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
Jane GoodallJane Goodall
03 April 1934, British
Anthropologist

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

HypatiaHypatia
0370 AD, Ancient Roman
Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer, Writer

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Hannah ArendtHannah Arendt
14 October 1906, German
Philosopher
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

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

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759, British
Writer
Hildegard of BingenHildegard of Bingen
16 September 1098, German
Philosopher

Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky
12 August 1831, American, Russian
Philosopher
Anita Bose PfaffAnita Bose Pfaff
29 November 1942, German
Economist

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

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead
16 December 1901, American
Cultural Anthropologist

Alice RobertsAlice Roberts
19 May 1973, British
Anthropologist

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
02 April 1947, American
Cultural critic
Anna FreudAnna Freud
03 December 1895, Austrian
Founder of psychoanalytic child psychology

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

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

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

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
Christina Hoff SommersChristina Hoff Sommers
28 September 1950, American
Author, Philosopher

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

Inge LehmannInge Lehmann
13 May 1888, Danish
Seismologist, Geophysicist

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
08 January 1867, American
Social Activist
Saint Teresa of AvilaSaint Teresa of Avila
28 March 1515, Spanish
Saint

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Felicitas RomboldFelicitas Rombold
1988 AD, German
Model
Anna ComnenaAnna Comnena
01 December 1083, Greek
Greek Princess & Scholar

Patricia LipomaPatricia Lipoma
28 October 1965
Entrepreneur

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

Carol S. DweckCarol S. Dweck
17 October 1976, American
Physiologists
Mary SomervilleMary Somerville
26 December 1780, British, Scottish
Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer,
Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986, American
Memoirist

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

Susie DentSusie Dent
21 September 1967, British
Lexicographer, Linguist

Lucy WorsleyLucy Worsley
18 December 1973, British
Historian
Donna BrazileDonna Brazile
15 December 1959, American
Political strategist

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

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

Esther DufloEsther Duflo
25 October 1972, French
Economist, Professor

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin
04 January 1943, American
Journalist, Historian
Olga TokarczukOlga Tokarczuk
29 January 1962, Polish
Novelist, Writer, Psychologist

Catherine of SienaCatherine of Siena
25 March 1347, Italian
Philosopher
Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
13 August 1946, American
Economist

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

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

Cokie RobertsCokie Roberts
27 December 1943, American
Journalist

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

Savitri DeviSavitri Devi
30 September 1905, French
Writer, Poet
Laura SchlessingerLaura Schlessinger
16 January 1947, American
Radio personality, Writer, Social worker,

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

Bettany HughesBettany Hughes
1968 AD, British
historian

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
17 October 1946, American
Psychologist
Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
15 July 1919, Irish
Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer

Suzannah LipscombSuzannah Lipscomb
07 December 1978, British
historian
Elinor OstromElinor Ostrom
07 August 1933, American
Economist, Political scientist, University teacher

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

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian
Judy SmithJudy Smith
27 October 1958, American
Crisis manager

Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
24 February 1942, Indian
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,
Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
07 October 1934, German
Journalist, Writer, Sociologist

Émilie du ChâteletÉmilie du Châtelet
French
 

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
05 November 1958, Israeli
Psychologist
Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaNgozi Okonjo-Iweala
13 June 1954, Nigerian
Diplomat, Economist

Karen ArmstrongKaren Armstrong
14 November 1944, British
Theologian, Writer, University teacher
Aviva ChomskyAviva Chomsky
20 April 1957, American
Historian, University teacher

Virginia DareVirginia Dare
18 August 1587, American
Colonist

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
17 January 1853, American
socialite

Julia KristevaJulia Kristeva
24 June 1941, Bulgarian, French
Philosopher, Writer, Feminist
Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910, Austrian, Czech, British
Naturalist
Romila ThaparRomila Thapar
30 November 1931, Indian
Historian, University teacher

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
25 July 1964, Polish, American
Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer,

Iris ChangIris Chang
28 March 1968, Chinese, American
Historian, Journalist, Writer

Anandamayi MaAnandamayi Ma
30 April 1896, Indian
Philosopher
Gertrude HimmelfarbGertrude Himmelfarb
08 August 1922, American
Historian, University teacher, Writer

Germaine de StaëlGermaine de Staël
22 April 1766, French
Philosopher

Akka MahadeviAkka Mahadevi
Indian
 

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

Elizabeth LoftusElizabeth Loftus
16 October 1944, American
Psychologist, Statistician, University teacher
Dee Dee MyersDee Dee Myers
01 September 1961, American
Political scientist

Emma Georgina RothschildEmma Georgina Rothschild
16 May 1948, British
Economic historian, Historian, University teacher,
Melanie KleinMelanie Klein
30 March 1882, Austrian, British
Psychanalyst

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802, British
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,
Philippa FootPhilippa Foot
03 October 1920, British
Philosopher, University teacher
Antonia NovelloAntonia Novello
23 August 1944, Puerto Rican, American
Former Surgeon General