In celebration of international women’s day this year, we put together a post featuring 7 amazing women who made a change in this world.
1. First mother in space
Anna Lee Fisher
In 1984, Anna Fisher made history by being the first mom in space, 14 months after giving birth.
She later became chief of the space station and one of the longest-serving astronauts in the agency.
2. First Woman To Win The Nobel Peace Prize
Bertha Von Suttner
In 1905, Bertha Suttner became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She and Alfred Nobel, who invented the dynamite, had a strong friendship, which allowed Bertha to influence him to start a peace movement. She became an influential force behind the Nobel peace prize.
3. She Was Shot For Going To School
In October of 2012, Malala, 15, was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen. Her “crime” was speaking up for the rights of girls to be educated. The biggest victim of the Taiban was girls’ education and few people spoke about it, but she courageously did. Fortunately, this female hero survived after intensive care.
4. She Provided Aid To Pregnant Women
Phyllis began a trust to give emergency aid to pregnant women in difficult circumstances. Equipped with a background of research for the cause of disabilities in unborn babies, she fought for those at risk of dying at the cost of disability or inconvenience.
5. She Fought For Children’s Rights
Born in the slums of southwest Dublin, Christina Noble spent a large portion of her life saving children from the streets. It was a tough journey, but she eventually founded the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, which fights for children’s rights.
6. Female Samurai, The Real Mulan?
Empress Jingu (c. 169–269 AD), used her skills to inspire economic and social change. She was legendarily recognized as the onna-bugeisha, female samurai warrior of the upper Samurai class in Feudal Japan. She led a battle after her husband Emperor Chūai, the 14th emperor of Japan, was slain in battle.
7. She Devoted Herself To The Poor
She devoted herself to work among the poor in the slums of Calcutta, depending on divine providence. “A woman’s love is in action. She looks with her heart and feels with her eyes. A woman is the bank where her family deposits all anger, worries and hurt. A woman is the cement that keeps her family together and her love lasts a lifetime.” – Mother Teresa