During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d'Honneur from French president Charles deGaulle.
Jacqueline Felicie (1290-d.after 1322) We know this French healer due to the records from her trial when she was brought before the Inquisition by male physicians who felt threatened by her success. Felicie was respected, only accepting payment for her services if successful; she was also an advocate for women treating women. She was tried, found guilty of practicing medicine without a license, was forbidden from practicing and excommunicated. She disappears from the records after that.
Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (1863-1952), Chippewa lawyer; she was the first Native American student and first woman of color to graduate from the Washington College of Law, in 1914. She worked in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was an officer in the Society of American Indians. Because she was a fluent French speaker, she offered her skills as a translator to the War Department during WWI.