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

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

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

Hildegard of BingenHildegard of Bingen
16 September 1098, German
Philosopher

HypatiaHypatia
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer
Alice RobertsAlice Roberts
19 May 1973, British
Anthropologist

Samantha PowerSamantha Power
21 September 1970, American
Writer
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead
16 December 1901, American
Cultural Anthropologist

Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky
12 August 1831, American, Russian
Philosopher

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
02 April 1947, American
Cultural critic

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

Charlotte CasiraghiCharlotte Casiraghi
03 August 1986, Monacan
Editor-at-large, Equestrian Sports Ambassador

Esther DufloEsther Duflo
25 October 1972, French, American
American-French Economist

Edith SteinEdith Stein
12 October 1891, German
Philosopher
Kristalina GeorgievaKristalina Georgieva
13 August 1953, Bulgarian
Managing Director of the IMF

Anna FreudAnna Freud
03 December 1895, Austrian
Founder of psychoanalytic child psychology
Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Writer

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

Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
24 February 1942, Indian
Scholar
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
Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951, American
Computer Network Engineer

Maria Gaetana AgnesiMaria Gaetana Agnesi
16 May 1718, Italian
Mathematician, Philosopher, Theologian

Nora VolkowNora Volkow
27 March 1956, Mexican
Psychiatrist
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

Felicitas RomboldFelicitas Rombold
1988 AD, German
Model

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

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973, British
Historian

Donna BrazileDonna Brazile
15 December 1959, American
Political strategist
Susie DentSusie Dent
21 September 1967, British
Lexicographer, Linguist

N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
19 September 1972, American
Novelist

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

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964, Polish, American
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,
Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943, American
Journalist, Historian

Teresa of ÁvilaTeresa of Ávila
28 March 1515, Spanish
Saint
Christine LagardeChristine Lagarde
01 January 1956, French
Economist, Lawyer, Diplomat, Politician,

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

Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsQueen Máxima of the Netherlands
17 May 1971, Argentinian, Dutch
Queen
Pamela StephensonPamela Stephenson
04 December 1949, New Zealander
Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Author, Television

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian
Janet YellenJanet Yellen
13 August 1946, American
Economist

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian

France NuyenFrance Nuyen
31 July 1939, French
Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Stage actor, Film

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954, British
Barrister

Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
29 January 1962, Polish
Novelist, Writer, Psychologist
Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952, Indian
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher

Virginia DareVirginia Dare
18 August 1587, American
Colonist

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
15 July 1919, Irish, British
Novelist

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
16 January 1947, American
Radio personality, Writer, Social worker,

Savitri DeviSavitri Devi
30 September 1905, French
Writer, Poet
Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaNgozi Okonjo-Iweala
13 June 1954, Nigerian
Diplomat, Economist

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
17 October 1946, American
Psychologist

Martha NussbaumMartha Nussbaum
06 May 1947, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher
Dee Dee MyersDee Dee Myers
01 September 1961, American
Political scientist

Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher
Lou Andreas-SaloméLou Andreas-Salomé
12 February 1861, German, Russian
Psychoanalyst

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

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

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
17 January 1853, American
socialite
Emma DonoghueEmma Donoghue
24 October 1969, Canadian, Irish
Novelist

Judy SmithJudy Smith
27 October 1958, American
Crisis manager

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

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
05 November 1958, Israeli
Psychologist
Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet
17 December 1706, French
Philosopher
Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva
24 June 1941, Bulgarian, French
Philosopher, Writer, Feminist

Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar
19 November 1977, Pakistani
Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist

Anandamayi MaAnandamayi Ma
30 April 1896, Indian
Philosopher

Tu YouyouTu Youyou
30 December 1930, Chinese
chemist, pharmacologist, inventor, university
Karen ArmstrongKaren Armstrong
14 November 1944, British
Theologian, Writer, University teacher

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,

HéloïseHéloïse
1101 AD, French
French nun

Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël
22 April 1766, French
Philosopher

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville
26 December 1780, British, Scottish
Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer,
Antonia FraserAntonia Fraser
27 August 1932, British
Novelist

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802, British
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,
Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950, Canadian
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University

Drew Gilpin FaustDrew Gilpin Faust
18 September 1947, American
Historian, University teacher
Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910, Austrian, Czech, British
Naturalist
Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
30 March 1882, Austrian, British
Psychanalyst