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  • Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883)
    Isabella her given name at birth Sojourner Truth she later changed her given name to and added Truth as her surname, of which she never had a.k.a. Belle, Isabella Baumfree or Bomfree or Boumfre...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ayaan Xirsi Cali Arabic: أيان حرسي علي‎; born Ayaan Hirsi Magan; Books In 2005, Ayaan Hirsi Ali was...
  • Josephine Lowell (Shaw) (1843 - 1905)
    Josephine Shaw Lowell (December 16, 1843 - October 12, 1905) was a Progressive Reform leader in the United States in the Nineteenth century. She is best known for creating the New York Consumers Leag...
  • Malala Yousafzai, ملالہ یوسف زئی, Nobel Peace Prize, 2014
    On 10 October 2014, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were announced as the winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, making Yousafzai the youngest Nobel laureate ever. Malala Yousafzai Wikipedia...
  • Sophia Williams - de Bruyn
    Sophia Williams-de Bruyn THE LAST OF THE MATRIARCHS By Khubu Meth THE WOMEN WHO MADE US The only surviving leader of the 1956 march, Sophia Williams-de Bruyn - then barely 18, together with Lil...

Throughout history there are women who have changed the world In many ways. Fighting for justice, fighting for freedom and taking time to care for those in need. Women who each in there own way have made a difference. with them the world is a better place. let this be the place to honour them. So I invite you all to join this project.

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A travers l'histoire, il existe des femmes qui ont particulièrement marqué leur époque. Elle se sont distinctes par leur combat pour la justice ou pour la liberté, par leur contribution à la société, par leur inspiration. Des femmes qui, de leur façon et par les moyens dont elles disposaient, on fait la différence. Sans elles, ce monde serait bien différent. Peut-être nous ne pensons pas à elles au quotidien, tout simplement parce que leur réussite est devenue un acquis. Permettons à ce projet de mettre ses femmes à l'honneur. Nous vous invitons donc tous à joindre ce projet.

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Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

Aung San Suu Kyi --

Corazon Aquino --

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Barbara Walters

Bertha von Suttner -- Wikipedia

Billie Jean King -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Jean_King

Betty White

Boudica

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Christine de Pizan -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_de_Pizan

Cleopatra -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra_VII

Catherine the Great --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_II_of_Russia

Condoleeza Rice-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condoleezza_Rice

Catharine Beecher --

Clara Schumann --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Schumann

Catherine de Médicis --

Clara Barton --

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Deborah Sampson --

Diane Arbus --

Dorothea Dix --

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Empress Theodora --http://search.avg.com/route/?d=4ceeabbf&v=6.11.25.1&i=26&tp=chrome&q=empress+theodora&lng=en-us&iy=&ychte=us

Emma Willard --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Willard

Eka Esu-Williams --

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Betty Friedan -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Friedan

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Anita Garibaldi -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Garibaldi

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Hypatia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypatia

Halle Berry-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halle_Berry

Emily Hobhouse

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Barbara Jordan -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Jordan

Helen Joseph 1905 - 1992

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Mary Queen of Scots --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Queen_of_Scots

Golda Meir -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golda_Meir

Murasaki Shikibu --

Malala Yousafzai

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Lilian Masediba Ngoyi 1911-1980

Antonia Novello --

Florence Nightingale --

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton --

Harriet Beecher Stowe --

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Harriet Tubman --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Tubman

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Sophia Williams 1938 –

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Mary Wollstonecraft

Judith Leyster --

Joan of Arc --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_arc

La Malinche

Queen Isabella I --

Queen Hatshepsut --

The Trung sisters --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%C6%B0ng_Sisters

Wu Zetian --http://www.infoplease.com/biography/var/wuchao.html

Queen Elizabeth I --

Sultana Razia --

Sappho --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sappho

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz --

Jane Austen --

Sacajawea --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacagawea

Sarah Grimké and Angelina Grimké --

La Pola --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Policarpa_Salavarrieta

Sojourner Truth -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_Truth

Margaret Fuller --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Fuller

Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë --

Elizabeth Blackwell --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Blackwell

Maria Mitchell --

Mary Seacole

Queen Victoria --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_of_the_United_Kingdom

Susan B. Anthony --

Antoinette Brown Blackwell --

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Harris_%22Mother%22_Jones

Lakshmi Bai --

Emily Dickinson --

Louisa May Alcott --

Express Dowager Cixi--

Queen Liliuokalani --

Sarah Bernhardt --

Mary Cassatt --

Sarah Winnemucca --

Carry Nation --

Louisa Lawson --

Olive Schreiner --

Fannie Farmer --

Charlotte Perkins Gilman --

Jane Addams --

Ida B. Wells -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_B._Wells

Beatrix Potter --

Marie Curie --

Sophia Hayden --

Alexandra David-Neel --

Emma Goldman --

Rosa Luxemburg --

Maria Montessori --

Alexandra Kollontai --

Qiu Jin --

Mary McLeod Bethune -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_McLeod_Bethune

Huda Shaarawi --

Margaret Sanger --

Helen Keller --

Anna Pavlova --

Virginia Woolf --

Rose Schneiderman --

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

Eleanor Roosevelt

Georgia O'Keeffe --

Gabriela Mistral --

Ichikawa Fusae --

Bessie Smith

Martha Graham -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Graham

Marian Anderson -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Anderson

Amelia Earhart

George Sand--

Zora Neale Hurston -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zora_Neale_Hurston

Margaret Mead --

Margaret Bourke-White --

Greta Garbo

Frida Kahlo

Rachel Carson --

Simone de Beauvoir

Mother Teresa --

Mildred "Babe" Didrikson --

Mary Leakey --

Indira Gandhi

Jessie Lopez De La Cruz --

Eva Perón -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Per%C3%B3n

Shirley Chisholm -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Chisholm

Margaret Thatcher --

Nguyen Thi Binh --

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Violeta Chamorro -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violeta_Chamorro

Toni Morrison -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Morrison

Rigoberta Menchú -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigoberta_Mench%C3%BA

Marian Wright Edelman -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marian_Wright_Edelman

Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams

Valentina Tereshkova --

Wilma Mankiller --

Wilma Rudolph -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Rudolph

Sandra Magnus, astronaut

Firsts

1864 - Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College

1885 - Sarah E. Goode becomes the first African-American woman to receive a patent, for a bed that folded up into a cabinet. Goode, who owned a furniture store in Chicago, intended the bed to be used in apartments

See Also http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensfirsts1.html

See also the Black Female Legends project.

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