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List of famous female social workers, featuring bios and photos when available. This female social workers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being social workers. The female social workers of note are listed by their level of prominence, and you can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousand of females working as social workers in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

List includes famous women in social work, like Irena Sendler, Debbie Stabenow and more.

While this isn't a list of all female social workers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female social workers in the world?" and "Who are the best female social workers?"

The most notable female social workers in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading female social workers. If you want to share these historic female social workers you can use one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
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Kelly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Social Workers
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Bernadette Jean "Kelly" Johnson was an English guitarist, widely known in the UK in the early 1980s as the lead guitarist of the all-female British heavy metal band Girlschool. ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1958-2007)

Birthplace: Edmonton, London, London, England

Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Environmentalist, Musician Social Worker, + more

Credits: Girlschool: Live from London

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#117 on Famous People Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park

#34 on Famous People Named Kelly

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Josephine Butler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Social Workers
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Josephine Elizabeth Butler was a Victorian era British feminist and social reformer who was especially concerned with the welfare of prostitutes. She was intensely religious as an evangelical Anglican. Along with other charity efforts, she led the long campaign for the repeal of the Contagious ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1828-1906)

Birthplace: Northumberland, United Kingdom

Profession: Social Worker, Writer

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#37 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Butler

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Cicely Saunders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Social Workers
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Dame Cicely Mary Saunders, OM, DBE, FRCS, FRCP, FRCN was an English Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer, involved with many international universities. She is best known for her role in the birth of the hospice movement, emphasizing the importance of palliative care in modern ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1918-2005)

Birthplace: Barnet, United Kingdom

Profession: Nurse, Social Worker, Physician, Nursing Writer

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#21 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Saunders

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Smriti Irani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Social Workers
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Smriti Zubin Irani is an Indian politician and former model, television actress and producer. She represents the Bharatiya Janata Party and is the incumbent Minister of Human Resource Development in the Government of India following the election of the sixteenth Lok Sabha. ...more

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Age: 39

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Profession: Politician, Television producer, Social Worker, Actor Presenter

Credits: Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Malik Ek, Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan, Jai Bolo Telangana Teen Bahuraaniyaan, + more

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Marie Woolfolk Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Social Workers
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Marie Woolfolk Taylor was one of the sixteen founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority founded by African-American women. The legacy she created in establishing the sorority has continued to generate social capital for nearly 100 years. Woolfolk did post-graduate study ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1893-1960)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Social Worker

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#81 on Famous People Named Marie

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Irena Sendler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Social Workers
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Irena Sendler was a Polish nurse and social worker who served in the Polish Underground in German-occupied Warsaw during World War II, and was head of the children's section of ┼╗egota, the Polish Council to Aid Jews, which was active from 1942 to 1945. Assisted by some two dozen other ┼╗egota ...more

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Age: Died at 98 (1910-2008)

Birthplace: Otwock, Poland

Profession: Nurse, Social Worker

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#66 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

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Teresa Hsu Chih is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Social Workers
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Teresa Hsu Chih, or commonly known as Teresa Hsu was a Chinese-born Singaporean social worker, known affectionately as "Singapore's Mother Teresa", in recognition for her active lifelong devotion in helping the aged sick and destitutes locally. The retired nurse was the founder of the non-profit ...more

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Age: Died at 113 (1898-2011)

Birthplace: Shantou, China

Profession: Nurse, Social Worker

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Debbie Stabenow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Social Workers
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Deborah Ann "Debbie" Greer Stabenow is the senior United States Senator from Michigan and a member of the Democratic Party. Before her election to the U.S. Senate, she was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 8th congressional district from 1997 to 2001. ...more

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Age: 65

Birthplace: Gladwin, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Social Worker

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#31 on Famous People Named Debbie

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