Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian-born French cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children’s book author, best known for her book Persepolis.
Susan Cain is an American writer and lecturer, best known for her books Quiet Power: The Secret Strength of Introverts and Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole
Brené Brown is an American professor, author, and podcast host best known for her work on shame, vulnerability, and leadership.
Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, and for popularizing the Bechdel Test, a measure of representation of women in films / fiction.
Suzanne Simard is a Canadian scientist who is best known for her work on best known for the research she conducted on the underground networks of forests characterized by fungi and roots.
Winona LaDuke advocates for Indigenous rights, human rights, green and rural economies, grass-roots organizing, local foods, alternative sources of energy and of clean water.
Octavia Butler was an American science fiction author and a multiple recipient of the Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995, Butler became the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.
Patti Smith is an American singer, songwriter, poet, painter and author who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement.
Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Diane di Prima was an American poet, known for her association with the Beat movement. She was also an artist, prose writer, and teacher.