Women we all want to thank
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!
Women are truly amazing. Personally, the older I get, the more I appreciate the struggles that women all over the world have had to endure and the perseverance of our mothers and great-great-grandmothers to ensure that our generation of ladies has the best shot at opportunity yet.
I wish that I had heard more stories of amazing women when I was a kid (pro tip - if you're around kiddos, get this book). So we've compiled a (short!) list of women who have achieved amazing things who you may or may not have heard of. If you have a favorite female hero, mention her story in the comments!
From the 1800's to today, here's a few noteworthy women who shaped history for the betterment of ALL.
***Note: If you're reading this on your phone, you may need to flip it sideways (horizontal) to see the captions for each photo***
The world is a better place when women have equal opportunity, rights, and access to education. Equality just means equal opportunity for everyone to pursue what they want to in life. These wonder-women are only a drop in the bucket of incredible women who have left their mark on the globe.
Check out this map that pinpoints where our featured women are from
There are obvious gaps, and we'd love to have your help in showing recognition to those that women who have created legacies in other parts of the world.
Tweet us at @pointapp with your inspirations to update our map!
Because feminism helps everyone,
Media Communications Manager