12 Women Who Have Dared To Make Their Own Destinies – Happy Women’s Day

This is a tribute to all the women in the world. Thank you for fighting it out against all odds, and making our world a better place for all of us to live in. Thank you for your wisdom and fortitude, kindness and courage, patience and positivity, and for your unsung, often unnoticed leadership. Thank you for keeping all of us on the path of meaningful achievement and peace, and for giving us hope. If it was left to just the men, the world would have probably ended a long time ago! 

Here are 12 women who blazed their way through hardships, conquered all challenges that came their way and became shining beacons for all of us to emulate and follow. As we listen to what they have to say, we hear the voices of all the wonderful women in our lives, resonating through their voice.

Happy Women’s Day!

1.  Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai S.St is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.

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2. Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin  was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the mid 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic/acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band.


3. Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi, AC is a Burmese Social Democratic stateswoman, politician and president of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar. 


4. Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is married to the 44th and current President

of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.


5. Gloria Steinem

Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s.


6. J. K. Rowling

Joanne “Jo” Rowling, OBE FRSL, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series


7. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer. She has been called “the most prominent”

of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature“.


8. Indira Gandhi

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was a key 20th century stateswoman, a central figure of the Indian National Congress party, and to date the only female Prime Minister of India.


9. Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was a British stateswoman and politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.


10. Angela Merkel

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and former research scientist who has been the Chancellor

of Germany since 2005 and the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000


11. Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton /ˈhɪləri daɪˈæn ˈrɒdəm ˈklɪntən/ is an American politician. She was the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. From 2001 to 2009, Clinton served as a United States Senator from New York.


12. Lucille Ball

Lucille “Lucy” Désirée Ball was an American actress, comedienne, model, film studio executive and producer. She was best known as the star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy and Life with Lucy.


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