Clara Shortridge Folz (1849-1934) – First Woman Attorney in California and the US’s First Woman Deputy District Attorney
Amelia Earhart (1897-disappeared 1937) – Aviation Pioneer and First Woman to Fly Solo across the Atlantic
Mary Pickford (1892-1979) – Actress and Co-Founder of United Artists
Aurora Castillo (1914-1998) – Founder of Mothers of East Los Angeles, an environmental justice group, and Winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize
Marilyn Jorgenson Reece (1926-2004) – California’s First Licensed Female Civil Engineer; Designed the 10 & 405 interchange
Sally Ride (1951-2012) – Astronaut and First American Woman in Space
Misty Copeland (1982- ) – First African American Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theater
Remember to check out Franklin Library’s Women’s History Book Display to Learn & Read More!