“Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico’s most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?”
First Female Chief Conductor of the Queensland Symphony OrchestraWhen she steps up in 2016, she will be one of fewer than twelve women worldwide to lead a major orchestra.
The Woman Getting Mexican Children Out of PrisonIn Mexico, children of prison inmates can live in the prison with them until they're six years old. Rivera's organization aims to change that, along with other prison reforms.
NASA's Newest AstronautThis Iranian-American marine is now one of NASA's newest astronauts.
The Woman Who Saved a Man With a Nazi TattooWhen a crowd protesting a Ku Klux Klan rally noticed a man with a Confederate flag shirt and an SS tattoo, they chased and attacked him. Keshia Thomas protected him.
Young Entrepreneur Out to Save BeesAfter becoming fascinated by bees, Mikaila started a business selling lemonade in order to help them.
Teenaged Activist for Reproductive RightsCalero works to educate and train other girls on their sexual, reproductive, and citizenship rights.
New Orleans Only All-Female African American Motorcycle ClubThey dye the rubber in their tires to burn out bright pink smoke. (SO. COOL.)
America's First Female Chief Federal ProsecutorAmerica’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.
Hunter of bus driversIn areas of Mexico unsafe for women, a female vigilante calling herself Diana has begun striking terror into the hearts of bus drivers. A disturbing story.
Incredibly brave Mexican journalist
"Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico's most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?"Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: 'I don't scare easily'
As a Holocaust survivor, her poetry was too dark for some, but it was perfect for death metal.
She wrote 270 Wikipedia articles in a single year -- “I had a target for doing one a day, but sometimes I get too excited and do three.”
One of the first Indian women to practice law, she fought against -- and inside of -- a system that held no room for her.
Born without arms or legs, this artist learned to write, sew, and paint with her mouth - and came to work for kings and queens.
Forced to marry a mobster, she escaped, ran for parliament and won -- while obscuring her face. But now, she's showing it freely.
Fifty years before women got the federal right to vote, this legal agent became “the terror of all rogues.”
Although her tribe was destroyed and she was forced into an unwanted marriage, this indomitable woman came to run the world's largest empire - with a woman as her companion.
This Mongol stood up to the most fearsome man in the world and in so doing, prevented a genocide.
Without training, this 13-year-old shattered world records for running in 1967 -- unfortunately, it happened shortly after Kathrine Switzer's headline-making Boston marathon entry, and Mancuso's feat was all but forgotten.
When the true king of the Scots came to reclaim the throne, this spirited woman went up against her husband to back her chosen sovereign.
The lone survivor of an ill-fated scientific expedition, this Inuit woman persevered for two years on a remote arctic island in order to get money to treat her ill son.
Ludicrously over-accomplished athlete who invented flying ambulances and won the only gold medal ever awarded by the French Academy of Sports for "all sports" - yes, all of them.
Isabella of France
After years of neglect and abuse from her husband, this queen raised an army and took over England for herself.
One of the greatest pharaohs to ever live, she built up Egypt so much that a generations-long sustained effort to erase her from history couldn't do the trick.
Rose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.