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.
At 12 years old, she observed an accident at a cotton mill where she worked, and designed her first invention: a safety design for looms. By her death she had 90 inventions and 22 patents.
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.
When the Brazilian government began building a dam on her people's land, she publicly cursed its leader - and for a time, the project fell apart.