Women who Made it to the Top!
Women have proved from time immemorial that it’s not just a man’s world anymore! Today women are successful in every field. You see them matching power to power in most of the areas be it the corporate world, government, fashion, sports, and many other fields. The most amazing thing is that they are not just successful, but are also going ahead of men. Do you think these women gained all the fame easily? No, it wasn’t easy as they worked hard to achieve it. It was their dedication, interest, intelligence, and mainly hard work that has brought them all the fame. Today women enjoy the same status as men. They are equally competent and perform well. So, here are a list of those women who made it to the top!
Valentina Tereshkova – The First Woman in Space!
Valentina was the first woman who flew on Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963. She was actually a textile worker and an amateur parachutist. However, it was one of her dreams to be an astronaut. This dream was fulfilled when she flew on Vostok 6, where her flight lasted for three days. She even orbited the Earth 48 times. The most amazing thing was that she was not only the first woman, but also the first civilian to fly in space. She actually opened the gates for many of the aspiring women, who wanted to become astronaut. She was a woman with great courage as she was an active member of Russian Soviet Union.
Aung San Suu Kyi – The Leading Face of Pro-democracy Movement!
Suu Kyi is one of the prominent leaders in the world. She is the face of pro-democracy movement and a great leader for National League for Democracy in Myanmar. She is one of the world’s renowned freedom fighters and advocates of non-violence. Suu Kyi spent most of her time under many house arrests. She is currently under detention by the military junta. She is one powerful woman, who is one of the examples of the civil courage in Asia, especially in the recent decades. She is the symbolic figure for the struggle against oppression. Suu Kyi received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. Don’t you think this has created an impact in the life of every woman?
Billy Jean – The Wimbledon Queen!
Billy Jean rose to fame in the 1960’s had become a role model for many females across the United States. She was a woman of valor, who ruled the tennis courts in the 60’s. She won 12 grand slam single titles, 16 grand slam women’s doubles, and 11 grand slam mixed double titles. One of her greatest achievement was when she won “Battle of the Sexes” in 1973, where she defeated Bobby Riggs. This was one achievement, where she proved that women also had the same prowess. Now, there are many Wimbledon female players, who have proven their skills by winning many titles.
Mary Kay Ash – The Outstanding Business Woman in 20th Century!
Mary Kay is none other than the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics. She created this business, which was helpful for nearly half a million women. They fulfilled their dreams of business ownership. She was also one of the best-selling author and a great speaker. Lifetime Television named her as the most outstanding woman in business in the 20th century. She always lived by her words, which were “God first, family second, career third” expressed her insistence that the women in her company keep their lives in balance.
Oprah Winfrey – The Famous Talk-show Host!
The famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey is another powerful woman. She was born in Mississippi to a single mother and was from a very poor background. Inspite of all the sufferings in her childhood, she emerged as a strong woman by creating history. She has also been ranked as the richest Afro-American woman of the 20th century. She is one of the greatest philanthropists in the American history. She is a role model for many throughout the world.
Sophie Germain – The Mathematics Pioneer!
Sophie was the first who was invited to attend sessions at the Institute de France. She was a French Mathematician, philosopher, and physicist. Despite opposition from parents and problems by gender-biased society, she educated herself by taking books from her father’s library. She was one of the pioneers of “The Elastic Theory.” She even won the prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences. The foundation for Mathematics was found by her work on “Fermet’s Last Theorem.” She was truly a woman who struggled and worked hard too!
Florence Nightingale – The Lady with the Lamp!
Florence nightingale was the founder of the modern nursing profession. She was an embodiment of mercy. She worked hard against the adulation of public. During the Crimean war, she was the person who took care of the wounded soldiers. She had become a heroine in England. She was one person who sacrificed her life for the welfare of the people in her country. She served the grief and misery stricken people and thus, proved that women could do anything for the society.
Harriet Tubman – The Slave Abolitionist!
She was born as a slave in Maryland. However, she escaped to freedom and led more than 300 slaves to their path for freedom. She was a best-known conductor on the Underground Railroad. During this period, she acquainted with many social reformers and abolitionist of her time. She spoke and fought against slavery. She also worked for women’s rights. People still remember her as she rules the heart of many!
Laila Ali – The Woman Boxer!
The name Ali evokes memories of all those remarkable fights. Her skills and personality captivated the hearts of millions of boxing fans. Her debut occurred just one day before the first male-female professional bout, which was ever to be sanctioned by the US state boxing commission. Since, then Laila Ali has become a household name. She was a true fighter and a champion, who changed the phase of women boxers.
These are a list of all those women who have made it to the top! I believe that women will play an extremely important role in shaping this world for a better tomorrow!