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9 of Influential and Inspiring Women

May 7, 2017

The place of women is often a subject under discussion. Nowadays, some women have finally achieved important jobs and positions and have become influential for the young generations.


Ø  Angela Merkel

  • German politician who is currently Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the pricipal parti in Germany: Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
  • Following the 2005 federal election, Merkel was appointed Germany’s first woman Chancellor
  • At 61 years old, the German chancellor is the ” only political leader capable of tackling the economic and political issues of the Europeen Union” (said Forbes)
  • She received the Presidential Medal of Liberty of United States of America

Ø  Rosa Parks

  • Nicknamed the “First Lady of Civil Rights” by the American Congress, Rosa Parks refused to leave her seat on a bus to a white passenger.
  • Her action led to the Montgomery Boycott and other movements destined to put an end to the segregation.
  • To pay tribute to her, California and Ohio celebrate the Rosa Parks’ Day on February 4th (her birthday) and on December 1st (her arrest day).

Ø  Aung San Suu Kyi

  • She is one of the most important politicians of our Age.
  • Member of the party : National League for Democracy in Burma
  • Won the Presidential election in 1990 with 392 votes over 492.
  • she is placed under house arrest between 1989 and 2010 for political reasons
  • Received some Prices :

-Nobel Peace Price (1991)

– International Simon Bolivar Price (1992)

– Gold Medal of the Congress (2012)

Ø  Indira Gandhi

  • she is the only  Prime Minister woman in India’s History
  • Had an important leader role in the Pakistan War in 1971, which led to the creation of Bangladesh.

Ø  Marie Curie

  • Well-known for discovering the radium with her husband Pierre Curie.
  • First woman in History to receive the Nobel Prize of Physics in 1903 for her work on radioactivity.
  • Another Nobel Prize in 1911 but this time in chemistry for her works on polonium and radium.
  • She is also the first woman to have become professor at University, she taught in Paris at the end of her career.

Ø  Malala Yousafzai (Pakistani)

  • She’s the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, at 17 years old.
  • The young lady was seriously wounded at the head by the Talibans because she went to school.
  • Since her spectaculary recovery, Malala became the emblem to education access and to social emancipation of women.

Ø  Michelle Obama

  • First African-Americain first lady, “Mom in Chief”.
  • Graduated from Harvard and Princeton in Law Studies.
  • Campaigner against childhood obesity
  • Major figure for all Americans and women in the world
  • Fight for the access to education for all the young girls in the world with the association “Let’s Girls learn”

Ø  Rosie the Riveter

  • She symbolized women’s contribution to the war effort.
  • Real-life Rosies filled factory positions while men were away : the number of American working women grew by 50 percent in four years.
  • Proving that we, women, could excel at a “man’s job.”

Ø  Toni Morrison (novelist)

  • The first African American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
  • Her enthralling books illuminate the mysteries of the human heart and take on the toughest issues.


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  1. anonymous 92100 permalink
    May 11, 2017 11:52 am

    I enjoy so much reading your article ! It is so well written and the women you choose are amazing ! I hope one day you will become one of them ❤

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