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.

★ 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 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 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 to trek to the North Pole ------------------- Ann Bancroft

★ 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