During family trips to India, Deepika saw that people did not have access to clean water. At age 14, she decided to do something about it.
Emily Hahn led a life as varied as her writings. She got a degree in engineering to prove that she could, then made a career as a writer; she lived in a red-light district and dined with millionaires; she had a family in England and worked in New York.
In 2014, Nicole Ticea won first place in the British Columbia Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge for her development of a faster, cheaper test for HIV.
Shazia Perveen joined Pakistan's Rescue 1122 emergency services, becoming the nation's first female firefighter. "Some women avoid and hesitate to work with men. That is where I differ with them and think that we, women, can work shoulder-to-shoulder with men," she told local media.
Martine Rothblatt founded United Therapeutics, the company which she now heads as CEO, and earned a PhD in bioethics in order to create a treatment for her terminally ill daughter, and others like her.
Syeda Ghulam Fatima is the General Secretary of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan, an organization devoted to eliminating bonded labor and economic exploitation of workers. So far she has helped free over 80,000 people.
The first woman to hike alone across the 2,000 mile Appalachian Trail was a 67-year-old who told her kids she was going for a walk.
In the 60s, this pioneering businesswoman fought - and won - endless battles to carve out a living for her 300+ female programmer employees.
Yevdokiya Zavaliy joined World War II while underage, and eventually rose to commander of her own platoon. She and her platoon terrified the Nazis so much that they gave her the nickname Frau Black Death.