Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World: 1

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World: 1

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World: 1

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Polish-French physicist and chemist Madame Marie Curie, seated front, works in a laboratory, with her daughter Irene, in Paris France, April 20, 1927. A strong campaigner for women in business, Brady can discuss this topic which is close to her heart, encouraging women to pursue a business career. 3. Phoebe Schecter The mother of the modern day movement for birth control, Margaret Sanger’s contributions to reproductive rights are notable for more reasons than one. Sanger’s own mother died during childbirth, after having brought 11 children into the world — a death that, according to American National Biography, Sanger attributed to a combination of multiple child births and poverty. An English writer, philosopher and women’s rights activist, Wollstonecraft is best known for her 1792 work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. In it, she argued that women are not naturally inferior to men and should be treated as rational beings — an opinion that reached far ahead of her time. She has also represented Prime Ministers and famous journalists and happens to be married to Hollywood megastar George Clooney. 35. Meghan Markle “Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. I think that having the courage to step out of the norm is the most important thing.”

Finding a gap in the market to launch a business is always a difficult thing to do, this is also something that entrepreneur Claire Brumby knows all about. The founder of award-winning Scrubbys Vegetable Crisps, Claire is one of the most renowned retail speakers in the industry. Cáceres founded the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (Copinh), which is now led by her daughter Bertha Zuñiga — who has also faced armed threats for her environmental activism. Cáceres was one of more than 120 activists killed in Honduras since a right-wing coup toppled democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya in 2009. 9/ Lilly Ledbetter The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” — Jane Austen 31. Malala Yousafzai Dr B.R. Ambedkar (1891 – 1956) Indian political activist and social reformer who drafted Indian constitutionLuce was the first American woman to be appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad. She was also an accomplished author, known for her 1963 play, The Women, which did not feature a single male performer. I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.” — Clara Barton 43. Harriet Tubman Commodore Grace M. Hopper photographed in 1984. / James S. Davis, United States Navy, Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain Most people have probably heard of the first man on the moon: Neil Armstrong. But what about the first woman in space? Sandra Day O'Connor waves to photographers after her unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 21, 1981. Standing with O'Connor, from left to right, are: Attorney General William French Smith, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz., Vice President George Bush, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C.

I designed the executive program for handling situations when there are too many calls, to keep it operating efficiently without hanging up on itself. Basically it was designed to keep the machine from throwing up its hands and going berserk.” — Dr. Erna Hoover 22. The Syrian Women of the “Women’s Revolution” Dorothy Levitt was the first female British racing driver and a trailblazer for women everywhere. She even taught Queen Alexandra and the Royal Princesses how to drive. She is now dedicated to helping young girls chase their dreams. 28. Maria Shriver “Perfectionism doesn't make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate.” The first-ever female winner of the Nobel Prize, Marie Curie discovered the elements of polonium and radium, coined the term “radioactivity,” and was the winner of numerous academic and scientific distinctions over the course of her distinguished career.

13. Sojourner Truth

Moreno has been a Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer for over 70 years. She is one of only 12 artists to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony — all four major annual American entertainment awards. She was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

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