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.
For decades, the world's best leprosy treatment was the work of an unknown black chemist - whose work was stolen by her successor.
This working-class Mexican woman once owned a huge chunk of the greater Los Angeles area -- until she was cheated out of the deed.
When war and looting swept up Basra, she smuggled thirty thousand books from her library to save them from destruction.
A lack of a college degree and a child born out of wedlock couldn't stop this woman from saving the US Space Race with her custom rocket fuel.