This is a list of notable and distinguished women innovators and inventors, whose noteworthy contributions have enabled numerous advancements in today's modern world. It is worthwhile to note that this list may not include many early women inventors - simply because during good old days in USA, a woman could not obtain a patent in her own name. A patent was considered a "property", and until the late 1800s women were forbidden in most states from owning property or entering into legal agreements in their own names. Often a woman's property would be registered in the name of her father or husband during those days. Today with changes in legal policies, equal opportunity of education and research, as well as with many women leading scientific research teams and coming up with breakthroughs, this situation has changed rapidly and very positively. There is indeed a significant increase in the number of innovations and inventions that are conceived and developed by women worldwide. This list is aimed to pay tribute to and honor the creativity and genius of these outstanding women innovators and inventors.