On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, we celebrate women who have excelled in their fields, rising against the patriarchal society and shaping up the world for the modern woman. Women who have defied all odds and claimed what’s rightfully theirs. We celebrate their achievements and their success, and salute them for their contribution. These are the women who have proved beyond doubt that the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world!
Women That Changed The World
#10. Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.”
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to ever fly solo across the Atlantic in 1932 and she became the first woman pilot in 1935 after flying solo from Hawaii to California. She embarked upon her lifelong dream of flying across the world in 1937, however, her flight went missing on that trip and she was never seen again.
#9 Marie Curie (1867-1934)
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
The famously known “Madame Curie”, a Polish-French physicist and chemist, was the first person to have received two Nobel Prizes. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris and the first lady to be enshrined in France’s national mausoleum, the Paris Panthéon, all based on her own merits.
#8 Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
The ultimate diva, the ultimate sex-symbol, the woman who won a million hearts and she did so by being herself. Never afraid to speak her mind, she did raise a lot of eyebrows. She never ran by the rules, she was a woman who broke all stereotypes. Known for her bold persona, she has been immortalized by her achievements.
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