7 women who did what no one expected and changed history
These powerful women overcame adversity and challenged gender stereotypes to become one of the most influential females in history. Read on to find out about their incredible stories and get inspired.
#1 Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice a Queen
#2 The Golden Age of Elizabeth I
Instead, Elizabeth I decided to make every possible effort to establish a harmonious realm. She didn't want to conquer other countries or start wars, she just wanted England to be safe and prosper. Elizabeth I established Protestantism in England, defeated the Spanish Armada, maintained peace inside her country, and created an environment where the arts flourished.
#3 Helen Keller, a famous lecturer and the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree
After her graduation in 1904, Keller set out to learn more about the people with special needs and how she could help them. She became a well-known lecturer who surprised everyone with her own story and shared different experiences. Ambitious and hard-working, Keller inspired and encouraged millions of people.
#4 Eleanor Roosevelt, the "First Lady of the World"
She traveled around the country a lot, holding meetings with veterans, soldiers, and women's organizations. For her achievements, Eleanor was later called the "First Lady of the World" by President Harry S. Truman.
#5 Cesária Évora, the "Barefoot Diva"
#6 Pina Bausch, an iconic dancer
#7 Oprah Winfrey, one of the most popular television hosts in the world
Nonetheless, Oprah earned high marks at high school and even took a job at a local black radio station. Later she entered the university and studied communications. When she began her career on television, it was an instant success. Oprah's most famous project, "The Oprah Winfrey Show", aired nationally for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011.
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