OBVIOUSLY!! Golda Meir was the fourth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Meir was Israel's first and the world's third female to hold such an office. She was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics.
Emma Lazarus, an American poet, is best known for her faith in America as a safe place for all the suffering people of the world, as expressed in her poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in New York.
Ruth Handler changed the face of the toy industry with her introduction of the Barbie doll in 1959. Co-founder of the Mattel toy company, Handler was also noted for her marketing innovations. She later went on to a successful second career in the prosthetic breast business.
Anne Frank is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films.
The Diary of Anne Frank, PBS Masterpiece Classic: A Review
Judith Resnick was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of its mission. Resnik was the second American woman and the second Jewish person in space, logging 145 hours in orbit.
Henrietta Szold was the founder of Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of American, Inc. Largely under Szold's leadership, Hadassah created the infrastructure for a modern medical system in Palestine that serves both Jews and Arabs. Szold spent most of the last twenty-five years of her life in Palestine, overseeing numerous health, educational, and social service institutions that would become an integral part of the State of Israel.
Women of Valor - Henrietta Szold | Jewish Women's Archive