When her husband became deathly ill, this pregnant teen took the reins to become America's first female boat commander - all while fighting off a mutiny and keeping her husband alive.
When Columbus and his crew ravaged her land, this native Haitian poet gave all to keep the peace.
"Life is too short not to do what you want to do... It's never too late. So start doing what you love doing now."
Woman finishes final while in labor
While this is a dystopian nightmare that should never have happened, her fortitude is still stunning.
This nonagenerian entrepreneur helps out villages across Rajasthan, India, by building dams.
When China invaded her native land, this would-be monk put down her pacifist dreams and took up arms.
Marguerite de Bressieux
When soldiers sexually assaulted her and others, this woman donned armor and got revenge.
At the age of seven, Kakenya Ntaiya made a bargain with her father: she would undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) if he agreed to let her finish her education.
Major League Baseball Teams Come Together to Help 7-Year-Old Girl with 3D-Printed Hand Fulfill her Dream - sometimes Twitter does alright…
Motorcycling across America, making her living doing stunts and transporting secret government documents, this stand-out woman found family in places she didn't expect.
Mexican revolutionary who bombed bridges, led hundreds of women into battle, and was instrumental in turning the tide of the war for the revolutionaries.
This Polish nurse sacrificed her safety, her marriage, her very family to save 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.
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.
This Native American clan mother brought together 5 tribes under the Haudenosaunee Confederacy - and helped make the document that inspired the United States Constitution.
Socialite turned sniper turned socialist politician - Ireland's first woman elected to office had quite a life.