Mary Kingsley was the daughter of renowned physician and traveler George Kingsley and the niece of Charles Kingsley. Unlike girls of her era, she was well-educated and later ventured on an exploratory trip to West Africa, becoming the first European to enter remote areas such as Gabon.
38 Hildegard Peplau(Nurse)
39 Lucia de Berk(Nurse)
40 Andrée de Jongh(Resistance fighter)
41 Erna Flegel(Nurse)
42 Bun Rany(Nurse)
43 Dorothea Orem(Nurse)
44 Susan Travers(Nurse)
45 Masha Bruskina(Nurse)
46 Madeleine Leininger(Former CEO of the American Nurses Association)
47 Naomi Mitchison(Novelist)
Known for authoring books such as Memoirs of a Spacewoman and The Conquered, Naomi Mitchison was also a driven socialist. She served as an advisor to Botswana’s Bakgatla tribe and had also been a farmer. Honored with numerous awards and honorary doctorates, she lived till age 101.