A few (of many) incredible women throughout history

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Women of history

Throughout history there have been countless women who have made their mark on society. Here are just a few that have made a major impact:

Sacajawea
Led Lewis and Clark on their expedition across North America carrying her baby on her back the entire journey.

Susan B. Anthony
Was a feminist who dedicated her life to the women's suffrage movement. She's synonymous with the phrase, "Failure is impossible."

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Marie Curie
Founding the concept of radiology she's the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She was also the first female professor of Physics at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Harriet Tubman
Escaped slavery and became an abolitionist leading hundreds of enslaved people to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

Dorothy Hodgkin
A British biochemist who determined the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12 earning a Nobel Prize for her work in Chemistry.

Rosa Parks
Infamously known for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man during the period of segregation she's best known as, "the mother of the civil rights movement."

Margaret Thatcher
A politician who became the first female Prime Minister of Britain from 1979-1990. She said, "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman."

Anne Frank
A German-Jewish teenager who was forced into hiding during the Holocaust. She penned her adversities formulating one of the most powerful memoirs of all time.

Audrey Hepburn
A widely recognized actress for her roles such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's" -- she later became a UNICEF ambassador traveling to 20 countries to help struggling children.

Maya Angelou
An award winning poet and civil rights activist she recited her poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," at President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Not only was she the longest serving First Lady she was also the U.S. Delegate for the United Nations General Assembly. Harry S. Truman called her, "The First Lady of the World."

Oprah Winfrey
The first black women to own and host a nationally syndicated talk show later becoming the first black female billionaire.

Malala Yousafzai
The youngest Nobel Prize laureate and the Pakistani schoolgirl who defied the Taliban -- by going to school. She survived an assassination attempt and continues to campaign for education.

Check out 2016's most powerful women according to Forbes:

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Forbes 2016 Most Powerful Women
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Forbes 2016 Most Powerful Women
German Chancellor Angela Merkel earns Forbes number 1 spot. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton comes in at number 2. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen grabs the number 3 spot. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
 Melinda Gates nabs the 4th spot on Forbes list. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co. (GM), closes out the top 5. (Martin Leissl/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Christine Legarde, France's finance minister, comes in 6th. Photographer: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg via Getty Images
 Sheryl Sandberg earns the No. 7 spot. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
 First lady of the United States Michelle Obama comes in at 13th. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images for USOC)
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan ties at 23rd. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ties at 23rd. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ties at 23rd. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
 Queen Elizabeth II earns the 30th spot. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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