#WCW Louise de Koven Bowen, 1859-1953
One of the most prominent philanthropists and suffrage leaders in Chicago, she financially supported Hull House since the beginning and took over as president after Jane Addams died. She established the first juvenile courts in Chicago. She wrote a book in 1913 based on investigative reports calling out the bias of imprisoning more African Americans than whites and the practice of some employment offices sending women of color to brothels instead of respectable job leads. She also started a summer camp, Camp Waukegan, for inner city kids that was open to all races and religions equally. She encouraged women to be politically active and lead the Chicago Suffrage Parade in 1916.