the world over there is millions of women to be inspired by. Here’s just 4 that spring to mind.
After building up her career over many years Ellen had been on the Disney show Ellen for a few seasons until she came out as gay on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997. Shortly after the Walt Disney Company decided to axe her show because they felt uncomfortable about having an openly gay woman in a leading role. Instead of being devastated and being defeated by this Ellen built herself back up and started her own show. She is now one of the most successful talk show hosts on television.
A Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest women to ever win a Nobel prize. She has done talks all over the world. On October 9th, 2012 when she was fifteen years old she was shot by a Taliban Gunman attempting to assassinate her for her on her way home from school. It took several months but she has made a full recovery and is now 19 years old and still inspiring people the world over.
She was a renowned physicist and chemist in Poland for many years. She was the first women to be awarded a Nobel prize and the first person to be awarded 2 in 2 separate sciences. Not to mention she is also the first women to become a professor at the University of Paris. She is best known for coining the term radiology and being instrumental in the discovery of two elements polonium and radium. She passed away from radiation poisoning in 1934 at the age of 66.
She is an LGBT actress and a Transgender woman. In fact, she is the first openly transgender woman to win a Primetime Emmy Award for acting, be nominated for an Emmy since 1990, and have a wax figure at Madam Tussauds. She is best known for her role as Sophia Burset in Orange is the New Black. Just in 2017, she became the first Transgender actress on regular broadcast TV with her role in Doubt on CBS. She has fought all her life to have people acknowledge her gender and treat her with the respect she deserves and is a huge inspiration to Transgender people the world over.
International Women’s day is a day to recognize all that women have done for our world and our lives. Tell the women in your life how important they are.