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Maria Gaetana Agnesi
1718-1799
From: Italy
Fields: Education, Mathematics, Philanthropy, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: mathematician, polyglot, first woman professor at a university

Dicksie Bradley Bandy
1890-1971
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: Businesswoman, supported Native American rights

Martha McChesney Berry
1866-1942
From: United States: Alabama, Georgia
Fields: Education, Philanthropy, Religion

Nellie Peters Black
1851-1919
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Lydia Moss Bradley
1816-1908
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Business and Finance, Philanthropy

General Eva Burrows
1929-
From: Australia, Zimbabwe
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Barbara Bush
1925-
From: United States: New York, Texas
Fields: Philanthropy, Other
Key Words/Phrases: First Lady, literacy program

Josephine Butler
1828-1906
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Philanthropy

Frances Power Cobbe
1822-1904
From: Ireland, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Kate Gleason
1865-1933
From: United States: New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Engineering, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: mechanical engineer, bank president, philanthropist

Marion James
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: R&B singer, Nashville's "Queen of the Blues"

Sherry Lansing
1944-
From: United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Management and Labor Relations, Philanthropy, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, former CEO of Paramount Pictures

Bridget Mason
1818-1891
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Business and Finance, Health and Medicine, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: former slave, nurse/midwife, real estate owner, philanthropist

Mary Tyler Moore
1936-2017
From: United States: California, Connecticut, New York
Fields: Philanthropy, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Anna Ottendorfer
1815-1884
From: Germany, United States: New York
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: journalist, philanthropist, owner of New Yorker Staats-Zeitung

Marvin Breckinridge Patterson
1905-2002
From: United States: New York, Washington DC
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Philanthropy, Photography, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: photojournalist, filmmaker, philanthropist

Bonnie Raitt
1949-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer, songwriter, activist, philanthropist

Anita Roddick
1942-2007
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Human Rights, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: Founder of the Body Shop, activist, philanthropist

Jane Russell
1921-2011
From: United States: California, Minnesota
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: actress, activist

June Scobee
From: United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Philanthropy

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774-1821
From: United States: Maryland, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Education, Philanthropy, Religion

Jane Seymour (actress)
1951-
From: United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Philanthropy, Stage and Screen

Catherine Filene Shouse
1896-1994
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Education, Philanthropy, Sociology/Social Work
Key Words/Phrases: philanthropist,

Beverly Sills
1929-2007
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: soprano, opera

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
1942-
From: India, United States: New York
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: writer, literary critic, professor, philanthropist

Jane Lathrop Stanford
1828-1905
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Management and Labor Relations, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: co-founded a college, administrator, philanthropist

Barbra Streisand
1942-
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Music, Philanthropy, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, songwriter, filmmaker, actress

Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana)
c.1500-06-1558
From: Poland, Turkey
Fields: Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: slave, concubine, philanthropist

Deborah Szekely
From: United States: California, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: volunteer

Sally B. Thornton
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Philanthropy

Elsie V. Weston
From: United States: California
Fields: Philanthropy

Hilary M. Weston
1942-
From: Canada, Ireland
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Beauty and Fashion, Government and Politics, Philanthropy

Oprah Winfrey
1954-
From: United States: Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting, Philanthropy, Stage and Screen

Alice Zukor
From: United States: California
Fields: Philanthropy



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