Female Professionals Famous Female Women's Rights Activists

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

Examples of people on this list include Ida B. Wells and Barbara Vernon.

While this isn't a list of all female women's rights activists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female women's rights activists?" and "Who are the best female women's rights activists?"
Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Women's Rights Activists
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Betty Ford was an actress and a writer ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 93 (1918-2011)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Also Ranked

#6 on The Most Loved American First Ladies

#11 on U.S. First Ladies That Are Probably Smarter Than Their Husbands

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Susan B. Anthony is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Women's Rights Activists
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Susan Brownell Anthony was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became her lifelong friend and co-worker in social reform activities, primarily in the field of women's rights. In 1852, they founded the New York Women's State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was a woman. In 1863, they founded the Women's Loyal National League, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1820-1906)

Birthplace: Adams, Massachusetts, United States of America

Also Ranked

#38 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Gloria Steinem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Women's Rights Activists
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Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. She was a columnist for New York magazine and a founder of Ms. magazine. In 1969, she published an article, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation," which brought her to national fame as a feminist leader. In 2005, Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan co-founded the Women's Media Center, an organization that works "to make women visible and powerful in the media." Steinem currently travels internationally as an organizer and lecturer and is a media spokeswoman on issues of equality. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, USA

Also Ranked

#87 on American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

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Ida B. Wells is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Women's Rights Activists
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Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing that it was often used as a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites, rather than being based in criminal acts by blacks, as was usually claimed by white mobs. She was active in women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations. Wells was a skilled and persuasive rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1862-1931)

Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America

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