Women are badasses through and through. No matter who you’re raising, baby should know about the women who have shaped the course of history. These women are, or were, scholars, activists, writers, artists, journalists, and everything else under the sun. It took each one of them and their heroic contributions to the equal rights efforts to make lasting change in society. Though hundreds of women belong on this list, here are 30 of the ladies who changed the world, just in time for Women’s Equality Day!