“Badass Danish Girl (1969)” (source)
Armstrong is the only cyclist to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the same discipline. Though a few other cyclists have won more medals in more disciplines, Armstrong also won while older than all of them, turning 43 the day after her win.
Halah Al Hamrani
Practicing martial arts since she was 12, Al Hamrani now runs her own gym, Flagboxing (which is an acronym for Fight Like a Girl Boxing).
Tomov has written an algorithm to detect mutations in a patient's genome to predict whether they would have an adverse reaction to a prescription drug. And did I mention she's only twelve?
Keyes is one of very few female sound engineers, working with bands like Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers for over thirty years.
When her family became infected with Ebola, the 22-year-old nursing student donned trash bags and began treating them.
Sigrid the Haughty
When some scrubs hit on her, she burnt them alive. When a king slapped her across the face, she obliterated his kingdom. Sigrid the Haughty was not to be messed with.
Roundly-despised and unfairly-maligned seductress of the bible who ran afoul of the wrong priests.
This Jewish-Ethiopian warrior queen took the throne, ended a millennium-old biblical dynasty, and caused a break in Ethiopia's history that has not healed to this day - or did she...?
Khawlah bint al-Azwar
When Byzantine forces captured her brother, this warrior poet donned the outfit of a black knight and went on a bloody rescue mission.
The first European woman to end up in New Zealand, Charlotte Badger was part pirate, part adopted Maori, and part mom. Which part is which is somewhat lost to history.