History is filled with people who have won conquests or did something amazing. But history is not only about those people – history affects the entire society and it affects every person who lives during that time.
Due to our tendency to focus on one achievement, we undermine the little achievements made by many others which are almost as great as any other. Such were the achievements of some women during a time when they were not thought to be capable of greatness.
These 10 women left a mark and had a huge impact on the history of the world:
1. Kathrine Switzer
When the Boston Marathon was happening, she turned out to be the very first woman to be registered as a runner. She was competing against an all-men crowd and you can understand the shock that she created. Hence, in the picture, a man is trying to prevent her from running.
2. Lella Lombardi
The Formula One World Championship was essentially a men’s sport with fast cars and quite a lot of accident-prone drifts. But Lella Lombardi broke the equation and went inside the game. And she wasn’t kidding as she became the first woman to gather some points in her name and also an inspiration.
3. Kay D’Arcy
For anyone who believes ageing means you are losing out on opportunities, Kay D’Arcy is your answer. She had been a nurse before but at 69 years of age, she followed her dream – Hollywood. And the best part is she landed a role too.
4. Smaranda Brăescu
If anyone needed proof that women can do anything, then they need not look at anyone else other than Smaranda Brăescu. She is a pioneer in parachuting and aviation and an inspiration to all women who want to fly high,
5. Laura Bassi
A physicist and an academician, Laura Maria Caterina Bassi was one-of-a-kind woman. It was in the 1700s that she made her mark by becoming the first female professor to teach in a university.
6. Julie Creffield
Body shaming is an issue in the current world. If someone has been shaming you for being overweight, then just show them a picture of Julie Creffield. She was shamed and told that she was too overweight to run. What did she do? She became a runner at a marathon, a writer, and an inspiration for a body-positive world.
7. Joy Mangano
For anyone who wants to be an inventor, but does not know the right way, then they should just read about Joy Mangano. She has made hundreds of quirky inventions and has taught her children how to remain strong. Plus, she has a biopic too!
8. Ruby Bridges
If you are interested in American history, then you would know that Ruby Bridges holds a special position in both American and Gender history. She was the first African-American girl child that went to an all-white school. Imagine what might have gone through her mind when she was making this historical moment. However, she had to be protected by US Marshals placed around her by then-President Dwight Eisenhower.
9. Sophia Amoruso
Building a fashion retail brand is not easy, but Sophia Amoruso stood strong in her dreams and build the famous brand, Nasty Gal. Now, not only are her products famous, but she also has a
TV series inspired by her life.
10. Sara Blakely
She used to work with an office supply company and then she went on to be the founder of Spanx. She experimented with pantyhose and all of it worked. Now, she is on the 93rd position in Forbes Most Powerful Women.