Inspiring women who made a difference - Joan of Arc, Anne Frank, Cleopatra, Princess Diana, and many more women have made a mark and changed the course of history. Check out the gallery and learn more about these women!
Anita Garibaldi - Anita Garibaldi was the partner and wife of the revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi and was known as the Heroine of Two Worlds. She is regarded as an icon of evolutionary liberalism and a strong and courageous woman.
Anne Frank - 'The Diary of Anne Frank' is one of the most widely read books in the world. The girl recorded her thoughts and observations while in hiding from Nazi forces during World War II. She is considered an icon of strength and resilience.
Benazir Bhutto - The leader of Pakistan Peoples Party from 1998 to 1990, Benazir Bhutto was the first woman prime minister of a Muslim country. She was assassinated during a political campaign in 2007.
Carlota Joaquina - The Spanish princess married King John VI of Portugal. She became known for her strong personality and was isolated in the Palace of Queluz, near Lisbon, for conspiring against the prince.
Cleopatra - Cleopatra is one of the most well-known women in history. She was a great businesswoman and military strategist, she spoke six languages, and was educated in philosophy, literature, and art.
Evita Perón - Evita Perón was an Argentinian actress and political leader. She became the first lady of Argentina when General Juan Domingo Perón was elected president. For many, Eva Perón was the only spokeswoman for the Argentinian working class.
Hedy Lamarr - The Austrian Hollywood actress was also responsible for creating a communication system for the United States Armed Forces during World War II. The invention was the basis for today's cell phones and wireless networks,
Joan of Arc - Joan of Arc was a poor, illiterate 17-year-old girl who decided to save France from the English. Without any military knowledge, she persuaded a small group of soldiers to join her and gained royal permission to march to Orleans and free the city from the English.
Mother Teresa - Mother Teresa was an Albanian Catholic missionary born in the Republic of Macedonia. She became a naturalized Indian and was beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003. Mother Teresa is considered bythe most important missionary of the 20th century.
Malala Yousafzai - The Pakistani girl has become known worldwide for defending the education of girls in her country. Malala Yousafzai was the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, at only 16 years old.
Margaret Thatcher - Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to hold the post of prime minister in Great Britain. Between 1970 and 1974, she was appointed Secretary of State for Education and Science during Edward Heath's Government.
Marie Curie - Marie Curie was a Polish physicist and chemist who was denied access to higher education because of her gender. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes in different areas.
Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil - Isabel was the last imperial princess of Brazil and regent of the Empire on three occasions. She was nicknamed the Redemptress for having, through the Golden Law, abolished slavery in Brazil.