Female Professionals Famous Female Social Workers

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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. 
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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 49 (1958-2007)

Birthplace: Edmonton, London, London, England

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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 Diseases Acts both in Britain and internationally from 1869 to 1886 because the acts harmed and unfairly imprisoned young women who were suspected of being prostitutes. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1828-1906)

Birthplace: Northumberland, United Kingdom

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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 medicine. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1918-2005)

Birthplace: Barnet, United Kingdom

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: New Delhi, India

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