Wangari Maatahi: In 1971, Wangari Maathai received a Ph.D., effectively becoming the first woman in either East or Central Africa to earn a doctorate. She was elected to Kenya's National Assembly in 2002 and has written several books and scholarly articles. She won the Nobel Peace Prize for her "holistic approach to sustainable development that embraces democracy, human rights, and women's rights in particular." Maathai died of cancer on September 25, 2011, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. She said: "The most effective way to do it, is to do it." "Adventure is worthwhile in itself." "Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others."
Florence Nightingale, 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Her social reforms include improving healthcare for all sections of British society, advocating better hunger relief in India, helping to abolish prostitution laws that were over-harsh to women, and expanding the acceptable forms of female participation in the workforce. She gave nursing a highly favourable reputation and became an icon of Vi