8 Inspiring Women Who Ran For President

For the last six months (or six years), everyone's been talking about the possibility of a woman in the White House in 2016. And while Hillary Clinton is sparring with Bernie Sanders for the honor this year, she's hardly the first.

In fact, it turns out that women have been campaigning for commander-in-chief for the better part of the last two centuries. In some cases, they've given the guys a run for their money. While we may have seen candidates like Hillary Clinton and Carly Florina on the ballot in 2016, it’s important to remember that these gals are part of a long tradition of female presidential hopefuls. There are some game-changers who came before them and paved the way.

Here are the eight women pioneers who've run for president.
This post was originally published on February 13, 2015.