First Woman in the World

  • Academy Award for Best Actress ------------------- Janet Gaynor
  • Female elected Prime Minister ------------------- Sirivamo Bandaranaike
  • Female elected President of a country ---------- Isabel Martínez de Perón
  • Female pilot to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean ------------ Betty Miller
  • Female space tourist ------------------- Anousheh Ansari
  • Female Secretary of State, USA ------------------- Madeleine Albright
  • President of the European Parliament ------------------- Simone Veil
  • Pilot a hot air balloon ------------------- Sophie Blanchard
  • Woman to win the Nobel Prize ------------------- Marie Curie
  • Woman to win the Nobel Prize in Peace ----------- Bertha von Suttner
  • Woman to earn doctorate degree in Philosophy ----- Elena Cornaro Piscopia
  • Woman to officially teach at a European university ---- Laura Bassi
  • Woman to receive a PhD ------------------- Stefania Wolicka-Arnd
  • Woman to receive a pilot's license ------------------- Raymonde de Laroche
  • Woman to reach Antarctica ------------------- Caroline Mikkelsen
  • Woman President Of UN General Assembly --------- Vijayalakshmi Pandit
  • Woman to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen ----- Alison Hargreaves
  • Woman in space ------------------- Valentina Tereshkova
  • Woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest ---------- Junko Tabei
  • Woman to fly across the English Channel ------------------- Harriet Quimby
  • Woman to ride in a hot air balloon ------------------- Elisabeth Thible
  • Woman to swim across the English Channel ------------------- Gertrude Ederle
  • Woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean -------- Amelia Earhart
  • Woman to fly solo around the world ------------------- Jerrie Mock
  • Woman to walk in space ------------------- Svetlana Savitskaya
  • Woman space shuttle pilot ------------------- Eileen Collins
  • Woman to earn a doctorate degree ------------------- Juliana Morell
  • Woman to fly a fighter plane in combat ------------------- Marie Marvingt
  • Woman amputee to climb Everest ------------------- Arunima Sinha
  • Woman Secretary General of SAARC --------- Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed
  • Woman to win pulitzer prize ------------------- Edith Wharton
  • Woman to win olympic marathon medal ------------------- Joan Benoit
  • Woman to win an Oscar for Best Director ------------------- Kathryn Bigelow
  • Woman to trek to the North Pole ------------------- Ann Bancroft