Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her most famous book was The Good Earth.
Pauli Murray was a civil and women’s rights activist. She coined the term “Jane Crow” to designate the was race and gender intersected to oppress black women. Some call her the queer foremother of intersectionality. Murray co-founded the National Organization for Women in 1966 and as well was a civil rights attorney and educator. In the late 1970s, she left academia to become an episcopal priest. Later she would be raised to Holy Men, Holy Women of the church (sainted).
Noor Inayat Khan, AKA "Nora Baker" and "Madeleine" SOE agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent from Britain into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.
Krystyna Skarbek – a Polish Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent, legendary for daring intelligence and sabotage missions to Nazi-occupied Poland and France. Longest serving British women agent during World War II.