Posted by: Angela | March 8, 2012

Women’s day

Remembering the great women in history on Women’s day today – Mar 8th

From Florence Nightingale, Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, Mother Theresa, Anne Frank, Helen Keller, Queen Elizabeth I, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Pearl S. Buck, Susan B Anthony to Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto, Princess Diana, Billie Jean King, Madonna, J.K.Rowling and so on and on… ….. Can’t possibly do justice in listing out the women who made their mark in the world! Tribute and salute to one and all!

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale who came to be known as “The Lady with the Lamp”, was a pioneer of modern nursing, a writer and a noted statistician

Joan of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc was a 15th century national heroine of France. She was tried and executed for heresy when she was only 19 years old

Mother Theresa

Well known with her missionary work for the poor and disadvantaged. Winner of Noble peace prize and numerous other notable awards.

Anne Frank

One of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world’s most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films.

Helen Keller:

Truly inspiring icon, having lost sight and hearing ability at a very young age, Helen learned to grapple with life becoming a renowned author, educationist and an activist.


Queen of Egypt and the last pharaoh.

Marie Curie:

One of the greatest physicists – first woman to win a Nobel Prize — she actually won it twice — and the first woman to earn a doctorate in Europe.

Amelia Earhart:

The first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, she opened the skies to other women with such zeal.

Pearl S. Buck:

With her novels about American and Asian culture, she became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Susan B Anthony

Prominent civil rights and women’s right leader.

Billie Jean King

One of the greatest female athletes Billie Jean King was one of the greatest female tennis champions who battled for equal pay for women. She won 67 professional titles including 20 titles at Wimbledon.

Margaret Thatcher

The first female Prime minister of Great Britain, Mrs Thatcher defined a decade. In particular she is remembered for her emphasis on individual responsibility and belief in free markets.

Benazir Bhutto

Bhutto was the first female prime minister of a Muslim country. She helped to move Pakistan from a dictatorship to democracy. She sought to implement social reforms, in particular helping women and the poor.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana combined the appeal of a Royal princess with her humanitarian charity work. Although her marriage to Prince Charles was overshadowed by affairs on both sides, her popularity remained undimmed as many were inspired by her natural sympathy with the poor and mistreated.


J.K.Rowling is the author of the phenomenal best-selling Harry Potter series. She wrote the first book as a single mother, struggling to make ends meet, but is now one of most successful self-made woman.


  1. we just relaxed into female wealth here

    • How true!
      Thank you so much for dropping by, and like my post!
      Have good day.

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post & the achievements of these great women. thank you 🙂

  3. try to add one more name of a woman in ur history

    • definitely.. there is plenty and plenty more to add…
      and thank you so much!

  4. Makes me think of Jhansi Rani – the unforgettable!

    • Sure she is! – one of the rarest women!

  5. It will be nice if u include Kalpana Chawla

    • True! there are so so many indeed, that this list should hold! it is just impossible to do justice to everyone of them though – simply because, the list being a finite one. But it’s so nice that we all could think of more and more….
      And I’m so glad I gave a start here for that…
      Thanks for reading and especially writing back about it too Kripa.. It really means a lot to me.

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