01 jan 14 | women.born.today

Mary Ann Frost Stearns Pratt (14 jan 1809 – 24 aug 1891 | Groton VT – Pleasant Grove, Utah Territory) midwife, essayist, early feminist, Mormon folk figure, legal / political activist, allegedly married to one or two original LDS founders

Katharine Prescott Wormley (14 jan 1830 – 04 aug 1908 | Ipswich UK – Jackson NH) English-American author, translator, philanthropist

Juliet Corson (14 jan 1841 – 18 jun 1897 | Boston MA – New York NY) American author, teacher, social activist, cookbook author, cooking school founder [obituary]

Clara Kathleen Rogers (14 jan 1844 – 08 mar 1931 | Cheltenham, England – Boston MA) British-American writer, singer, composer, music educator, aka Clara Doria

Cornelia [Nellie] Cole Fairbanks (14 jan 1852 – 24 oct 1913 | Marysville OH – Indianapolis IN) suffragist, US Vice-Presidential Second Lady, women’s political activist / pathfinder, founding member all-women’s Fortnightly Literary Club

Alice Pike Barney (14 jan 1857 – 16 jul 1931 | Cincinnati OH – Los Angeles CA) painter, arts activist

Hannah Greenebaum Solomon (14 jan 1858 – 07 dec 1942 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) Jewish-American social activist / leader /reformer, autobiographical author, National Council of Jewish Women founder / first President

Isabel Maitland Stewart (14 jan 1878 – 05 oct 1963 | Raleigh, Ontario – Chatham NJ) Canadian-American author, educator, researcher

Ninetta [Nettie] May Runnals (14 jan 1885 – 01 jun 1980 | Dover-Foxcroft ME – Waterville ME) Colby College Dean of Women, student / faculty gender equality activist / advocate, founded Waterville ME branch of  American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Clara Strouse Beranger de Mille (14 jan 1886 – 10 sep 1956 | Baltimore MD – Hollywood CA) German-American, author, journalist, producer, screenwriter, USC School of Cinematic Arts faculty

Margery Land May (14 jan 1898 – 13 may 1932 | New Orleans LA – Shreveport LA) author, screenwriter, short fiction writer, penname Margery Land Mason

Marion E. Martin (14 jan 1900 – 10 jan 1987 | Bangor ME – Hallowell ME) politician, founded National Federation of Republican Women’s Clubs

Phyllis Virginia [Bebe] Daniels (14 jan 1901 – 16 mar 1971 | Dallas TX – London, England) American-British singer, dancer, actress, film producer, cookbook author, BBC radio show co-host

Emily Hahn (14 jan 1905 – 18 feb 1997 | St Louis MO – New York NY) Chinese-American author, essayist, journalist, early feminist, short fiction writer

Tillie Lerner Olsen (14 jan 1912 – 01 jan 2007 | Wahoo NE – Oakland CA) biographer, political activist, unfinished novelist, nonfiction author, first wave American feminist, US Communist party member, award-winning short fiction writer

Janet Baillie Hardy (14 jan 1916 – 23 oct 2008 | Duncan, British Columbia – Blatimore MD) author, pioneering pediatrician, medical researcher, pregnancy prevention program project, founded Johns Hopkins Collaborative Perinatal Project, established connection between maternal rubella and birth defects

Toyo Suyemoto (14 jan 1916 – 30 dec 2003 | Oroville CA – Columbus OH) poet, teacher, memoirist, librarian, Japanese-American WWII camp internee

Rhena Schweitzer Miller (14 jan 1919 – 22 feb 2009 | Strasbourg, France – Pacific Palisades CA) author, hospital director, humanitarian activist, co-founded Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

Goldie [Grace] Hoffman (14 jan 1921 – 26 jul 2008 | Cleveland OH – Stuttgart, Germany) operatic mezzo-soprano, college music professor

Ruth du Pont Lord (14 jan 1922 – 04 aug 2004 | New York NY – New Haven CT) author, biographer, philanthropist, psychiatrist, supporter of the arts, co-founder Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Child Study Center researcher, last private resident of Winterthur mansion which became Winterthur Museum

Edna Moscelyne Larkin (14 jan 1925 – 25 apr 2012 | Miami OK – Tulsa OK) ballerina, co-founded Tulsa Civic Ballet and School, one of first Native American ballerinas called The Five Moons, taught ballet to schoolchildren and college students

Ursula Schmidt Acosta (14 jan 1933 – Hanover, Germany) author, psychologist, German-Puerto Rican, retired professor, co-founded Puerto Rican Genealogical Society

Cora Taylor (14 jan 1936 –  Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan) Canadian writer, children’s / young adult fiction author

Louise Fishman (14 jan 1939 – Philadelphia PA) artist, author, feminist, lesbian, abstract painter, Jewish-American

Francene Jen Cosman (14 jan 1941 – Windsor, Ontario) former nurse, politician, businesswoman, former president of Nova Scotia Advisory Council Status of Women

Sandra McGee Tanner (14 jan 1941 – Salt Lake City UT) author, ex-Mormon, LDS historian, publisher, co-founder / head Utah Lighthouse Ministry

Carol Bellamy (14 jan 1942 – Scotch Plains NJ) author, political activist, former Director of Peace Corps, Executive Director of UNICEF, CEO / President and CEO World Learning, first female President of New York City Council

Holland Virginia Taylor (14 jan 1943 – Philadelphia PA) playwright, tv / stage / film actress

Nina Totenberg (14 jan 1944 – New York NY) author, biographer, broadcast journalist, aka Queen of the Leaks, National Public Radio (NPR) legal affairs correspondent

Kathleen Ann Bishop Chalfant (14 jan 1945 – San Francisco CA) actress, arts / social / political activist

Enid Kent (14 jan 1945 – Los Angeles CA) school librarian, former tv / stage actress

Cathlyn Platt Wilkerson (14 jan 1945 – Brooklyn NY) author, memoirist, indicted / jailed / released as bombmaker, civil rights / women’s rights activist, former member of radical Weather Underground Organization

Jo Giese (14 jan 1947 – US) author, teacher, essayist, global traveler, community activist, award-winning radio journalist, founder / president landscaping project MalibuGreenMachine, hosted public radio show Breaking the Mold focusing on businesswomen succeeding in male-dominated career fields

Jane Sterk (14 jan 1947 – Edmonton, Alberta) academic, politician, psychologist, businesswoman, British Columbia’s Green Party leader

Mary Cennamo Robison (14 jan 1949 – Washington DC) novelist, professor, short fiction writer

Jacqueline E. Phillips [Jackie] McCullough (14 jan 1950 – Kingston, Jamaica) author, gospel musician, Bright Light Publishing owner, founding Pastor of The International Gathering at Beth Rapha, founding President JEM Ministries non-profit, founding President of Beth Rapha Christian College and Theological Seminary

Susan Bee (14 jan 1952 – New York NY) painter, book artist, arts editor / co-editor

Maureen Bridgid Dowd (14 jan 1952 – Washington DC) author, NYTimes columnist, Pulitzer Prize winning writer

Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody (14 jan 1953 – Fort Belvoir VA) retired US Army General, ending military sexual violence activist, fifth-generation Army member, first female to achieve four-star officer rank

Rosina Lippi-Green (14 jan 1956 – Chicago IL) linguist, penname Sara Donati, historical / romance novelist

Anchee Min (14 jan 1957 – Shanghia, China) Chinese-American novelist

Virginia Inman Postrel (14 jan 1960 – Greeneville SC) libertarian, nonfiction author, political / cultural writer