Starting her young life as a model, she soon turned to bounty hunting - and eventually to drugs. She got a movie in 2005, but it couldn't hope to cover her complexity.
Founded as a place where women can rebuild their lives after losing a husband or getting divorced, el-Samaha village offers women and girls a chance to escape patriarchal prejudices and discover their independence.
Using her photographic memory, this WW2 spy stole some of the most vital German rocket plans, and suffered a year in concentration camps for it. She died this year.
The Colorado seventh-grader was unimpressed by the options her parents had to test water in their home. So she created a sensor-based device using chemically treated carbon nanotubes to do it faster.
Thankful for their strength in speaking out, expectant that their male cohorts step up, hopeful this leads to real change.
Modern-day refrigerated shipping is a marvel of science, technology, and hard work: much of which came from Barbara Pratt, who spent years living in a shipping container and doing experiments to perfect the shipping process.
In order to save her kids from Boko Hara, she went to extraordinary lengths: including stripping naked and pretending to be crazy.