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List of famous female lecturers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female lecturers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being lecturers. There are thousand of females working as lecturers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic lecturers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a lecturer then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Nicky Gavron and Gail Sheehy include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all female lecturers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female lecturers?" and "Who are the best female lecturers?"
Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Lecturers
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Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthplace in West Tuscumbia, Alabama is now a museum and sponsors an annual "Helen Keller Day". Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1880-1968)

Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States of America

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Beverley Hughes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Lecturers
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Beverley June Hughes, Baroness Hughes of Stretford PC is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston from 1997 to 2010. In 2004, she was appointed to the Privy Council. From 2005 to 2009, she served in the Government as the Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Cheshire, Eurasia, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom, North West England, + more

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Lecturers
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Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer. The function of film, Deren believed, like most art forms, was to create an experience; each one of her films would evoke new conclusions, lending her focus to be dynamic and always-evolving. She combined her interests in dance, Haitian Vodou and subjective psychology in a series of surreal, perceptual, black and white short films. Using editing, multiple exposures, jump cutting, superimposition, slow-motion and other ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 44 (1917-1961)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Lecturers
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 75 (1860-1935)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

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