Benazir Bhutto 1953 - 2007 - política: Líder do Partido Popular de Paquistão (1953-2007), foi a primeira mulher que ocupou o cargo de premiê de um país muçulmano. Dirigiu o Paquistão em duas ocasiões. Foi assassinada em plena campanha política.
Marie Colvin was a journalist who reported on stories that took her to many dangerous and faraway places. Recently killed in Syria. She was there reporting on the atrocities that were occurring so others would know and care.
Malala Yousafzai, of Pakistan, is the youngest person (age 15) ever nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. World famous for defying the Taliban in support of women’s rights and education for girls. On October 9, 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck by a Taliban assassin when she was returning home on a school bus full of students. She survived the attack and is expected to make a full recovery, but Taliban leaders have vowed to continue their efforts to kill Yousafzai and her father.
Wangari Maathai - Kenyan environmentalist and human rights campaigner. She was the first woman from East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. As part of the National Council of Women of Kenya, she developed the Greenbelt Movement, which has assisted women in planting more that 20 million trees. In 2004 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. “It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.”
total SHERO - Kenyan environmental & political activist, Dr. Wangari Maathai. founder of the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, & women's rights & winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace in recognition of her contributions to human rights & democracy.
Rosalind Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal and graphite.