10 Most Inspirational Women In History Who Changed The World

10 most inspirational women in history

Nowadays, there are already a lot of campaigns, organisation and individuals who claim to fight for femininity and equality. However, there has been these few brave and strong women who have already been making a difference long before. This week in 10MostToday, we bring you the 10 Most Inspirational Women In History Who Changed The World.

Florence Nightingale 1820–1910

Nurse. Her dedication to her profession as well as to her co-patriots gave a whole new meaning to the nursing profession. She has saved a lot of soldier’s life during the Crimean War and made a big change to other nurses’ outlook. To her, nursing is not a job but a devotion.

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: “Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.”

Marie Curie 1867–1934

Scientist/ Inventor. She played a huge part in developing the first x-ray machine which we all know is one of the most useful medical machines. Marie Curie’s birth name is Marya Sklodowska. She is Polish and is the first female who was awarded the Nobel Prize.

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”

Mother Teresa 1910–1997

Nun. To put simply, Mother Theresa is selflessness personified. She had dedicated her whole life helping the poor and the most unfortunate people. She was also awarded a well deserved Nobel prize in 1979 for her lifelong charity missions.

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

Clara Barton 1821-1912

Educator. Became a teacher at an early age, she wanted to share the gift of education hence she founded a public school in NJ. She also founded the American Red Cross after she was able to work with International Red Cross during the civil war. Like the rest of the inspirational women in this article, she had also dedicated her life helping others.

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: “The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.”

Marilyn Monroe 1926–1962

Actress. An intelligent woman, she broke the “dumb blonde” stereotyping in Hollywood. Not only this, she also a very influential advocate of the civil rights. She showed the world how skin color shouldn’t be a deterrent to equal privilege.

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Helen Keller 1880–1968

Author. She has proven that disabilities couldn’t deter someone with the right attitude and outlook. Keller is the first blind and deaf who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is also a lifelong advocate of people with disabilities.

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

Amelia Earhart

Pilot. Earhart is the first female pilot who was able to fly across the Atlantic. Her bravery has become an inspiration to a lot of women to dare do what used to be considered “male jobs”.

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

Emmeline Pankhurst 1858-1928

Activist. She is well known for her passionate fight for women’s right. She is the founder of “The Women’s Social and Political Union”

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: “Justice and judgment lie often a world apart.”

Katherine Hepburn 1907- 2003

Actress. An award-winning actress, you can imagine how influential she can be especially to her fans. Her portrayal of strong-willed characters and even her personal choices gave a whole new meaning to “women wearing pants”.

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: “If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.”


Pharaoh. Quite famous for her beauty and how she used it in protecting her empire from Roman invaders. Some may not approve of her methods but the fact will remain that she did what she had to do to protect her country.

10 most inspirational women in history

Famous Quote: “I will not be triumphed over.

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8 CommentsLeave a comment

  • You’re missing so many great women and adding in those who were only marginal at best. What about Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Hillary Clinton, and Mary Kay Ash? Many great women have helped other women and even men.

    • 1) The “even men” statement is irrelevant because this is a report on the most inspirational women.
      2) I think that MostToday.com was just stating the inspirational women that they’d heard about and just researched facts on them.
      3) Overall, your comment makes no difference whatsoever to anyone’s lives.

  • That’s not a picture of Marilyn Monroe. The most iconic woman of the 20th century and you picked a picture of an actress AS her.

    • Thank you for your comment Elizabeth, we appreciate you sharing your insight. The photo in question has been replaced.

  • Wow. This is American and you totally leave out Rosa Parks. All white women and put in 2 actresses from Hollywood. You really need to review your history or is it black people are not important at all to you.

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