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.
Florence NightingaleFlorence Nightingale
12 May 1820, British
Founder of Modern Nursing
Ann DunhamAnn Dunham
29 November 1942, American
Barack Obama's Mother

Jane GoodallJane Goodall
03 April 1934, British
Primatologist

Hannah ArendtHannah Arendt
14 October 1906, German
Philosopher

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Samantha PowerSamantha Power
21 September 1970, American
Writer
HypatiaHypatia
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg
05 March 1871, German, Polish
Marxist Theorist

Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky
12 August 1831, American, Russian
Philosopher
Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759, British
Writer

Hildegard of BingenHildegard of Bingen
16 September 1098, German
Philosopher
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead
16 December 1901, American
Cultural Anthropologist

Kristalina GeorgievaKristalina Georgieva
13 August 1953, Bulgarian
Managing Director of the IMF

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
02 April 1947, American
Cultural critic

Alice RobertsAlice Roberts
19 May 1973, British
Anthropologist
Charlotte CasiraghiCharlotte Casiraghi
03 August 1986, Monacan
Editor-at-large, Equestrian Sports Ambassador

Anita Bose PfaffAnita Bose Pfaff
29 November 1942, German
Economist

Simone WeilSimone Weil
03 February 1909, French
Philosopher, mystic and social activist

Anna FreudAnna Freud
03 December 1895, Austrian
Founder of psychoanalytic child psychology
Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
24 February 1942, Indian
Scholar

Edith SteinEdith Stein
12 October 1891, German
Philosopher
Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Writer

Christina Hoff SommersChristina Hoff Sommers
28 September 1950, American
Author, Philosopher

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951, American
Computer Network Engineer

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth
24 May 1878, American
Mother of Modern Management
Maria Gaetana AgnesiMaria Gaetana Agnesi
16 May 1718, Italian
Mathematician, Philosopher, Theologian

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956, Mexican
Psychiatrist

Felicitas RomboldFelicitas Rombold
1988 AD, German
Model
Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
31 January 1902, Swedish
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
13 May 1888, Danish
Seismologist, Geophysicist
Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
08 January 1867, American
Social Activist

Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083, Greek
Greek Princess & Scholar

Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
28 March 1515, Spanish
Saint

Bogolo Joy KenewendoBogolo Joy Kenewendo
1987 AD, Botswanan
Economist, Politician
Carol S. DweckCarol S. Dweck
17 October 1976, American
Physiologists
Patricia LipomaPatricia Lipoma
28 October 1965
Entrepreneur

Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986, American
Memoirist

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian

Susie DentSusie Dent
21 September 1967, British
Lexicographer, Linguist
N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
19 September 1972, American
Novelist

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973, British
Historian

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
24 February 1956, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher,

Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
01 January 1956, French
Economist, Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician,

Donna BrazileDonna Brazile
15 December 1959, American
Political strategist
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964, Polish, American
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952, Indian
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian

Esther DufloEsther Duflo
25 October 1972, French
Economist, Professor

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943, American
Journalist, Historian
France NuyenFrance Nuyen
31 July 1939, French
Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Stage actor, Film

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
13 August 1946, American
Economist
Kim CampbellKim Campbell
10 March 1947, Canadian
19th Prime Minister of Canada

Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsQueen Máxima of the Netherlands
17 May 1971
Queen Consort of the Netherlands

Lou Andreas-SaloméLou Andreas-Salomé
12 February 1861, German, Russian
Psychoanalyst

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
27 December 1943, American
Journalist

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954, British
Barrister
Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
29 January 1962, Polish
Novelist, Writer, Psychologist

Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaNgozi Okonjo-Iweala
13 June 1954, Nigerian
Diplomat, Economist

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
04 December 1949, New Zealander
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Author, Television

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
15 July 1919, Irish, British
Novelist
Martha NussbaumMartha Nussbaum
06 May 1947, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher

Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-ParmaPrincess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
28 July 1933, Spanish, French
Political Scientist
Savitri DeviSavitri Devi
30 September 1905, French
Writer, Poet

Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
16 January 1947, American
Radio personality, Writer, Social worker,

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian
Carol DweckCarol Dweck
17 October 1946, American
Psychologist

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher
Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Dee Dee MyersDee Dee Myers
01 September 1961, American
Political scientist

Virginia DareVirginia Dare
18 August 1587, American
Colonist
Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
07 October 1934, German
Journalist, Writer, Sociologist

Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
30 November 1931, Indian
Historian, University teacher
Elinor OstromElinor Ostrom
07 August 1933, American
Economist, Political scientist, University teacher

Judy SmithJudy Smith
27 October 1958, American
Crisis manager

Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet
17 December 1706, French
Philosopher

Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar
19 November 1977, Pakistani
Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist
Iris ChangIris Chang
28 March 1968, Chinese, American
Historian, Journalist, Writer
Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
05 November 1958, Israeli
Psychologist

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva
24 June 1941, Bulgarian, French
Philosopher, Writer, Feminist

Anandamayi MaAnandamayi Ma
30 April 1896, Indian
Philosopher
Karen ArmstrongKaren Armstrong
14 November 1944, British
Theologian, Writer, University teacher

Philippa FootPhilippa Foot
03 October 1920, British
Philosopher, University teacher

Grace Lee BoggsGrace Lee Boggs
27 June 1915, American
Writer, Civil rights advocate, Non-fiction writer

Tu YouyouTu Youyou
30 December 1930, Chinese
chemist, pharmacologist, inventor, university

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
17 January 1853, American
socialite
Dambisa MoyoDambisa Moyo
02 February 1969, Zambian
Economist

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910, Austrian, Czech, British
Naturalist
Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël
22 April 1766, French
Philosopher

Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932, British
Novelist
HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun
Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950, Canadian
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University