CLAIMS ARE OPEN FOR 2020!
Welcome 2019 playwrights! We are entering our sixth year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us! All of the information on how to participate is below.
Below you will find:
-Directions to Participate
-A list of women who have not yet been covered. (We only take duplicates of women we’ve covered every fifth year. You have to choose someone who we have not written about.)
PLAYS DUE DECEMBER 31, 2020 (There are no extensions.)
DIRECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE:
FIRST STEP: Choose a woman or women to write about. They must be women who we have not yet covered. You can double check who we’ve covered alphabetically here. Please note, that all of the 2019 pieces have not yet been processed, so we have covered more than what the web site has currently listed. This is why we ask you to choose at least 3 women. We definitely need more pieces about women from 1700s and prior and pieces on women who lived in Africa, Asia, and Australia.
Once you have chosen some options, you will fill out the claim form.
SECOND STEP: You will receive a confirmation email. You are not officially writing about anyone until you have received this confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org. It can take 10-14 days to get a confirmation email depending on the volume of claims we receive.
THIRD STEP: Happy writing. If at any point throughout the year, you get a hankering to write about someone else, simply fill out a new claim form.
Plays can be any length, any number of characters, any language, any genre (musicals included), and the playwriting format you are most comfortable with. PLEASE INCLUDE A LIST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning of the play. It is okay if more historical women end up in your piece than you claimed. It is okay if a woman we’ve covered appears as long as she’s with someone we have not covered. When choosing someone very different than you, do your research and be thoughtful about what you are asking future actors to perform.
FOURTH STEP: Submitting your piece. Please follow the directions, as your piece will not be officially submitted otherwise.
You will email your piece to email@example.com. Follow the directions below:
(1) In the subject line you will put: 2020/Name of historical woman/Play Title/Page Number/Your Name. (If you have many historical women in your piece, simply write “MANY WOMEN” in place of the name of the historical women in the subject line.)
(2) Include YOUR 100 word playwriting bio in the BODY of the email. (If you have already written with us and do NOT need your bio updated then do not include your bio.)
(3) Write out your historical/play info to be searchable on the website in the following format:
***Each historical woman needs to be listed separately, include ANY existing woman who appears in your piece, even if you didn’t specifically claim them.****
Alexandra David-Neel- “Adventuress Adventurous”(10 pages)/Playwright: Deborah Magid (2020)
Alexandra David-Neel (Writer,Explorer,Singer)/Playwright: Deborah Magid
Century they were Born: (If you can’t find exact dates just put the century)
Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969)/Playwright: Deborah Magid
By Play Info: (just written out once with all the women in history listed after “inspired by”)
“Adventuress Adventurous” by: Deborah Magid (3 characters/10 pages) Inspired by: Alexandra David-Néel (2020)
New this year: We want the women to be searchable by country of birth and their background so it is easier when people are putting together festivals. Example below:
Country of birth: France Race/Ethnicity/Heritage: White, Belgian-French
(4) Attach your play as a PDF and submit!
You can always email us if you have any questions. Please understand, that your bio won’t be listed on the web site until your play is turned in and processed.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
*You can write about as many women as you want and they can all be in the same piece, or separate pieces. It is okay if the piece is simply about the historical woman or women, but they don’t appear.
*Any length welcome from 2 pages-full length. Any number of characters. Any language. Any genre. Musicals included.
*Plays are due Dec 31st of 2020. No extensions.
* You are always allowed to revise your piece. When you do, email it again with REVISION/Play title/Playwright/Year in the subject line and the revised piece attached as a PDF.
*Women MUST have existed. *They can be living or dead. *Our plays are loosely based on these historical figures. *History may have forgotten their name but we know they existed and they need to be covered. This happened often to those enslaved where we have no recording of their actual name and women from ancient times.
*If you are writing a piece about a woman who is from a different culture/ethnicity/race/religion than you, please do your research and be mindful and respectful. Be thoughtful of what you are asking your future actors to do and say. It is never a good look for a white playwright to have a piece full of racial slurs. It’s just not necessary. Research, collaboration, and respect are key.
*Yes, we plan to do this every year.
*You retain ALL rights to your pieces and may submit them anytime and anywhere you want to. When one of your 365 pieces gets produced, we will put it on the web site and tweet about it! Nothing will be done with your play without your discretion. If a theatre wants to produce your piece, we will contact you. While the play info is searchable, interested parties cannot read your piece unless you give permission. When publishing opportunities arise, it is up to you whether or not you would like your piece to be included.
*Yes, we have other ways you can write with us too! We are currently working on our Women in Theatre History Monologue Collection. Head to our facebook page for more information.
*We have had festivals all over the world and appeared in The Dramatist. We have playwrights from all over the world participating.
WOMEN WE HAVE NOT YET COVERED: (You do not have to choose from this list.)
A- Abena P.A. Busia, Adela Mohseni, Adela Zamudio-Ribero, Adelaide Hall, Adelaide Hermann , Adeline Molamure, Adobogiona the Elder, Aelia Eudocia, Aemilia Scaura, Afag Bashirgyzy, Agnès Humbert, Agnes Smedley, Agota Kristof, Akwaeke Emezi, Alaa Murabit, Alberta Hunter, Albertha Madeline Isaacs, Aleda E. Lutz, Alenoush Terian, Al-Khansa, Alice Flax, Alice Guy Blache, Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, Alice Whitman, Alika Kinan, Aline Charigot Renoir, Alva Myrdal, Ama Ata Aidoo, Amandla Stenberg, Amastris, Ameena Hussein, Ameerah Al Taweel, Aemilia Hilaria, Amelia Bloom, Amina of Zau Zau, Amina J Mohammed, Amy Jacques Garvey, Amy Johnson (pilot), Amy Spain, Anahita Ratebzad, Anarcha Westcott, Andrea T. Scott, Andrea Yates, Andree Borrel, Angela Burdett-Coutts, Angela Dwamena-Aboagye, Angela Sidney, Angelica Vanessa Garnett, Angelika Kaufmann, Angeline Makore, Anita Alvarez, Anita Faye Hill, Anita Karagoshyan, Ann duCille, Anna Julia Cooper , Anna Gréki, Anna Hedgeman, Anna Maria Von Schurman, Anna Ter-Vardanyan, Anni Albers, Annie Easley, Annie Fox, Annie Smith Peck, Annie Dodge Wauneka, Anne Braden, Ann Lohman, Anne Ofula, Anne Morelli, Anne Ranasinghe, Annemarie Jacir, Annette Hanshaw, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Annie G. Fox (Lt.), Annie Besant, Anousheh Ansari, Antistia, Anuradha Koirala, Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, ANYTE OF TEGEA, Apu Biswas, Aretaphila of Cyrene, ARETE OF CYRENE, Arma Senkrah, Artemisia I of Caria, Artemisia of Halicarnassus, Ashi Sonam Chhoden Wangchuck, Athenais Philostorgos II, Audre Lorde, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Aygün Kazımova, Ayya Khema, Azita Ghanizada, Aziza Siddiqui
B- Barat Shakinskaya, Barbara Ehrenreich, Barbara Lauwers, Beatrice Medicine, Bebe Moore Campbell, Bebe Daniels, Begum Rokeya, Bell Hooks, Belle Brezing, Benita Koch-Otte, Berengaria of Portugal, Berenice (daughter of Salome), Bertha “Chippie” Hill, Berthe-Evelyne Agbo, Beryl Nashar, Bessie Tucker, Beth Brant (Mohawk), Beth Rickey, Bette Nesmith Graham, Betty Harris, Betsy Love, Betti Mays, Bettina von Arnim, Betye Saar, Bhikaiji Cama, Bidya Devi Bhandari , Bijayalaxmi Nanda, Binda Pandey, Bineta Diop, Bissan Rafe, Blanche Calloway, Blanche Thompson, BLANDINA, Boakyewaa Glover, Bodiceia, Brenda Child, Bridget Cleary, Bridgette Radebe, Buchi Emecheta, Bjork
C- Calrice di Durisio, Camille Doncieux, Caoimhe Butterly, Carole Lombard, Carroll Chilton, Cartimandua, Cass Elliot, Catalina de Aragon, Catherine Booth, Catherine de Parthenay, Catherine of Siena, Catherine Garrett, Catharine Duleep Singh, Catherine Helen Spence, Catherine Ndereba, Caecilia Attica, Carrie Mae Weems, Cecile Pearl Witherington, Cecilia Fire Thunder, Chakaia Booker, Chandra Kalindi Roy-Henriksen, Chanda Kocchar, Chandrika Kumaratunga, Charity Kaluki Ngilu, Charlotte Delbo, Charlotte Perkins Gilman , Charlotte E. Ray, Charlotte Turner Smith, Charlotte Whitton, Charmion, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chékéba Hachemi, Chiaki Mukai, Chloe Dao, Chien-Shiung Wu, Christabel Pankhurst, Christi Warner, Christine Chubbock, Christine Darden, Chrystos , Cissy Cooray, Clara McBride Hale, Clare Akamanzi, Clarissa Davis, Claudie Haigneré, Cleoma Falcon, Cleopatra the Alchemis’, Coco Channel, Comandanta Ramona, Comnena, Constance Calenda, Constance Lytton, Constance of Sicily, Constance Fenimore Woolson, Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Corazon Aquino, Corrie Ten Boom, Cory Aquino, Countess of Artois, Cristina Kirchner
D- Dalia Mogahed, Dame Péronelle, Danai Gurira, Dassine Oult Yemma, Dawn Powell, Delia Akeley, Delmira Agustini, Diana Abgar, Diana Raznovich, Diana Rowden, Diane Arbus, Diane Di Prima, Diane Nash, Dihya (Kahina), Dilara Aliyeva, Dinah Washington, Djamila Bouhired, Domenica Guillaume, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Dorotea Bucca, Dorothea Dix, Dorothy Arzner, Dorothy Day, Dorothy Fuldheim, Dorothy Kilgallen, Dorothy Lawrence
E- Eartha M. M. White, Edda Gachukia, Edie Sedgewick, Edith Nesbit, Ela Ramesh Bhatt, Eleanor Marx, Elena Korosteleva, Elisabeth Pepys, Eliza Hamilton, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Elizabeth Carey, Elizabeth Hubbard, Elizabeth Jennings, Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard, Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, Elisabeth Schwarzhaupt, Elisabeth Welch, Eliza Vaux, Elizabeth Cotten, Elizabeth “Betita” Martínez, Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, Elizabeth Wilkinson Stokes, Elizabeth Woodville, Ella May Wiggins, Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen Ochoa, Ellen Swallow Richards, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Elsie Knocker, Elsie MacGill, Elsie (Elliot) Tu, Emily Greene Balch, Emily Warren Roebling, Emma (Lady Hamilton), Emma Gifford. Emma Vernell, Emmy Noether, Emperor Wu, Enid Lyons, Essie Honiball, Estée Lauder, Estelle Akofio-Sowah, Esther Jones, Ethel Moses, Ethel Smyth, Ethel Waters, Etsu Inagaki, Etsuko Sugimoto, Etta Moten, EUMACHIA, Eunice Shriver, Eva Ekeblad, Eve Ensler, Evelyn “Pat” Foote, Evelyn Ruth Scott
F- Faeqa bint Saeed Al Saleh, Faith Ringgold, Faith Thomas (Australia), Fanny Jane Butler, Fanny Kemble Butler, Fanny Durack, Fanny Cochrane Smith, Fariba Nawa, Farida Bedwei, Fatema Akbari, Fatima Jibrell, Fauzia Gailani, Fawzia Koofi, Feng Yuan (Consort), Fenia Chertkoff de Repetto, Fidelia Fielding, Flemmie Pansy Kittrell, Flora Brovina, Flora Nwapa, Flora Sandes, Florence Kelley, Florence Maybrick, Florence Price, Florence Senanayake, Florence White, Forough Farrokhzad, Francis Allison, Frances Dana Barker Gage, Frances Newton, Francisca Aguirre, Frances Griffiths, Fredi Washington, Fu (Consort), Fu Mulan, Fulvia
G- Gabriella Andreevska, Gabrielle Kirk Mcdonald, Gabrielle Weidner, Gail Laughlin, Gamar Almaszadeh, Gawhar Shad of Herat, Gawhar Khatun, Gawharshad Begum, Geena Rocero, Geertje Dircx, Geneviève Bergeron, Georgiana Kathleen Symonette, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Germaine Tillion, Gertrude Bell, Gertrude Elizabeth (Lady Colin Campbell), Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Gina Din, Glaphyra, Glikl bas Juda Leib, Gisele Rabesahala, Gladwell Otieno, Gladys Bentley, Gladys Elphick , Gladys W. Royal, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria Twine Chisum, Godliver Businger, Gohar Vardanyan, Golda Meir, Goody Hallett, Grace O’Malley, Greer Garson, Greta Garbo, Guila Bustabo, Guillemette du Luys, Gwerful Mechain
H- Habiba Mohammed, Hadda Brooks, Hadewijch of Antwerp, Hagigat Rzayeva, Hanan al-Shaykh, Hanna Rovina, Hannie Schaft, Harper Lee, Harriet Bishop, Harriet Jane Hanson, Harriet Rice, Haunani Kay-Trask, Hawa Abdi, Hayat Sindi, Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Rathjen, Helen Boosalis, Helen Caldicott, Helen Hayes, Helen John, Helen Kane, Helen Sparrow, Helen Zia, Héloïse d’Argenteuil, Henrietta Child, Herneith, Herrad of Landsberg, Hilary Gbedemah, Hilda “H.D.” Doolittle, Himla Soodyal, HIPPARCHIA OF MARONEIA , Hokuma Gurbanova, Hortensia, Houda Nonoo, Hranush Arshagyan, Huguette Clark, Hulda Shipanga, Huo Chengjun (Empress, Hycinth Curtis, Hypsicatea
I- Ibtihaj Muhammad, Ida Lou Anderson, Ida Cox, Ingrid Bergman, Ingrid Betancourt, Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa, Iris Chang, Irom Chanu Sharmila, Isabel Allende, Isabel Gonzalez, Isabel Vargas Lizano, Isabel Martínez de Perón, Isabel Washington, ISABELLA I OF CASTILE, Isabella Blow, Isabella Byrd, Isabella d’Este, Isabella Cortese, Izinetta Wilcox
J- Jackie Forster, Jadwiga, Jamaica Kincaid, Jamila Afghani, Jan Ruff O’Herne, Jane Foss Barff, Jane Bowles, Jane Fonda, Jane Fortune, Jane Wenchman, Janet Dunbar, Janet Gaynor, Jane Green, Jane Mansfield, Janka Bryl, Jarena Lee, Jean Arasanayagam, Jean Cuthand Goodwill , Jean Macnamara, Jelena Balšić of Zeta, Jessie Isabelle Price, Jessie Stephen, Jewel Plummer Cobb, Jhamak Ghimire, Jo Nivison, Jo Ann Robinson, Joan Baez, Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Joan Jett, JoAnn Tall, Joanelle Romero, Jobyna Ralston, Joanna Baillie, Johanna Benson, Josephine Abaijah, Josephine de Beauharnais, Josephine Kulea, Joy Adamson, Joyce Brabner, Joyce Clague, Joyce Hansen, Juana Galan, Judith Matlack, Judith Resnik, JULIA BALBILLA, JULIA DOMNA, Julia Gillard, Julia B. Platt, Juliana Rotich, Julienne Lusenge, June Jordan, Junko Tabei
K- Kate Bender, Katherine Dunham, Katherine Reinisch, Katherine Swynford, Kathleen Kennedy, Kathleen Lonsdale, Kathryn Thorne Kelly, Kay Orr, Kelsey Leonard (Native American), Kenojuak Ashevak, Khadija Ahrari, Khaleda Zia, Khema, Kholoud Faqih, Kunzang Choden, Khurshidbanu Natavan, KIM FOXX, Kim Hak-sun, Kirsten Flagstad, Kristie Parker (Yuwallarai), Kounila Keo, KUBABA,
L- La Lupe, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard , Lady May (Namibia) Laldyada, Lady Murasaki, Lady Saigō, Lady Triệu (Vietnam), Laetitia Rispel, Lanying Lin, Larysa Hienijuš, Latasha Harlins, Laura Petersen Kieler, Laura Pederson Kieler, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Laurel B. Clark, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Leith Dunn, Lena Horne, Leona Libby, Leonetta Pieraccini Cecchi, Leonora von Stosch, Les Filles du Roi, Leslie Marmon Silko, Leyla Badirbeyli, Leyla Mammadbeyova, Leymah Gbowee, Li Yinhe,Lillian Gish, Lida Moser, Lillian Glinn (singer), Lillian Helman, Lillian Shattuck, Lilly Pulitzer, Linda Lewis (vocalist), Lise Børsum, Lise Meitner, Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, Liu Huang A-tao, Liu Yang, Loredana Marcello, Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Lori Ann Piestewa, Lorna Simpson, Lou Graham, Lou Scheper-Berkenkamp, Louise Jota Cook, Louise Lovely, Louise Mushikiwabo, Louise Meriweather, Louise Emerson Ronneback, Loujain al-Hathloul, Lubna Olayan, Lucia Moses, Lucie Aubrac, Lucille Ball, Lucinda Fowlkes, LUCREZIA BORGIA, Lucretia Mott, Lucrezia Buti, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Lulu Hunt Peters, Lulwa Al Awadhi, Lupita Nyong’o, Lyda Conley, Lydia Canaan, Lydie Marland, Lyudmila Pavlichenko
M- Mabel Stark, Madeleine Rees, Madeleva Wolff, Madhubala, Madina Gulgun, Magda Szabo, Magistra Hersend, Mahiya Mahi, Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Mairead Maguire, Malalai Joya, Malalai Kakar, Mama Tingo (Florinda Munoz Soriano), Mamata Banerjee, Mamia Chentouf, Mamie Phipps Clark, Mamie Smith, Mandu Reid, Mandukhai Khatun, Marcelline Hemingway Sanford, Margaret of Parma, Margaret Abbott, Margaret Beaufort, Margaret Chan (Hong Kong), Margaret Fuller, Margaret Hamilton, Margaret Mitchell, Marguerite de Valois, Mari Sandoz, Maria Agnesi, Maria de Agreda, Maria “Belle” Boyd, María Félix, Maria Irene Fornes, María Rosa Luna Henson, María Quinteras de Meras, MARÍA MOLINER, María Segovia, Maria Stewart, Maria Winkelmann, Maria Zambrano, María de Zozaya, Marian Wright Edelman, Marianne Brandt, Marianne Moore, Mariam Ghani, Mariama Bâ, Marie-Louise-Taos Amrouche, Marie de Berry, Marie Van Brittan Brown, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie De France, Marie-Hélène Lefaucheux, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, Marie Severin, Marie Stopes, Marie-Elise Gbedo, Marie Laurencin, Marigo Posio, Marilou Awiakta, Marilyn Nance, Marilyn Silverstone, Marion Mahoney, Marita Lorenz, Maritza Correi, Martha Graham, Martha Jefferson, Martha Karua, Mary Queen of Scots, Mary Brave Bird, Mary Blair (artist), Mary Ann Crabtree, Mary Frith, Mary Greyeyes-Reid, Mary Ingraham (Bahamas), Mary Kenner, Mary Ewing Outerbridge, Mary White Ovington, Maria Pasteur, Mary Two-Axe Earley, Mary Jane Patterson, Mary Ann Brown Patten, Mary Ellen Pleasant, Mary Richardson, Mary Golda Ross, Mary Emily Sinclair, Mary Fairfax Somerville, Mary Church Terrell, Mary Wallis, Maryam Laly, Maryam Mirzakhani, Maryam Monsef, Marzia Basel, Maude Bonney, Maude Grieves, Mauri Lynn, Maxine Sullivan, May Spencer, Maya Angelou, Maya Ayim, Maya Lin, Maziah Mahusin, Melanie Hahnemann, Melisende of Jerusalem, Merit-Ptah, Meryl Streep, Meta Cardoza, METRODORA, Michele Landsberg, Michelle McLean, Miep Gies, Mikak, Mildred Gillars, Mildred Harnack, Mildred Loving, Miles Franklin, Mina Wylie, Minnie Riperton, Minnie Hollow Wood, Mira Rai, The Mirabal Sisters, Miriam Makeba, Miriam Margolyes, Miriam Defensor Santiago, Mishuana Goeman, Mochizuki Chiyomi, Molly Glass, Molly Williams (firefighter), Mona Al Munajjed, Mona Eltahawy, Moving Robe Woman, Mu Sochua, Mumpy Sakar, Mumtaz Mahal, Munavvar Kalantarli, Munira Fakhro, Muriel Rahn, Musine Kokalari
N- Nada Haffadh, Nadiaa Anjuman, Nagwa Abdel Meguid, Nahed Taher, Nahau Rooney, Nakano Takeko, Nancy Boggs, Nancy Khedouri, Nancy Turner, Naomi Klein, Naomi Lang (skater), Nardal Sisters, Nashwa Eassa, Nasiba Zeynalova, Nasreen Pervin Huq, Nassira Belloula, Nawal Al Saadawi, Naysum Saravanamuttu, Njideka Akunyili, Neeka Shaw, Neerja Bhanot, Neithhotep, Nellie Stone Johnson, Nellie Melba, Nelly McClung, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nicarete, Nicole Tanguay, Nigar Shikhlinskaya, Nikki Giovanni, Nina Allender, Nina Mae Mckinney, Ninon de Lenclos, Njeri Kabeberi, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Nonkululeko Nunu Ntshingila, Nyembezi-Heita, Nora Bernard , Nova Peris, NoViolet Bulawayo, Noy Chhorvin, Queen Nyabinghi, Njoki Ndun’gu, Nzinga Mbandi
O- Octavia the Younger, Odette Sansom Hallows, Olive Mary Hilliard, Olivia Fraser, Olivia de Havilland, Olivia Murray Chapman, Olga Elena Montaldo Rojas , Ollga Plumbi, Orie Rogo Manduli, Ourida Chouaki
P- Pamela Jelimo, Pamela Colman Smith, Parashqevi Qiriazi, Park Yeon-mi, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, Patricia Bath, Patricia Suzanne Cowings, Patricia Highsmith, Patrick Campbell (Mrs.), Patty Reed, PAULINE GOWER, Pearl S. Buck, Pearl White, Peggy Eaton, Peggy Shippen Arnold, Peggy Whitson, Penthesilea, Perpetua (Saint), Philippa Duke Schuyler, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Phupu Lhamu Khatri, Phyllis Diller, Piety Hadley, Plautilla Nelli, The Pope Sisters, Princess Senije Zogu, Pritilata Waddedar, Prudence Mabele, Punyakante Wijenaike, Puspa Basnet
Q- Queen Nanny, Queen Soraya Tarzi, Qiu Jin
R- Rabia Balkhi, Rachana Chhoeurng, Raja Ben Slama, Rani Hamid, Ranjana Kumari, Rapelang Rabana, Rebecca Cole, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Rebecca de Guarna, Rebecca Diven, Rebecca Ediger, Rebecca de Guarna, Rena Effendi, Renee Cox, Renee Stout, Rigoberta Menchú, Rita Banerji, Rita Christiani, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Roberta Bondar, Roopa Dhatt, Rosa Dubovsky, Rosalie “Ngarla” Kunoth-Monks, Rosalie Loveling, Rose Mensah Kutin, Rose Wilder Lane, Rose Rwabuhihi, Rose Williams, Roseanne Keen, Rose Selavy, Rosetta Tharpe, Rosie Hackett, Roxane Gay, Roxanne Shante, Roya Mahboob, Ruby Bradley (Colonel), Ruby Bridges, Rufaida Al-Aslamia, Runa Laila, Ruth Nita Barrow, Ruth Coker Burks, Ruth Etting, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ruth Winifred Howard, Ruth Buendia Mestoquiari
S- Sabina Yasmin, Sacheen Littlefeather, Sadie Tanner Masell Alexander, Safia Ahmed-jan, Sahle-Work Zewde, Sakina Akhundzadeh, Sakena Yacoobi, Samar Mezghani, Samia Al Amoudi, Sandra Bland, Sandra Cabrera, Sandra Woworuntu, Sanora Babb, Savannah Churchill, Sarah Breedlove, Sarah Deer, Sarah Emma Edmonds, SAVITA HALAPPANAVAR, Sayan Srbouhi Ilayas, SE Hinton, Sediqa Balkhi, Sei Shonagun, Selma Lagerlof, Sevasti Qiriazi, Shaimaa Sabagh, Shamila Batohi, Shanta Chaudhary, Sharon Sayles Belton, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Sheila Guyse, Shen Yueyue, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sheryl Sandberg, Shikishi Naishinno, Shirin Ebadi, Shirley Coleen Smith, Shushan-Vardeni, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sippie Wallace, Sitara Achakzai, SOBEKNEFERU, Song Sin-do, Sonya Olschanezky, Soong Mei-Ling (Madame Chiang), Sonia Gandhi, Sonita Alizadeh, Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, Sophia Jex-Blake, Sophia Brahe, Sophia Singh, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Sophie Podolski, Soraya Salti, Souad Bendjaballah, Souad Massi, Srpouhi Dussap, Stella Benson, Stephanie Kwolek, Susan Hayward, Stephanie St. Clair, Susan La Flesche Picotte, Susan Smith McKinney Steward, Sushila Karki , Suzan Shown Harjo, Suzanne Lilar, Suzanne LaFlesche Picotte, Suzanne Spaak, Suzette Harbin, Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich, Svetlana Savitskaya, Sydney Freeland , Syeda Rizwana Hasan
T- Tahmima Anam, Takyiwaah Manuh, Tan Yunxian, Tarana Burke, Tarquinia Molza, Taslima Nasrin, Tawakkol Karman, Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman, Tebello Nyokong, Teena Ritter, Tegla Chepkite Loroupe, TELESILLA OF ARGOS, Teresa Milanollo, Tessa Prendergast, Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher, Thasina Mani, Thavry Thon, Theo Sowa, Therese Humbert, Theresa Mortimer, Thida Khus, Thomasia de Mattio, Tikvah Alper, TIMYCHA OF SPARTA, Tituba, Tomyris, Toni Morrison, Tracy “Africa” Norman, Trieu Thi Trinh, Trota of Salerno, Trotula di Ruggiero, Truganini , Tsitsi Dangarembga, TWOSRET
U/V/W/X/Y/Z- Udine Smith Moore, Ukmina Manoori, Umm Kulthum Ebrahim Elbeltagi, Urani Rumbo, Urraca of Leon & Castilla, Valaida Snow, Valentina Tereshkova, Valerie Maynard, Vannary San, Vera Leigh, Vera Songwe, Veronika Cherkasova, Victoria Santa Cruz, Victoria Spivey, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Virginia Reed, Virginia Waynescot, Virginie Loveling, Vivian Dandridge, Vivien Leigh, Wafa Al Rimi, Waliyato Clowes, Wanda Gertz, Wang Huiwu, Wangari Maathai , Wanjiku Mukabi Kabira, Wanuri Kahiu, Winona LaDuke, Winnie Byanyima, Winona LaDuke, Xiang Jingyu, Xu Pingjun, Yaa Asantewaa, Yasmine Gooneratne, Yi So-yeon, Yolande Nina DuBois Williams, Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni, Jr, Zabel Yesayan, Zaha Hadid, Zaida Ben-Yusuf, Zainab Salbi, Zakie Al-Hakim, Zanele Muholi, ZARAH LEANDER, Zaruhi Kavaljian, Zee Edgell, Zerelda James, Zhang Xinxin, Zhao Feiyan, Zhu Shuzhen, Zin Mar Aung, Zinaida Serebriakova, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Zulaikha Patel, Zulema L’Astròloga