Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, once said, “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country”. There is no doubt that woman are superior to men ─ history has scores of proofs. Many women have been successful in changing the course of history and every men on earth feels proud to salute them.
Commemorating Women’s Equality Day, Dimplify has selected few women who have reached on top of the world and have contributed a lot for the world.
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on 26th August. The day is proclaimed by the United States President each year to commemorate granting of the vote to women through the country, as women in United States were granted rights to vote on 26th August 1920.
An African-American Civil Rights Activists, Rosa Parks is also popularly known as “The First Lady of Civil Rights” and “The Mother of Freedom Movement”. Parks' act of disobedience and the Montgomery Bus Boycott became significant incident of modern Civil Rights Movement.
The youngest Novel Prize Laureate has incessantly undertaken human rights advocacy for education and for women in Swat Valley, her native place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan. Girls in Pakistan were prohibited to go to schools.
Born in Romania, Elisa was the first women member of A.G.I.R. (General Association of Romanian Engineers). She had worked at Geological Institute of Romania as an assistant. She joined Red Cross during World War I. After the end of the war, she went back to the institute and led several laboratories. She had also taught physics and chemistry.
She has written essays, biographies, monographs on politics, social issues and philosophy. Her treatise The Second Sex is a must read.
Emmeline is the Leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the "Right to Vote".
She is considered as “Heroine of France” for her praiseworthy role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years’ War. She was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint.
Founder of Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots Program, she is the world’s pioneering expert on chimpanzees. She is best known for her 55-years long study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park.
The Romanian neurosurgeon, Sofia led the formation of first neurological team of Romania ─ later called “The Golden Team”.
Earhart is also an author and the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone.
She is one of the most talked-about Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Many films have been produced on the basis of her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl. In 1941, she became stateless.
She is the first female gymnast to get awarded for scoring perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. In 200, she was named as one of the Athletes of the Century.
Curie who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She is the only woman to win the title twice, one Physics Prize in 1903 for her discovery of radioactivity and second, the Chemistry Prize in 1911 for the isolation of pure radium.
Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, Hamilton led her team to develop on-board flight software for the Apollo space program.
Switzer is also an American author, marathon runner and television commentator.
From over 400 applicants and 5 finalists to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963, she was selected for her flight.
Also an aerialist and cartoonist, Wagner started tattooing at the age of nine and eventually, became a tattoo artist.
Founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran, Ebadi was the first ever Iranian to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts for democracy and human rights.