This eyepatched journalist gave her all covering Syria back in 2012. It is good to remember her incredible bravery.
Famous for her spirited interpretation of profanity-heavy rap songs, this woman has gone viral many times for her performances.
When the English laid siege to her castle home, this Scottish woman bedeviled them until they gave up.
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
She lost 2 husbands, 3 brothers, and a father to her enemy. Now she's striking back.
The first Japanese woman to go to college didn't have a choice. But the experience changed her - and she changed Japan in return.
Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker
When Japan's seaweed production suffered a crippling year, this scientist's work on commercial cultivation helped save the entire nation.
50 years after she won a judo championship while posing as a man, she finally got the gold medal owed to her.
During World War II, this woman quietly undermined Japan's occupation of the Philippines, and was tortured for it. Then she quietly raised a family in the United States.
America’s first female chief federal prosecutor not only put herself in harm’s way to end abusive labor practices, she later became a PI and solved murders.
The Society of Woman Geographers
When they weren't allowed to join the men-only Explorers Club, these intrepid women started their own.
When the Tsar became hellbent on nailing down her gender, this clever gender-nonconforming heroine kept him guessing to the end.
Roundly-despised and unfairly-maligned seductress of the bible who ran afoul of the wrong priests.
When an enemy killed her husband, this Apache woman broke the rules of her tribe to get revenge - and in so doing, became one of her tribe's greatest heroes.
As an old woman, led an incredibly successful rebellion against British colonialism, known as The War of the Golden Stool,…
When enemies invaded her town while her husband was on lunch break, she grabbed a nearby pestle and saved the day by achieving the high score in soldier whack-a-mole.