Throughout history, there have been many women activists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female activists such as Hillary Clinton, Shailene Woodley, Angelina Jolie, Malala Yousafzai, Pauley Perrette.The women activists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

American

betty whiteBetty White
(Actress, Writer, Comedienne)

17 January 1922

American

Rosa ParksRosa Parks
(Civil Rights Activist)

04 February 1913

American

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
(Former First Lady, Political Leader)

26 October 1947

American

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
(American women's rights activist)

01 December 1797

American

Doris DayDoris Day
(Film actress)

03 April 1922

American

Columba BushColumba Bush
(Philanthropist)

17 August 1953

Mexican,American

Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai
(Youngest Nobel Laureate)

12 July 1997

Pakistani

Yoko OnoYoko Ono
(Artist)

18 February 1933

Japanese

Lali EspósitoLali Espósito
(Singer)

10 October 1991

Argentinian

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
(American-Canadian actress)

01 July 1967

Canadian

Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
(Actress, Activist)

15 November 1991

American

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Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

American

Jazz JenningsJazz Jennings
(LGBTQ Rights Activist, Internet Personality, Spokesmodel)

06 October 2000

American

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman

1820 AD

American

Bea ArthurBea Arthur
(Actress)

13 May 1922

American

Amal AlamuddinAmal Clooney
(Lawyer, Activist)

03 February 1978

Lebanese,British

Alicia SilverstoneAlicia Silverstone

04 October 1976

American

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Jane GoodallJane Goodall
(Anthropologist)

03 April 1934

British

Geena DavisGeena Davis
(Actress, Producer, Model)

21 January 1956

American

Angela Davis Angela Davis
(Political Activist)

26 January 1944

American

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
(Philanthropist)

08 September 1954

American

Coretta Scott KingCoretta Scott King
(Civil Rights Activist, Author)

27 April 1927

American

Viola DesmondViola Desmond
(Businesswoman)

06 July 1914

Canadian,American

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Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Canadian

Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich
(Environmental Activist)

22 June 1960

American

Sandi ToksvigSandi Toksvig
(Comedian, Writer)

03 May 1958

Danish,British

Joanna LumleyJoanna Lumley
(Actress)

01 May 1946

British

Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot
(Actress & Animal Rights Activist)

28 September 1934

French

Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette
(Television Actress, Activist, Singer)

27 March 1969

American

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Ali MacGrawAli MacGraw
(Actress)

01 April 1939

American

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
(Birth Control Activist)

14 September 1879

American

Sophie SchollSophie Scholl
(Anti-Nazi Activist)

09 May 1921

German

Heather MillsHeather Mills
(Media Personality)

12 January 1968

British

Lena HorneLena Horne
(Singer)

30 June 1917

American

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
(Author)

09 February 1944

American

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Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
(Women’s Rights Activist)

15 February 1820

American

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
(Professor)

29 August 1947

American

Mika CamarenaMika Camarena
(Activist, wife of late DEA agent Kiki Camarena)

1948 AD

American

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova
(Former Tennis Champion)

18 October 1956

American

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
(Writer)

27 April 1759

British

Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
(Actress)

08 November 1952

American

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Afeni ShakurAfeni Shakur
(Activist)

10 January 1947

American

Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
(Journalist)

16 July 1862

American

Mary Edwards WalkerMary Edwards Walker
(Surgeon, Feminist, Activist)

26 November 1832

American

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
(Writer)

27 June 1869

American

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
(Leader of the British Suffragette Movement)

04 July 1858

British

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan
(Lawyer)

21 February 1936

American

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Sally BercowSally Bercow
(John Bercow's Wife)

22 November 1969

British

Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

American

Claudette ColvinClaudette Colvin
(Civil Rights Activist)

05 September 1939

American

Kasturba GandhiKasturba Gandhi
(Wife of Mahatama Gandhi)

11 April 1869

Indian

Jane AddamsJane Addams

06 September 1860

American

Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali
(Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist)

13 November 1969

American

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Annie BesantAnnie Besant
(Member of the London School Board)

01 October 1847

British

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
(Actress)

21 June 1940

American

Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton
(Women’s Rights Activist)

12 November 1815

American

Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela
(Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist)

26 September 1936

South African

Essence AtkinsEssence Atkins
(Actress)

07 February 1972

American

Miriam MakebaMiriam Makeba
(Singer)

04 March 1932

South African

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Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

American

Laurie DavidLaurie David
(Environmental Activist)

22 March 1958

American

Alice PaulAlice Paul
(Suffragist and Feminist)

11 January 1885

American

Ilona StallerIlona Staller
(Politician, Singer)

26 November 1951

Hungarian

Emily DavisonEmily Davison
(Activist)

11 October 1872

British

Joanna CassidyJoanna Cassidy
(Actress)

02 August 1945

American

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Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
(Journalist, Author, Activist)

04 May 1916

Canadian

Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)

04 February 1921

American

Ingrid NewkirkIngrid Newkirk
(President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

11 June 1949

British,American

Dorothy DayDorothy Day

08 November 1897

American

Jeannette RankinJeannette Rankin
(First Woman Elected to U.S Congress)

11 June 1880

American

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

01 April 1940

Kenyan

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Graça MachelGraça Machel
(Politician)

17 October 1945

Mozambican

Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and GästriklandPrincess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
(Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland)

10 June 1982

Swedish

Medha PatkarMedha Patkar
(Social Activist)

01 December 1954

Indian

Mary Harris JonesMary Harris Jones
(Labor and Community Organizer)

01 August 1837

American

Pamelyn FerdinPamelyn Ferdin
(Actress, Animal Rights Activist)

04 February 1959

American

Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich
(Writer & Activist)

26 August 1941

American

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Viola LiuzzoViola Liuzzo
(Civil Rights Activist)

11 April 1925

American

Gauri LankeshGauri Lankesh
(Activist, Journalist)

29 January 1962

Indian

Rigoberta MenchúRigoberta Menchú
(Activist,Politician,Author)

09 January 1959

Guatemalan

Jane McGrathJane McGrath
(England-born Australian cancer support campaigner)

04 May 1966

British

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller

23 May 1810

American

Anita RoddickAnita Roddick

23 October 1942

British

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
(Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author)

22 June 1909

American

Rukmini Devi ArundaleRukmini Devi Arundale
(Bharatnatyam Dancer)

29 February 1904

Indian

Lucretia MottLucretia Mott
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer)

03 January 1793

American

Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt
(Women’s Rights Activists)

09 January 1859

American

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
(Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists)

15 October 1880

British

Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
(Suffragist)

11 June 1847

British

Lucy StoneLucy Stone
(Women's Rights Activist)

13 August 1818

American

Aruna RoyAruna Roy
(Political and Social Activist)

26 June 1946

Indian

Shirin EbadiShirin Ebadi
(Human Rights Activist)

21 June 1947

Iranian

Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell
(Civil Rights Activist)

23 September 1863

American

Shirin NeshatShirin Neshat
(Artist, Activist)

26 March 1957

Iranian

Caryl ChurchillCaryl Churchill
(Dramatist, Women's Rights Activist)

03 September 1938

British

Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw
(Leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States.)

14 February 1847

American

Leymah GboweeLeymah Gbowee
(Peace activist)

01 February 1972

Liberian

Kate SheppardKate Sheppard
(Women's Suffrage Leader)

10 March 1847

New Zealander