The modest head of America's largest woman-owned business is a billionaire - but she'd rather you not call her that.
After her son got lead poisoning from the plant she worked at, she campaigned to shut the plant down - and won.
An American soldier found and kept the diary of this North Vietnamese civilian doctor for 35 years after her death. When it was finally released to the world, nobody could have guessed the reaction.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer entered the Boston Marathon - against the no-women-allowed rules - and changed the event forever.
3 years after winning the first woman's Olympic gold medal for track and field, she was written off as dead after a plane accident. She worked hard at her recovery and was at the Olympics again 5 years later.
Most high schoolers are happy to get accepted by one of the eight Ivy League schools. Munira Khalif got into all eight. And that's just the start of her accomplishments.
Humanity's greatest weapon against malaria came from an unlikely source: a secret military program, where a woman worked in obscurity for decades.