- Ava DuVernay, the first black woman to direct a film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture
- Mo’ne Davis, the first girl to pitch a shutout and win a game in a Little League World Series
Sylvia Earle, the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Ellen DeGeneres, the first person to star as an openly gay character on primetime TV
Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first woman to receive a major party’s nomination for President
the first Somali-Muslim American to become a legislator