Top 15 Powerful Women in the History

The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description. Women have always played a pivotal role in History as inventors, writers, public activists, doctors, and every other profession you name. A confident woman is the most beautiful woman and these 15 amazing women fought all the challenges life presented them bravely with no questions as they answered well in life with their choices and determination.

Top 15 Powerful Women in the History

1. Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft
Credits: ThoughtCo

She was an English writer and a passionate advocate of educational and social equality for women. Her book ‘Vindication of the rights of women’ stirred the political climate of that time as she believed that both men and women should be treated as equal rational beings and imagined a society based on reason.

2. Marie Curie

Marie Curie
Credits: Brain Pickings

She has contributed immensely to the subject of Physics. Her work paved the way for the discovery of the neutron and artificial radioactivity. She believed that nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.

3. Anne Frank

She was a victim of the Holocaust and became famous posthumously because of her poignant diary which has gained immense popularity among the masses as it captured the emotional turmoil of Jews living under the Nazi rule. Anne Frank’s positivity touches every heart who reads, ‘The Diary of a young girl’ as she believed that despite all she has witnessed, she still believes in the kindness of a human heart.

4. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks
Credits: Insider

She is called ‘The mother of the civil rights movement’ as she played a pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus boycott. She decided to remain in her seat on the Montgomery bus because she didn’t believe she has to move because of her racial colour.

5. Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Credits: Sunday Guardian

She was an Indian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She is referred to as ‘Iron Lady of India’ because she created history in all means. She helped East Pakistan now Bangladesh in gaining Independence. She also conducted the first nuclear test in Pokhran in 1975.

6. Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull
Credits: History

She was an American leader for the women’s suffrage movement. She made history in 1872 as the first woman to run for the presidency of the United States. She was as also the first woman to own a brokerage firm on Wall Street and the first woman to start a weekly newspaper.

7. Mother Teresa (Add More Content)

Mother Teresa
Credits: Biography

She devoted her life to serving poor and destitute people. She believed that there are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.

8. Funmilayo Ransome Kuti

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti
Credits: BBC

She lived a life full of firsts that would pave the way for others. She is one of the first girls to ever attend her elementary school, the first Nigerian woman to drive a car, the first African woman to visit China, and the first woman to find a Nigerian Political Party.

9. Mary Blair

Mary Blair, Powerful Women
Credits: Deviant Women

She was an American artist, animator and designer. She conceptualised art for many films like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. She changed the Walt Disney company.

10. Kate Warne

Kate Warne
Credits: All That Interesting

Decades before women could join the police force, Kate Warne joined one of the most famous detective agencies in American history. She also helped save Abraham Lincoln’s life.

11. Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi
Credits: South ChinaMorning Post

Despite being on house arrest for almost 15 years, she has made political moves that have transformed her home country Burma into the place it is today. She has spent years fighting for Democracy and fending off people who opposed her party with her non-violent ways. She has been awarded the Noble Peace Prize too and continues to inspire women all around the world.

12. Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell
Credits: ThoughtCo

Bell was a writer, cartographer, archaeologist and an explorer who helped establish the modern-day Jordan and Iraq after the fall of the Ottoman empire. Her writings, especially those on Iraq are still studied today.

13. Beulah Henry

Beulah Henry
Credits: NCDCR

Henry is nicknamed “Lady Edison” as she spent all her life inventing. She invented can openers, hair curlers, unique sponges and vacuum ice cream freezers and also made huge improvements to everyday machines like the typewriter and the sewing machine.

14. Dr Elizabeth Blackwell

Dr Elizabeth Blackwell
Credits: Lifetime

She was the first woman to receive a medical degree from an American Medical school after overcoming several odds. She also opened a medical college in 1857 with her friends which broadened opportunities for women doctors.

15. Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad
Credits: Al-monitor

In 2014, she was kidnapped by the Islamic State and held captive for three months. During that time, she was held as a slave and experienced physical and sexual violence. After her escape, she became the first person to speak on human trafficking to the United Nations Security Council. She is the first Iraqi and Yazidi to receive a Noble Prize alongside Denis Mukwege for their work to end ‘sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict’.
By- Ishika Chaudhary

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