World-Changing Women: Alexandra Kollontai
Alexandra Kollontai, inspired by Marxist ideals, became a member of the revolutionary government and led a campaign to help women working in the appalling textile factories. Read her story here...
World-Changing Women: Caroline Norton
After experiencing an unhappy marriage an even unhappier divorce, Caroline Norton successfully campaigned to make women equal to men in the eyes of the law. Discover more about her life...
World-Changing Women: Charlotte Maxeke
A rights activist against the exploitation that was prevalent in South Africa, Charlotte Maxeke was South Africa's first black female graduate and one of the first female freedom fighters. Find out more about her extraordinary story...
World-Changing Women: Christine de Pizan
When Christine de Pizan became widowed in her mid-twenties, she supported her extended family by becoming one of the first female writers in Europe. Find out more about her life...
World-Changing Women: Cynisca
Spartan females had much more freedom than other women in the ancient world; this allowed Cynisca of Sparta to win the Olympics twice. Find out more about her victories here...
World-Changing Women: Emily Davies
Emily Davies firmly believed that education was fundamental in improving a woman's place in society and strived for equality. Read her story here...
World-Changing Women: Hildegard of Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen spent many years wiriting her prophetic visions down, helping the sick and preaching in a time of male hierarchy. Read up on her religious life...
World-Changing Women: Laura Bassi
Laura Bassi is perceived as the first woman to hold down a science career, setting up a renowned school in her own home. Read up on her acheivements here...
World-Changing Women: Lucretia Mott
Lucretia Mott campaigned for slavery abolishment and women's rights in public meetings at a time when women were silenced. Discover her incredible story here...
World-Changing Women: Madam CJ Walker
As a single woman in the early 20th century making ends meet was no easy feat, so it's remarkable that Madam CJ Walker became the first female self-made millionaire in America. Read her story here...
World-Changing Women: Manuela Sáenz
Manuela Sáenz fought to liberate her Lima and Peru from Spanish colonialism and rose to be a general in Bolivar's rebel army. Discover more about her extraordinary tale...
World-Changing Women: Marie-Louise Girardin
Marie-Louise Girardin escaped partental disgrace by disguising herself as a man and joining an expedition to the New World. Read about her extraordinary life in this article...
World-Changing Women: Mary Prince
Mary Prince's published tale of violence at the hands of her owners had a great impact on anti-slavery campaigns, eventually bringing the slave trade abolishment. Read her remarkable history here...
World-Changing Women: Murasaki Shikibu
Murasaki Shikibu worte the world's first novel, twice as long as War and Peace. Discover what is known about her life in this article...
World-Changing Women: Queen Nzinga
Queen Nzinga managed to call a halt to Portuguese slave raids in her kingdom through clever tactics. Read about her legacy in this article...
World-Changing Women: The Trung Sisters
The Trung Sisters, to this day, are well-celebrated in Vietnam thanks to their succesful resistance against the Chinese army. Learn more about their history here...
World-Changing Women: Nur Jahan
In the 17th century Nur Jahan exerted power over her Emperor husband, allowing her to give opportunities to orphaned girls and architectural developments in India. This article outlines her remarkable leadership...
World-Changing Women: Kate Sheppard
New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote, thanks to Kate Sheppard. Find out more about her time as a political activist...
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A very interesting delve into a few of the women who made their mark on women's history. I thought the map with their locations was a very good idea.
These stories were very interesting and inspiring. It was great learning about these courageous, clever, amazing women. I'd interested in read moret woman inspiring stories?