As Virginia Woolf said, “For most of history, anonymous was a woman.” Throughout history, it was always women who push society to move forward and changed the world for the better, undeniably. It was hard to establish the “woman” image as we know today. From the beginning of humankind, women had to fight for their rights. Fought for to assert themselves as human beings or to acknowledged themselves in their fields... Throughout the years history has seen fierce, strong, inspiring women existed. They still exist all over the world, give the courage we need. This is why Moshiqa defends women’s rights and equality and works towards female empowerment. This is why we want to celebrate and pay tribute to these strong women! The following women; who are scientists, mathematicians, artists, aviators, inventors, scientists, leaders, politicians, writers are glowing role-models of womanhood. These powerful women have been pioneers for women’s equality in the world. They are all warriors and inspire us in our own modern lives to achieve big dreams! You are all an inspiration! We WOOF You!

 

Katherine Hepburn

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Katherine Hepburn

"I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex." WHO IS SHE: Katharine Hepburn was an American actress in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, and she received a record four Academy Awards for Lead Acting Performances, plus eight further nominations. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. HOW SHE INSPIRE US: She was known for her fierce independence, spirited personality. She was outspoken and assertive. And pushing boundaries for women! WHAT SHE TAUGHT US: Katharine Hepburn...

Hedy Lamarr

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Hedy Lamarr

WHO IS SHE: Austrian/American film actress Hedy Lamarr was known as "the most beautiful woman in the world" She was part of 30 films in her acting career. But most importantly, she was also the inventor of the precursor to the type of wireless communications used today in mobile phones, GPS and wi-fi. HOW SHE INSPIRE US: “The brains of people are more interesting than the looks I think,” Hollywood actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr said. WHAT SHE TAUGHT US: LaMarr’s inventive mind and the work that she did throughout her career pushed the boundaries of how women are perceived....

Jane Goodall

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Jane Goodall

WHO IS SHE: Dr.Jane Goodall is an English primatologist and anthropologist, considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. HOW SHE INSPIRE US: She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. Today, Goodall devotes virtually all of her time to advocacy on behalf of chimpanzees and the environment. Goodall is also a board member for the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary outside of Africa, Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce, Florida. Although Goodall has done animal research on chimpanzees exclusively for over 60 years, she has stated that...

Georgia O'Keeffe

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Georgia O'Keeffe

WHO IS SHE: Georgia O'Keeffe was a doyenne of American modernist painting. She has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism.” She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. HOW SHE INSPIRE US:  She loves nature and animals. She was given two Blue Chow Chow puppies; Bo and Chia for Christmas in 1953 that her heart was truly stolen. She went on to own six Chows and cats in her lifetime, referring to them fondly as "Little People” WHAT SHE TAUGHT US: O’Keeffe painted nature in a way that showed how...

Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Taylor

“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” WHO IS SHE: Dame Elizabeth Rosemond was an English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. HOW SHE INSPIRE US: Taylor was one of the first celebrities to participate in HIV/AIDS activism and helped to raise more than $270 million for the cause. She was...

Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf

WHO IS SHE: English writer, essayist and feminist Virginia Woolf is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors. She was best known for her novels, especially Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927). HOW SHE INSPIRE US: She had that famous love for Spaniel dogs. Virginia had many cooker Spaniels since her childhood and her first published essay was an obituary to the family's dog. She also wrote a biography of a dog Flush; for the 19th-century poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel in 1933. Woolf approached the emotional world of dogs from a literary perspective.WHAT SHE TAUGHT...

Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai

WHO IS SHE: Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Pakistan, where the local Pakistani Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012 but thankfully survived. HOW SHE INSPIRE US: “I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls.” As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and...

Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

  "The only courage you ever need is the courage to fulfill the dreams of your own life"     Everyone knows and loves Oprah Winfrey! She is one of the most inspirational women in the world. She is a talk show host, media executive, producer, actress, author, philanthropist, and a billionaire... She is best known for hosting the popular talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired for 25 seasons, from 1986 to 2011. Then she launched her own television network, OWN.     Not only she is the first African-American woman billionaire in world history, and one of the...

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