Arfat Ali Junejo
3 min readMay 7, 2021


The First Woman…

1. The first woman to compose a №1 country music hit.

Jenny Lou Carson

2. The first woman living HIV-positive kidney donor in the US

Nina Martinez

3. The first woman to obtain a pilot’s license.

Raymonde de Laroche

4. The First female pilot to fly alone across the Pacific Ocean.

Betty Miller

5. The first Saudi woman who became a commercial airline pilot.

Hanadi Zakaria al-Hindi

6. The first woman to drive around the world.

Aloha Wanderwell

7. The first woman to obtain a Ph.D. in the modern era.

Stefania Wolicka-Arnd

8. The first woman to operate as US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Jeane Kirkpatrick

9. The first woman publisher of a major United States newspaper, The Washington Post.

Katharine Graham

10. The first woman to achieve the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Marie Curie

11. The first woman to achieve the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Elinor Ostrom

12. The first appointed female prime minister of a sovereign country (Srilanka).

Sirimavo Bandaranaike

13. The first woman prime minister of a present-day G20 country.

Indira Gandhi

14. The first female prime minister in Israel, Middle East.

Golda Meir

15. The first woman to become an official female motorcycle racer in the United States by obtaining a license.

Mary McGee

16. The first American woman to achieve three gold medals in the Rome Olympics.

Rome Olympics

17. The first woman to become the first female FIFA Executive Committee member.

Lydia Nsekera

18. The first woman to direct the Board of Directors for Little League.

Davie Jane Gilmour

19. The first woman authorized as vice president of the Union Cycliste Internationale.

Tracey Gaudry

20. The first woman to complete the “Peak to Heat Double”.

Denise Fejtek

21. The first and fastest woman to drag a double-crossing of the Auau Channel in Hawaii.

Meredith Novack

22. The first woman to achieve the World Crazy Golf Championship.

Olivia Prokopova

23. The first woman to receive the first U.S. patent awarded to a woman, for a kind of cotton thread.

Hannah Slater

24. The first and foremost woman to attempt a solo mission in space.

Valentina Tereshkova

25. The first woman seen on the United States Supreme Court.

Sandra Day O’Connor

26. The first woman leader of a Muslim country in modern history.

Benazir Bhutto

27. Canada’s first woman who became Supreme Court Chief Justice.

Beverley McLachlin

28. The first black African woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Wangari Maathai

29. The first woman to be given the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Zaha Hadid

30. The first woman to be authorized poet laureate of Great Britain.

Carol Ann Duffy

31. The first woman who was a computer programmer in history.

Ada Lovelace

32. The first woman who is considered the first pacifist in history.

Bertha von Suttner

33. The first woman to become a female Olympic champion in an individual event.

Charlote Cooper

34. The first woman achieving an Oscar to the best director.


35. The first woman to travel the Atlantic in a solo flight.

Amelia Earhart

36. The first woman to become the first Prime Minister in the world.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike

37. The first woman to pass over the Atlantic in an airplane.

Amelia Earhart

38. The first woman who became a Fortune 500 CEO.

Katharine Graham

39. The first female to become Secretary of State.

Madeleine Albright

40. The first woman and first frankly gay coach in Super Bowl history.

Katie Sowers