Bella Abzug was a New York Congresswoman who fought for women's rights.
Edmonia Lewis defied restrictions on black women and achieved respect in the art community.
Katherine Sheppard is New Zealand's most famous suffragette.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a pioneer in the movement for women's rights.
Abigail Disney is a philanthropist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues.
Emily Murphy was a key figure in the women's rights movement in Canada.
Nellie organized the Winnipeg Political Equality League, with the aim of advancing the cause of women's suffrage.
Robin Lim devotes her life to improving the birth experience so that all humans are born with an intact capacity to love.
Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the U.S.
Josephine Ruffin served as the editor and publisher of the first newspaper published by and for African-American women.
Frances Ellen Watkins was a prolific author and poet who devoted her life to speaking out against slavery.
Molly Melching, Tostan Founder empowers African communities to bring about positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.
Susie King Taylor was a pioneer in the struggle for African American women's rights.
Elizabeth Jane Cochrane (Nellie Bly) was a journalist who went around the world in 72 days.
Raden Adjeng Kartini championed education and civil rights for women in Indonesia.
Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch doctor, a feminist, a pacifist, and a human rights activist.
Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel revolutionized women's fashion and empowered women.
Christine Silverberg was the first female Chief of Police in Canada.
Artemisia Gentileschi was a female post-Renaissance artist who tackled challenging themes.
Ada Lovelace was a ninteenth century woman who influenced the computer programming of today.
Alexandrine Tinne was a young Dutch explorer and the first female to attempt to cross the Sahara.
Chief Wilma Mankiller was the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Dr. Carolyn Mazure founded the Yale Women's Health Program and is a forceful figure in the women's health movement.
Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.
Josefina Lopez is a Latina screenwriter who believes in the power of women.
Thais Corral gives women a voice in their communities through access to communication technology.
Womens Peace Movement of Liberia stopped the violence in through peaceful means.
A Powerful Noise follows these women, showing both the challenges they have faced in their societies due to gender constraints, and the victories they have achieved over poverty and oppression.
Viola Vaughn founded an organization that supports girls working to achieve academic success in Africa.
Fadela Amara is recognized throughout France as a champion of women's rights.
Constance Baker Motley broke through the discrimination against blacks, and was the first African-American judge.
Derartu Tulu was the first African woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
Deborah Sampson was the first American woman who fought as a man for freedom.
Dr. Barbara Ross Lee became the first African American woman dean of a US medical school.
"During the years of our civil war, they [women] bore the brunt of inhumanity and terror... Yet, it is the women who laboured and advocated for peace throughout our region." ~Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Farkhonda Hassan is an Egyptian politician, scientist, professor, and women's rights activist.
Janet Guthrie was the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500.
Madame Curie received the Nobel Prize for her discovery of Radium.
Madam C.J. Walker used her business success to fight discrimination and open doors for others.
Julia Morgan was a respected architect known for her work on Hearst Castle.
Mary Edwards Walker was the first and only woman to receive the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor.
Ghana has invested in literacy and microfinance programs for women, and it's paying off in business development and growth.
Zaha Hadid is the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Wilma Rudolph was the first American woman to win 3 Olympic gold medals.
Women Heroes Of the Early West were strong, valiant women who broke social constraints.
This film promotes the education of the girl child in Afghanistan and Pakistan through Mural Art.
Mrs. Viola Vaughn runs "10,000 Girls," a project in Senegal, Africa, which aims to help girls in education and vocational training.
An Indian girl gains a bicycle, and the will to achieve.
A Senegalese activist fights for the rights of women in Africa.
Rosalind Russell helps women of Nepal by giving them goats!
This important documentary sheds light on the "Womens Peace Movement of Liberia," and celebrates these unsung heroes. (excerpt)
"Women For Women" is about the Center for the Protection and Rehabilitation of Women and Children, in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Liz Murray overcomes her difficult childhood to win a scholarship to go to college.