Top 50 Trailblazing Ladies to Celebrate For International Women’s Day {according to ChapGPT}

International Women’s Day is coming up Wed. March 8. Who are some of the trailblazing women who come to mind who inspire you most?

Some of my favs — Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Indira Ghandi, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinhem, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Margaret Thatcher, Oprah, Arianna Huffington, and Greta Thornburg.

Just for fun I turned to ChatGPT to see what it would come up with as a list of the top 50 trailblazing women to honor for International Women’s Day.  (uh, Margaret Thatcher wasn’t on this list. Who else would you add to this? Please comment below!)


  1. Malala Yousafzai – activist for girls’ education
  2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights advocate
  3. Ada Lovelace – mathematician and computer programming pioneer
  4. Amelia Earhart – aviation pioneer and first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic
  5. Frida Kahlo – Mexican artist and feminist icon
  6. Jane Goodall – primatologist and conservationist
  7. Oprah Winfrey – media mogul and philanthropist
  8. Katherine Johnson – NASA mathematician and space program pioneer
  9. Ellen DeGeneres – comedian, actress, and LGBTQ+ advocate
  10. Angela Davis – political activist and scholar
  11. Maya Angelou – poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist
  12. Wangari Maathai – environmentalist and women’s rights activist
  13. Rosalind Franklin – chemist and X-ray crystallographer who contributed to the discovery of DNA’s structure
  14. Mary Jackson – NASA engineer and space program pioneer
  15. Serena Williams – tennis player and women’s sports advocate
  16. Ellen Ochoa – astronaut and first Hispanic woman to go to space
  17. Alice Paul – suffragist and women’s rights activist
  18. Dolly Parton – singer, songwriter, and philanthropist
  19. Grace Hopper – computer scientist and programming language pioneer
  20. Sally Ride – astronaut and first American woman in space
  21. Elizabeth Blackwell – first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States
  22. Aung San Suu Kyi – Burmese politician and democracy advocate
  23. Simone de Beauvoir – French philosopher and feminist writer
  24. Harriet Tubman – abolitionist and women’s rights activist
  25. Indira Gandhi – Indian politician and first female Prime Minister of India
  26. Ada Hegerberg – Norwegian footballer and outspoken advocate for gender equality in sports
  27. Wangari Maathai – Kenyan environmentalist and women’s rights activist
  28. Mary Shelley – author of Frankenstein and early feminist writer
  29. Rigoberta Menchú – Guatemalan indigenous rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  30. Gloria Steinem – journalist, author, and feminist activist
  31. Tarana Burke – activist and founder of the #MeToo movement
  32. Mary Wollstonecraft – English writer and advocate for women’s rights
  33. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Liberian politician and first female president of an African country
  34. Emma Watson – actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
  35. Dorothy Vaughan – NASA mathematician and space program pioneer
  36. Shirin Ebadi – Iranian lawyer and human rights activist
  37. Marie Curie – physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity
  38. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Nigerian author and feminist thinker
  39. Greta Thunberg – Swedish climate activist
  40. Marie Stopes – birth control advocate and women’s rights activist
  41. Nadia Comăneci – Romanian gymnast and Olympic gold medalist
  42. Sojourner Truth – abolitionist and women’s rights activist
  43. Rachel Carson – marine biologist and environmentalist
  44. Fatima Al-Fihri – founder of the world’s oldest university, the University of Al Quaraouiyine in Morocco
  45. Benazir Bhutto – Pakistani politician and first female Prime Minister of Pakistan
  46. Alice Ball – chemist who developed a groundbreaking treatment for leprosy
  47. Wangari Maathai – Kenyan environmentalist and women’s rights activist
  48. Edith Wharton – American novelist and women’s rights advocate

    … and then it conched out at #49 which leaves us space for you to fill in a couple you think to be missing.  Who would you add?


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