When asked how she got started with martial arts, she explained "I used to do ballet ... but I didn't like it."
When her mother started paying her to generate secure passwords, she realized other people would do the same.
For most of her life she thought she'd have to go to California to surf. When she discovered she could surf along India's own coast, she co-founded the Shaka Surf Club to let everyone else know that too.
Her parents have tried to sell her into marriage since she was 10. She's fighting against that with song.
Born without legs and most of her fingers in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster, Tatsiana Khvitsko has since taken up running and bodybuilding.
She was the first British woman outside London to get a pilot's license, and one of the first to join the Air Transport Auxiliary.
She became Japan's first female photojournalist at the age of 25. 76 years later she's still going strong.
This Mossi Princess founded a company to provide solar-powered electricity to help her people, and others, who lack power.
In 1984, when nurses would draw straws to avoid entering the room of a patient with AIDS, and pharmacies would refuse to keep the pens of someone who worked with people with AIDS, she cared for hundreds of them with compassion and love.