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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***

Malala Yousafzai started her work in activism by blogging about life under Taliban rule, and about the importance of educating girls. She was awarded the first National Youth Peace Prize in Pakistan. She was shot in the head, neck, and shoulder by the Taliban, but survived and was only emboldened to step up her efforts to advocate for girl’s education. In 2014 she became the youngest person to win a Nobel Prize. Now, at age 20, she is both a university student and a global figure for social change and women’s equality.  


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, 
Lindsey Schad
Media Communications Manager

No guilt trips, no sad stories. Just a chance to do something good.