“Behind every great man, is a great woman”.
Without the women of the world we wouldn’t be here. They may be our nurturers and caregivers, but when duty calls they stand and fight.
While this list is not all-encompassing (there are countless heroic women both known and unknown), it highlights some of the best. All 14 of these women–or women’s groups–shake up our traditional view of heroism and bravery. The stood up for the rights of others and fended for themselves when we wouldn’t. Their feats are deeply impressive.
Check them out below and be inspired to make a difference like they did!
14 Pictures Of History’s Most Heroic & Revolutionary Women.
1. Sarla Thakral
At 21 years old, she was the first woman in India to get her pilots license in 1936.
2. Ellen O’Neal
One of the first female skateboarders, 1976.Source: Reddit
3. Margaret Hamilton
Lead engineer of the Apollo Project in 1969. Hamilton is pictured standing next to the code she wrote by hand that would help take man to the moon.
4. Anna Fisher, “The First Mother In Space.”
This NASA chemist, physician and astronaut was the first woman in space who was also a mother.Source: Reddit
5. Some of the first women sworn into the US marine Corps. August, 1918.Source: Reddit
6. Gertrude Ederle
She was the first woman to swim across the English channel in 1926.
7. Police Woman looks after a baby in her desk drawer,1971
8. The first women’s basketball team at Smith College, 1902Source: Wiki
9. Kathrine Switzer
The first woman to run the Boston Marathon despite a race organizer’s attempt at blocking her participation.
10. Amelia Earhart
12. Susan Brownell Anthony
Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer who played a dynamic role in the women’s suffrage movement. She was known for peaceful demonstrations and was arrested in 1872 for voting illegally.
13. Sobiha Gokcen, the first female fighter pilot. Turkey, 1937.