Below I have listed a few influential women who have changed history and the world. This list includes scientists, poets, activists, politicians, and humanitarians. All of these women have broken boundaries and redefined history. They are passionate, intelligent and leading ladies. These are well known women, but I believe every day women are becoming their own leading ladies in their everyday lives.
Heres to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
"What you do makes a difference. And you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace. Jane has dedicated her life to studying animals and working with animal welfare issues. She is well known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. Jane closely observed things that past scientist overlooked. She gave the chimpanzees names, instead of numbering them as other scientists tended to do. She is recognized for her ground breaking discoveries on the behaviors of chimpanzees. She found that humans have a lot more in common with chimpanzees than we thought. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots and Shoots program.
"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness."
- Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou was a well-known American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She was a highly respected spokeswoman for women and the African American community. Maya wrote many books, one of her well-known books is “I Know Why the Caged Birds Sings”.