First Woman in the World

Here is the list of great women in the world who achieve excellence in their respective fields like in politics, arts, science, literature, games etc. This list includes such women who received or recognised first with awards in such fields.

1. Academy Award for Best Actress ------------------- Janet Gaynor

2. Female elected Prime Minister ------------------- Sirivamo Bandaranaike

3. Female elected President of a country ------------------- Isabel Martínez de Perón

4. Female pilot to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean ------------------- Betty Miller

5. Female space tourist ------------------- Anousheh Ansari

6. Female Secretary of State, USA ------------------- Madeleine Albright

7. President of the European Parliament ------------------- Simone Veil

8. Pilot a hot air balloon ------------------- Sophie Blanchard

9. Woman to win the Nobel Prize ------------------- Marie Curie

10. Woman to win the Nobel Prize in Peace ------------------- Bertha von Suttner

11. Woman in space ------------------- Valentina Tereshkova

12. Woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest ------------------- Junko Tabei

13. Woman to fly across the English Channel ------------------- Harriet Quimby

14. Woman to ride in a hot air balloon ------------------- Elisabeth Thible

15. Woman to swim across the English Channel ------------------- Gertrude Ederle

16. Woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean ------------------- Amelia Earhart

17. Woman to fly solo around the world ------------------- Jerrie Mock

18. Woman to walk in space ------------------- Svetlana Savitskaya

19. Woman space shuttle pilot ------------------- Eileen Collins

20. Woman to earn a doctorate degree ------------------- Juliana Morell

21. Woman to earn doctorate degree in Philosophy ------------------- Elena Cornaro Piscopia

22. Woman to officially teach at a European university ------------------- Laura Bassi

23. Woman to receive a PhD ------------------- Stefania Wolicka-Arnd

24. Woman to receive a pilot's license ------------------- Raymonde de Laroche

25. Woman to reach Antarctica ------------------- Caroline Mikkelsen

26. Woman President Of UN General Assembly ------------------- Vijayalakshmi Pandit

27. Woman to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen ------------------- Alison Hargreaves

28. Woman to trek to the North Pole ------------------- Ann Bancroft

29. Woman to fly a fighter plane in combat ------------------- Marie Marvingt

30. Woman amputee to climb Everest ------------------- Arunima Sinha

31. Woman Secretary General of SAARC ------------------- Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed

32. Woman to win pulitzer prize ------------------- Edith Wharton

33. Woman to win olympic marathon medal ------------------- Joan Benoit

34. Woman to win an Oscar for Best Director ------------------- Kathryn Bigelow

35. Female Prime Minister of a Nation ------------------- Indira Gandhi (India)

36. Female President of a Nation ------------------- Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka)

37. African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actress ------------------- Halle Berry

38. Recipient of the Emmy Award ------------------- Shirley Dinsdale

39. Woman to win the Palme d'Or ------------------- Bodil Ipsen

40. Woman to win the Man Booker Prize ------------------- Bernice Rubens