The Storytellers

First female executive editor of The New York Times

First female Saudi filmmaker, award winning documentarian

Author of The Handmaid's Tale, amongst others

The first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship

Award winning Indian actress, singer, producer, human rights activist, and the first South Asian to headline an American network drama series.

Activist-turned-professor advocating for radical change in the U.S.

First African American U.S. poet laureate

American writer and filmmaker known for her romantic comedies

Co-Creator of Broad City

Tri-lingual CNN anchor known for being the first to cover breaking international news

Indian-American writer, actress, and producer known for The Office and The Mindy Project

Actress, comedian, director, producer, writer, Leslie Knope

First person to become a billionaire through writing books

First female co-anchor of a network evening news

Asian-American journalist and activist, also a member of Princeton's first graduating class of women

Best selling and critically acclaimed Nigerian author, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient

"the world's most widely read Spanish-language author."

First and only woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director

Former Fox News anchor currently fighting against workplace sexual harassment

Mexican-American award winning author and activist.

First and only black woman to win the Triple Crown of acting

First black female director to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture

Singer, Writer, and Artist known for Broad Band and YACHT

First female head writer for Saturday Night Live

Co-Creator of Broad City

First openly gay anchor on a primetime news show

First black woman to create a premium cable series

Black Persian-American actress and human rights activist

Actress known for playing Hermione Granger, UN Women Goodwill ambassador, founder of HeForShe

Emmy award winning actress known for Orange is the New Black

Novelist and scholar of Chicana culture, feminist theory, and queer theory.

One of the most widely read young adult authors

First transgender actress to hold a recurring role on primetime tv.

First transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the acting category, and the first openly transgender person to be on the cover of Time magazine

First person to play an openly gay character on primetime television

Women’s rights activist, founder and president of the Arab Women's Solidarity Association, co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights

General Leia Organa

Female director with the highest-grossing movie and the biggest domestic film opening ever, first female director of a studio superhero movie

Indian film actress, womens rights and mental health advocate

First woman to executive produce three hit shows

"one of the most influential critics of her generation."

Youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, Nobel Peace Prize recipient