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


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