Zaha Hadid: The First Woman to Win the Pritzker Architecture Prize

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Zaha Hadid
The 65-year-old Pritzker Prize-winner helped define architecture in the 21st century.

“I used to not like being called a woman architect. I’m an architect, not just a woman architect,” she told CNN in 2012. And yet: “Guys used to tap me on the head and say, ‘You are okay for a girl.’ But I see the incredible amount of need from other women for reassurance that it could be done, so I don’t mind that at all.”

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