A few (of many) incredible women throughout 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:
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."
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.
Escaped slavery and became an abolitionist leading hundreds of enslaved people to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.
A British biochemist who determined the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12 earning a Nobel Prize for her work in Chemistry.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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