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
03 April 1934, British
Anthropologist
Florence NightingaleFlorence Nightingale
12 May 1820, British
Statistician

Ann DunhamAnn Dunham
29 November 1942, American
Barack Obama's Mother

Hannah ArendtHannah Arendt
14 October 1906, German
Philosopher

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759, British
Writer
Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg
05 March 1871, German, Polish
Marxist Theorist

Alice RobertsAlice Roberts
19 May 1973, British
Anthropologist

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
02 April 1947, American
Cultural critic

HypatiaHypatia
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Hildegard of BingenHildegard of Bingen
16 September 1098, German
Philosopher
Margaret MeadMargaret Mead
16 December 1901, American
Cultural Anthropologist

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

Anita Bose PfaffAnita Bose Pfaff
29 November 1942, German
Economist
Simone WeilSimone Weil
03 February 1909, French
Philosopher, mystic and social activist

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

Anna FreudAnna Freud
03 December 1895, Austrian
Founder of psychoanalytic child psychology

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
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
Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
13 May 1888, Danish
Seismologist, Geophysicist

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956, Mexican
Psychiatrist

Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
31 January 1902, Swedish
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
08 January 1867, American
Social Activist
Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
28 March 1515, Spanish
Saint
Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083, Greek
Greek Princess & Scholar

Felicitas RomboldFelicitas Rombold
1988 AD, German
Model

Bogolo Joy KenewendoBogolo Joy Kenewendo
1987 AD, Botswanan
Economist, Politician

Patricia LipomaPatricia Lipoma
28 October 1965
Entrepreneur
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
01 January 1956, French
Economist, Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician,

Catherine of SienaCatherine of Siena
25 March 1347, Italian
Philosopher

Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsQueen Máxima of the Netherlands
17 May 1971
Economist, Judge

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

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Susie DentSusie Dent
21 September 1967, British
Lexicographer, Linguist
Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
17 October 1946, American
Psychologist
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
05 November 1958, Israeli
Psychologist

Kim CampbellKim Campbell
10 March 1947, Canadian
19th Prime Minister of Canada

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
13 August 1946, American
Economist, Professor, Banker
Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar
19 November 1977, Pakistani
Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
31 July 1939, French
Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Stage actor, Film
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
16 January 1947, American
Radio personality, Writer, Social worker,

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Martha NussbaumMartha Nussbaum
06 May 1947, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
15 July 1919, Irish
Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer

Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
04 December 1949, New Zealander
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Author, Television
Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952, Indian
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943, American
Journalist, Historian

Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
30 November 1931, Indian
Historian, University teacher

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian
Marjorie Merriweather PostMarjorie Merriweather Post
15 March 1887, American
Socialite

Birgit PrinzBirgit Prinz
25 October 1977, German
Association football player, Psychologist
Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges
07 May 1748, French
Playwright, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer,

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
07 October 1934, German
Journalist, Writer, Sociologist

Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
24 February 1942, Indian
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,
Kristalina GeorgievaKristalina Georgieva
13 August 1953, Bulgarian
Economist, University teacher

Tu YouyouTu Youyou
30 December 1930, Chinese
chemist, pharmacologist, inventor, university
Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
16 October 1944, American
Psychologist, Statistician, University teacher

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Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,
Elinor OstromElinor Ostrom
07 August 1933, American
Economist, Political scientist, University teacher

AspasiaAspasia
0470 BC, Greek
Philosopher
Karen ArmstrongKaren Armstrong
14 November 1944, British
Theologian, Writer, University teacher

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
17 January 1853, American
socialite

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

Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins
10 April 1880, American
politician, sociologist
Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
27 December 1943, American
Journalist
Iris ChangIris Chang
28 March 1968, Chinese, American
Historian, Journalist, Writer

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

Anandamayi MaAnandamayi Ma
30 April 1896, Indian
Philosopher

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964, Polish, American
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
28 November 1936, American
Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher

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

Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
30 March 1882, Austrian, British
Psychanalyst

Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël
 
Mary SomervilleMary Somerville
26 December 1780, British, Scottish
Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer,

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802, British
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,
G. E. M. AnscombeG. E. M. Anscombe
18 March 1919, British
 

Laura MulveyLaura Mulvey
15 August 1941, British
Art historian, Film director

Akka MahadeviAkka Mahadevi
Indian
 
Luce IrigarayLuce Irigaray
03 May 1930, Belgian, French
Philosopher, Linguist, University teacher,

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887, American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,
Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950, Canadian
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University

Marsha M. LinehanMarsha M. Linehan
05 May 1943, American
Psychologist, University teacher, Writer

Barbara W. TuchmanBarbara W. Tuchman
30 January 1912, American
Journalist, Historian, Writer, Biographer

Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
18 September 1947, American
Historian, University teacher
Ayesha JalalAyesha Jalal
Pakistani
 

Deborah CoyneDeborah Coyne
24 February 1955, Canadian
Lawyer
Marija GimbutasMarija Gimbutas
23 January 1921, American
Archaeologist

Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
29 January 1962, Polish
Novelist, Writer, Psychologist

Mary AinsworthMary Ainsworth
01 December 1913, Canadian, American
Psychologist, University teacher

Margaret MacMillanMargaret MacMillan
23 December 1943, Canadian
historian, university teacher
Deirdre McCloskeyDeirdre McCloskey
11 September 1942, American
Economist, Professor, Teacher