International Women´s day: Top 100 women

Written on March 8, 2012 by Banafsheh Farhangmehr in Arts & Cultures & Societies

They have led countries, broken through glass ceilings and even been in space …

International Women’s Day celebrates the ­economic, political and social achievements of women, so what better way to mark its centenary today than with a list of 100 of the world’s most inspirational women?

We wanted to focus on role models from all over the world and from all walks of life. The women on this list have largely achieved astonishing feats in their own right, but most have also in some way, we hope, helped their fellow women. As Madeleine ­Albright once said: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

We have ordered the list by category rather than in a a numerical “power list”, because it’s impossible to rank women who put their lives at risk for a cause such as Malaya Joya with artists such as Lady Gaga. It’s not a power or wealth list but instead it’s about an inspirational group of women whose influence will last.

Scroll down for the full list by category in The Guardian


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