There are several women who have made significant differences in the lives of others. Unlike their male counterparts, women don’t always get the recognition and respect they deserve. A reason why it’s important to remember remarkable pioneering women.
Although women are more liberated than they were many years ago, this doesn’t mean that they are exempt from discrimination. Women still face prejudice on a daily basis but this predicament hasn’t discouraged them from making history.
Here are a handful of women that have made a difference and have been recognised for their work:
Diana, Princes of Wales
She was recognised for carrying out charity work and campaigning against the ban of landmines.
Mother Teresa was a woman known for her missionary work. She had known about her passion from the age of 12.
Dianne Abbott is a Member of Parliament and she is Britain’s first black female MP
A Century of change
These ladies are less than a handful of women who have made an impact on the lives others. But there are many more who cannot be mentioned here, because the list is endless. Let’s get this list going! Feel free to add to the list!
Do you think women have made a significant difference? What can be done to bridge the gender gap? Drop me a line as always.
Great Post and so relevant for today. If you are just talking about a list of women from London, England, this may be long, The Suffragette/ Suffragist movement, especially Emmeline Pankhusrt, Viginia Woolf, Margaret Thatcher, and of course Freida Kahlo.
Thanks. So true that the list is endless and great to know the women you’ve mentioned here have done great work in the UK which goes without controversy!
These women have paved the way for many who followed. They are an inspiration and prove we can achieve much despite the challenges.
Women must continue to be an inspiration but should never give up.
Thanks for the introduction to Dianne Abbott. As you said the list of women who have made a difference are endless, so where to start? I’ll add Hillary Clinton for putting those cracks in the “highest, hardest glass ceiling” opening up the opportunities for more women to be serious presidential contenders.
The achievement of women should also be taught in schools and I believe more women should study Politics!
Great post, Bola. We have a similar exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights that has spotlighted a number of amazing women who have helped change the world for the better. I’m glad we take note of them every March 7th with International Women’s Day.
All their hard work is worth celebrating.
Thanks for your post, Bola! You are so right that the list is endless, but you chose well for your initial post saluting women who have made a difference. I think we have made great strides in bridging the gender gap in my lifetime, and more are being made each year.
You’re welcome Debbra. Women and the next generation of women must continue with this legacy.
Regarding travel, you might enjoy reading “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World.
These travel books have been added to my reading list. Thanks for the tips.☺
I would add Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She made such strides for equality and women.
Thanks for the insight. It’s my first time of hearing about Bader Ginsberg.