Below are selected biographical books on topics such as notable social reformers, artists, and athletes. There are similar books on carts throughout the first floor for your use. Look up the Wikipedia articles for the women you find in these books. Do they need a further reading section (you can add the book in your hand!) or some other editing?
These are a few books on notable women are availably electronically from the library. You can find more in the library catalog.
Archives and libraries often post finding aids or research guides on their websites that you can use to get an overview of a collection, including a biographical description of an individual. The information in these finding aids can also serve as clues for where to look next.
Websites for Academic and Professional societies and associations often will have an Award Section or a Hall of Fame that you can search.
Here are a few examples:
These are just a few....there are many others to find.