Throughout history, there have been many women intellectuals & academics who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female intellectuals & academics such as Jane Goodall, Ann Dunham, Hildegard of Bingen, Simone de Beauvoir, Mary Wollstonecraft.The women intellectuals & academics featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.
Jane GoodallJane Goodall
(Anthropologist)

03 April 1934

British

Ann DunhamAnn Dunham
(Barack Obama's Mother)

29 November 1942

American

Hannah ArendtHannah Arendt
(Philosopher)

14 October 1906

German

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
(Writer)

27 April 1759

British

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
(Writer)

09 January 1908

French

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
(Cultural critic)

02 April 1947

American

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg
(Marxist Theorist)

05 March 1871

German,Polish

HypatiaHypatia
(Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer)

0370 AD

Ancient Roman

Hildegard of BingenHildegard of Bingen
(Philosopher)

16 September 1098

German

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

American

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead
(Cultural Anthropologist)

16 December 1901

American

Christina Hoff SommersChristina Hoff Sommers
(Author, Philosopher)

28 September 1950

American

Anita Bose PfaffAnita Bose Pfaff
(Economist)

29 November 1942

German

Simone WeilSimone Weil
(Philosopher, mystic and social activist)

03 February 1909

French

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
(Writer)

03 July 1860

American

Anna FreudAnna Freud
(Founder of psychoanalytic child psychology)

03 December 1895

Austrian

Edith SteinEdith Stein
(Philosopher)

12 October 1891

German

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

15 October 1880

British

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
(Mother of Modern Management)

24 May 1878

American

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
(Psychiatrist)

27 March 1956

Mexican

Maria Gaetana AgnesiMaria Gaetana Agnesi
(Mathematician, Philosopher, Theologian)

16 May 1718

Italian

Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

31 January 1902

Swedish

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
(Social Activist)

08 January 1867

American

Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
(Seismologist, Geophysicist)

13 May 1888

Danish

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
(Greek Princess & Scholar)

01 December 1083

Greek

Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
(Saint)

28 March 1515

Spanish

Felicitas RomboldFelicitas Rombold
(Model)

1988 AD

German

Bogolo Joy KenewendoBogolo Joy Kenewendo
(Economist, Politician)

1987 AD

Botswanan

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
(Economist, Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician, Synchronized swimmer, Banker)

01 January 1956

French

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
(Journalist, Historian)

04 January 1943

American

Susie DentSusie Dent
(Lexicographer, Linguist)

21 September 1967

British

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
(Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist, Literary critic, Feminist, Journalist)

24 February 1956

American

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(Economist, Professor, Banker)

13 August 1946

American

Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko
(Economist, Politician, Businessperson, Entrepreneur)

27 November 1960

Ukrainian

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
(Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Author, Television presenter, Stage actor, Film actor)

04 December 1949

New Zealander

Catherine of SienaCatherine of Siena
(Philosopher)

25 March 1347

Italian

Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsQueen Máxima of the Netherlands
(Economist, Judge)

17 May 1971

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
(Psychologist)

17 October 1946

American

Kim CampbellKim Campbell
(19th Prime Minister of Canada)

10 March 1947

Canadian

Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges
(Playwright, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, Feminist, Politician)

07 May 1748

French

Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
(Radio personality, Writer, Social worker, Psychologist, Children's writer, Journalist)

16 January 1947

American

AspasiaAspasia
(Philosopher)

0470 BC

Greek

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
(Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Feminist, Composer)

12 November 1651

Mexican

Martha NussbaumMartha Nussbaum
(Philosopher, Writer, University teacher)

06 May 1947

American

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
(Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher)

05 November 1952

Indian

Marjorie Merriweather PostMarjorie Merriweather Post
(Socialite)

15 March 1887

American

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
(historian)

07 December 1978

British

Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
(Writer, Philosopher, University teacher, Translator, Professor, Literary critic)

24 February 1942

Indian

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
(Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer)

15 July 1919

Irish

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
(Journalist)

27 December 1943

American

Elinor OstromElinor Ostrom
(Economist, Political scientist, University teacher)

07 August 1933

American

Karen ArmstrongKaren Armstrong
(Theologian, Writer, University teacher)

14 November 1944

British

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva
(Philosopher, Writer, Feminist)

24 June 1941

Bulgarian,French

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
(Journalist, Writer, Sociologist)

07 October 1934

German

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
(Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Stage actor, Film actor)

31 July 1939

French

Tu YouyouTu Youyou
(chemist, pharmacologist, inventor, university teacher)

30 December 1930

Chinese

German nobilityGerman nobility

German

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Psychologist)

05 November 1958

Israeli

Akka MahadeviAkka Mahadevi

Indian

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
(historian)

1968 AD

British

Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaNgozi Okonjo-Iweala
(Diplomat, Economist)

13 June 1954

Nigerian

Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar
(Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist)

19 November 1977

Pakistani

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
(Psychologist, Statistician, University teacher)

16 October 1944

American

Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins
(politician, sociologist)

10 April 1880

American

Iris ChangIris Chang
(Historian, Journalist, Writer)

28 March 1968

Chinese,American

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
(Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer, Journalist)

25 July 1964

Polish,American

Deirdre McCloskeyDeirdre McCloskey
(Economist, Professor, Teacher)

11 September 1942

American

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
(socialite)

17 January 1853

American

Mary MidgleyMary Midgley
(Philosopher, Author, University teacher, Writer)

13 September 1919

British

Anandamayi MaAnandamayi Ma
(Philosopher)

30 April 1896

Indian

Philippa FootPhilippa Foot
(Philosopher, University teacher)

03 October 1920

British

Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
(Historian, University teacher)

30 November 1931

Indian

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville
(Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer, Scientist)

26 December 1780

British,Scottish

Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
(Psychanalyst)

30 March 1882

Austrian,British

Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
(Historian, University teacher)

18 September 1947

American

Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
(Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian, Translator, Writer, Sociologist, Essayist, Feminist)

12 June 1802

British

Laura MulveyLaura Mulvey
(Art historian, Film director)

15 August 1941

British

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
(Economic historian, Historian, University teacher, Economist)

16 May 1948

British

Margaret MacMillanMargaret MacMillan
(historian, university teacher)

23 December 1943

Canadian

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist, Feminist)

28 November 1936

American

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-TyneMargaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
(philosopher, scientist, poet, science fiction writer)

1623 AD

British

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher, Poet, Sociologist, Biographer)

05 June 1887

American

Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
(Philosopher, Linguist, University teacher, Psychologist, Feminist)

03 May 1930

Belgian,French

Barbara W. TuchmanBarbara W. Tuchman
(Journalist, Historian, Writer, Biographer)

30 January 1912

American

G. E. M. AnscombeG. E. M. Anscombe

18 March 1919

British

Mary LeakeyMary Leakey
(Academic, Anthropologist)

06 February 1913

British

Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
(Novelist, Writer, Psychologist)

29 January 1962

Polish

Ayesha JalalAyesha Jalal

Pakistani

Kristalina GeorgievaKristalina Georgieva
(Economist, University teacher)

13 August 1953

Bulgarian

Sahra WagenknechtSahra Wagenknecht
(Politician, Economist, Non-fiction writer, Journalist)

16 July 1969

German

Mary AinsworthMary Ainsworth
(Psychologist, University teacher)

01 December 1913

Canadian,American

Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
(Psychologist, University teacher, Writer)

05 May 1943

American

Anne CarsonAnne Carson
(Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University teacher, Literary critic)

21 June 1950

Canadian

Margaret MurrayMargaret Murray
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Egyptologist)

13 July 1863

British

Mary DalyMary Daly
(Theologian, Writer, Philosopher, University teacher, Feminist)

16 October 1928

American

Marija GimbutasMarija Gimbutas
(Archaeologist)

23 January 1921

American

Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
(Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher, American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award)

01 May 1948

American

Gayle RubinGayle Rubin
(Anthropologist, university teacher, essayist, LGBT rights activist)

1949 AD

American