This Tanzanian miner has a 70-person-strong company, but she built it by pretending to be a man for many years.
(what's a "Modern Worthy"? click here to find out!)
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
"She once defeated a deputy superintendent of police and he refused to come for the presentation ceremony saying he’d been slighted by an old woman,"
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.
When they weren't allowed to join the men-only Explorers Club, these intrepid women started their own.