The world is often characterized as male dominating but the truth is that courageous women across the globe have equally stood up through thick and thin and contributed to the betterment of the society. There have been and are still hundreds of women in the human history who have proved to be equal to men in their bravery and courage. In this write-up, we have brought for you a list of 10 courageous women who changed history in one way or the other. These remain a source of true inspiration for us all. Through their strength of character and will power, these women who made a difference and changed the course of history. Let’s pay a tribute to these inspirational women in history by reading through their tales of success and glory.
10. Esther : Courageous Women Who Changed History
Esther is a true embodiment of courage and bravery. She was a Persian-Hebrew queen and heroine, who through her strength and mettle prevented genocide. She slaughtered those who tried to hold the genocide. The valor and strength that she portrayed is rare in men and women. She certainly deserves a spot on our list of ten courageous women who changed history.
9. Fatima Jinnah
So, whom do we have next on our list of ten courageous women who changed history? Right from the sub-continent, we have the tale of a brave and courageous woman who stood up with her brother to fight for independence of the Muslims of the sub-continent, who were not satisfied living in the United India. Fatima Jinnah, younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah (the founding father of Pakistan), walked step to step with her brother in the struggle for freedom against the British rule and independence from the United India. Back in the day, when women were less educated and were not considered as political-material, Fatima Jinnah changed the course of history by laying the foundation for women in politics in the Sub-continent. She received high class education and dedicated her life to the cause of the independence movement. Benazir Bhutto, the former twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the first ever female Prime Minister of any Muslim country, is an example of the fact that Fatima Jinnah laid solid footings on which participation of women in politics became acceptable in the sub-continent. Jinnah was given the title of ‘Madar-e-Millat’, that is, Mother of the Nation by her followers. Salutes to you, Jinnah!!!
8. Mother Teresa
It takes a lot of courage and bravery to give up your life to the cause of helping others. The next woman on our list of ten courageous women who changed history had immense courage to do that. Mother Teresa is a symbol of love, care, sacrifice and courage. She devoted her entire life for making the lives of the poor and the sick better. The brave woman changed history by inspiring people around the world to follow her footsteps by helping the needy and by making the world a better place. She will always be respected and regarded at a high pedestal throughout the world. We pay homage to her!
7. Oprah Winfrey
Not all great women existed only in the past. Next on our list of ten courageous women who changed history we have someone from the contemporary world. Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspiring figures to have ever known. Born to a single mother, Oprah lived most of her early life through the period of hardships. She later became what she is now through her courage and determination. This inspiring woman changed history through her great ideas, talent, and courage. Known as an actress and TV show host, Oprah is a philanthropist and social activist as well. Through her TV show, The Oprah Winfrey Show’, she has managed to bring to limelight a number of social issues that exist in the American society. She has worked immensely for the promotion of black community and their rights. She is also a spokesperson for women’s health and family issues and for the prevention program for child abuse. Way to go, Oprah!!!
6. Marie Curie : Women That Changed The World
Let’s see who is next on our list of ten courageous women who changed history!!! Marie Curie will always be remembered for her contribution in the field of physics. In times when science was dominated by male scientists, Marie took up the courage of becoming one of the most recognized figures of science. She changed the history of the world through her various achievements. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first to win it twice. Her achievement inspired millions of women around the world, who looked up to her example to achieve success and recognition at such a high level. She was also the first woman to earn a doctorate degree in Europe. It takes immense courage to do something that is so great, yet not done by anyone before. It was due to her endless effort that led to the discovery of radioactivity and element radium. Kudos, woman!!!