I wanted to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day of the 8th of March by remembering women’s contributions to humanity. Since I cannot know of every woman out there, I am simply going to start this list and I am asking you to contribute the names you want to in comments!
In no particular order:
Louisa May Alcott
Author of Little Women and many other works — and a favorite writer for many young women and girls.
Susan B. Anthony
The 19th century women’s movement’s most powerful organizer. Together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s right to vote.
Queen of Egypt and the last pharaoh. During her reign, Egypt became closely aligned with the Roman Empire.
The first woman to win a Nobel Prize (and she won it twice) and the first woman to earn a doctorate in Europe.
As the leader of India, Indira Gandhi was an influential figure for Indian women as well as for others around the world.
A very successful Mexican artist who survived childhood polio and a bus accident that led to seven operations.
Author of The Diary of a Young Girl and one of the most known Jewish victims of Holocaust.
First woman in space, cosmonaut and engineer.
Add your contributions in comments and to celebrate women around the world, try to add names from your own country!