Malala Yousafzai: Was shot in the head by Taliban trying to promote education at her village. The youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.
Ana Aslan: She is considered to be a pioneer of gerontology and geriatrics.
Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu: The first ever female engineer.
Fatima Al Fihria: The founder of the first ever university in the whole world.
Irene Sendlerowa: She smuggled more than 2 500 Jewish children out of Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.
Amelia Earhart: The first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928.
Annie Lumpkins: A prominent voting activist, photographed at Little Rock City Jail, 1961.
Valentina Tereshkova: Born in Russia, was the first woman in space abroad the Vostok 6, 1963.
Marie Curie: A polish scientist, famous for her on work in the radioactivity theorem and development. The first woman to win a Nobel prize and the only woman to win it twice.
Anne Frank: Jewish diarist and writer.
Margaret Heafield: Director of software engineering for NASA’s Apollo Space Program, photographed in 1969.