Arabella Mansfield was the first female lawyer in the US. Admitted to the Iowa bar in she was allowed to take the bar exam and passed with high scores, despite a state law restricting applicants to white males over
Selma Lagerlöf first female to win the Nobel prize and most widely known for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils). Selma Lagerlöf was herself active as a speaker for the Woman's Suffrage.
Constance Baker Motley (September 1921 - September won 9 out of 10 cases she argued before the Supreme Court, including one that admitted James Meredith to Ole Miss. She was the first black woman admitted to Columbia Law School, to become a