“[Women] deserve to meet their most basic needs, claim their most basic rights and have the opportunity to live in dignity and pursue their dreams.”
A POWERFUL NOISE
|A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women||Andrea Coleman has used her passion for motorcycling to transform healthcare delivery in rural parts of Africa.||Ben Carson is the chief of neurosurgery |
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
|Bernard Kouchner is the co-founder of Doctors without Borders.||Bill Wilson changed countless lives and livelihoods by founding Alcoholics Anonymous.||Brian Mullaney is the founder of Surgery for the Poor.|
|Claire Lalanne founded the Center for Nutritional Recovery.||Doctor Steven Kopits was a compassionate physician who lives on in the hearts of his patients.||Dr. David Applebaum was a selfless emergency room doctor in Jerusalem||Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. J. Larry Brown directs the national Center on Hunger and Poverty.||Dr. Larry Thomas is the founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation.|
|Dr. Mark Jacobson works with AIDS patients in Tanzania.||Dr. Michael DeBakey is the father of modern open-heart surgery.||Dr. Paul Brand was a compassionate surgeon who pioneered work in leprosy.||Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world.||Dr. Van Halbach is a hero to the Ghenender family for saving Ingrid's life.||Evelyn H. Lauder founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation|
|Florence Ngobeni urges African leaders to work for AIDS prevention.||Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing.||Fred Hollows||Fred Hollows was an Australian ophthalmologist committed to providing eye care to Aboriginal and poor people.||Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.||Helene Gayle is one of the leading authorities on AIDS research.|
|Howard Florey shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.||Jennifer Smith is an author, mentor and advocate for understanding those who have dyslexia.||John Flynn dedicated his life to improving life for people living in the Australian Outback.||Jon Rose is a surfer dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to the world.||Judith Blair donated one of her kidneys to a man in desperate need.||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a hero to Rachel who was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.|
|Lisa Nigro works to help the homeless in Chicago through the Inspiration Cafe.||Malaria Campaign 2009 Students join together to eradicate malaria.||MASSIVEGOOD - Niños sin Malaria helps build a better world using micro-philanthropy and social media.||Médecins Sans Frontières won the Nobel Peace Prize.||Medical Missions for Children uses cutting-edge medical broadcasting technologies to bring medical care to underserved communities.||Melinda Gates is passionate about helping mothers and children in developing nations.|
|Michael J. Fox works to find a cure for Parkinsons Disease.||Mike Kelly risked his career as a surgeon to save Bob's life.||mpower harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health.||Oumoul Khary Sow founded the Caravan of Hope which travels to remote areas in Senegal to help prevent malaria.||Pat Pedraja|
and Driving for Donors is helping young and old cancer patients receive the life saving bone marrow treatments.
|Peter C. Alderman Foundation helps heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism around the world.|
|Robert E. Kimura, M.D. is a hero to his niece in and out of the operating room.||Sanoussi Diakite invented the fonio husking machine.||Sasa a young doctor in Burma keeps his promise to his village.||To Write Love On Her Arms was founded to help people suffering from depression and substance abuse.||Tommie Hamaluba is a teacher in Botswana, Africa, working to eradicate malaria.||Trisomy 18 Foundation raises awareness and supports research for cures for this genetic disorder.|
|A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women||A Stranger helped a young girl who was lost in the city.||Alan Beavan will be remembered for his bravery on Sept. 11, 2001.||Albert Schweitzer had a 'reverence for life.'||Andrea Coleman has used her passion for motorcycling to transform healthcare delivery in rural parts of Africa.||Babak Darvish, MD inspires his patients and coworkers with his upbeat attitude and determination.|
|Balto led his dog team on the lifesaving 1925 serum run to Rome, Alaska||Ben Carson is the chief of neurosurgery |
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
|Bernard Fantus created the world's first blood bank.||Bernard Kouchner is the co-founder of Doctors without Borders.||Bill Wilson changed countless lives and livelihoods by founding Alcoholics Anonymous.||Bob and Suzanne Wright founded Autism Speaks to help find a cure.|
|Brian Mullaney is the founder of Surgery for the Poor.||Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara believed in freedom and saved many Jews during WWII.||Claire Lalanne founded the Center for Nutritional Recovery.||Colonel Jack H. Jacobs His extraordinary heroism saved the lives of 14 people.||Connie Siskowski follows her true passion to care for the youngest of the caregivers.||Dan Mazur sacrificed climbing to the summit of Mt. Everest to save another climber.|
|Danny Thomas is the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.||Denis Mukwege Helps Women Ravaged By Congo War||Dennis Smith is an author and retired firefighter||Desmond T. Doss became a medic during WWII and saved many lives.||Doctor Steven Kopits was a compassionate physician who lives on in the hearts of his patients.||Don Cheadle |
and Darfur Now deliver a call to action to stop the genocide in the Sudan.
|Dr. David Applebaum was a selfless emergency room doctor in Jerusalem||Dr. Ginger Holt saved Drew's leg when he was in the hospital.||Dr. Gloria WilderBrathwaite was inspired to provide health care to the poor in the innner city.||Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.||Dr. J. Larry Brown directs the national Center on Hunger and Poverty.||Dr. Larry Thomas is the founder of the Tropical Health Alliance Foundation.|
|Dr. Mark Jacobson works with AIDS patients in Tanzania.||Dr. Michael DeBakey is the father of modern open-heart surgery.||Dr. Paul Brand was a compassionate surgeon who pioneered work in leprosy.||Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world.||Dr. Van Halbach is a hero to the Ghenender family for saving Ingrid's life.||Eddie Aikau loved the sea and often risked his life to save others|
|Edith Cavell was a nurse who risked her own safety to help others during WWI||Elena Caragiani-Stoenescu was the first woman pilot from Romania.||Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor and opened the first medical school for women.||Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah rode a bike across Ghana to challenge the stigma of being disabled.||Evelyn H. Lauder founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation||Fauzia Minallah is the founder of Funkor Childart Centre and an ARTIVIST.|
|Firefighters in |
New York City
are the heroes
of the day.
|Fireworkers from Chernobyl bravely gave their lives to protect the safety of others during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.||Florence Ngobeni urges African leaders to work for AIDS prevention.||Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing.||Frances Moore Lappe works to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.||Franklin D. Roosevelt formed the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio victims.|
|Fred Hollows was an Australian ophthalmologist committed to providing eye care to Aboriginal and poor people.||Fridtjof Nansen was a daring explorer, a freedom fighter, and a selfless humanitarian.||George Latham saved a girl from a burning car and is also a hero to his daughter.||Giorgio Perlasca saved the lives of thousands of Jews during WWII||Haiti Relief: |
How Kids Can Help make a difference.
|Harriet Tubman organized the Underground Railroad and helped lead slaves to freedom.|
|Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.||Helene Gayle is one of the leading authorities on AIDS research.||Help for Haiti||Hermine Santrouschitz |
(Miep Gies) kept Anne Frank and her family safely hidden from the Nazis.
|Hero is an extraordinary therapy dog.||Howard Florey shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine for extracting penicillin.|
|Irena Sendler helped Jewish children escape the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust.||Ivan Beltrami joined the resistance during WWII and saved many Jews.||Janusz Korczak stayed behind to protect his orphan students during the Holocaust.||Jarell Brooks saved a mother and her chldren during an attack at a movie theater.||Jeremy Glick was a hero of Flight 93 and Emmy's beloved father.||Jody Williams is a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who began a campaign to rid the world of landmines.|
|Joel Burns reached out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope.||John Flynn dedicated his life to improving life for people living in the Australian Outback.||John Polivchuk was a firefighter who inspired others with his bravery, selflessness and optimism.||Jon Rose founded Waves for Water, which works on the front-line to provide clean water.||Judith Blair donated one of her kidneys to a man in desperate need.||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a hero to Rachel who was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.|
|Kennedy Odede grew his childhood dream of creating outreach centers for poor children like him.||Kurt Klein brought, among others, his future wife, Gerda, and Oskar Schindler, to safety.||Lillie Hitchcock-Coit was a turn of the century firefighting hero.||Lisa Nigro works to help the homeless in Chicago through the Inspiration Cafe.||Liviu Librescu was a Virginia Tech teacher who sacrificed his life to save his students.||Los Topos de Mexico is one of the most elite earthquake rescue teams in the world.|
|Louisa May Alcott was the beloved author of 'Little Women.'||Malaria Campaign 2009 Students join together to eradicate malaria.||MASSIVEGOOD - Niños sin Malaria helps build a better world using micro-philanthropy and social media.||Maximilian Kolbe was a Catholic priest known for his great humanity during WWII.||Melinda Gates is passionate about helping mothers and children in developing nations.||Michael J. Fox works to find a cure for Parkinsons Disease.|
|Michael Kelley beat all the odds as a paratrooper and police officer.||Mike Kelly risked his career as a surgeon to save Bob's life.||Mikey Ray Frasier is a lifesaver three times over.||Molly Pitcher was a Revolutionary War heroine who bravely carried water to soldiers on the battlefield.||Moses Zulu established Children's Town in Zambia to teach AIDS orphans life skills.||mpower harnesses the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health.|
|Nathaniel Dunigan creates hope for Ugandan orphans with HIV/AIDS.||Nick Anderson and Ana Slavin challenge young people to get involved to help end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.||Norman Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in increasing the world's food supply.||Olara Otunnu is devoted to saving the lives and futures of children in war-torn countries.||Olivia Harrison founded an organization to help abandoned children in Romania.||Oskar Schindler saved almost 1200 Jews during the Holocaust.|
|Oskar Schindler defied his countrymen and courageously helped to save Jews during the Holocaust.||Oumoul Khary Sow founded the Caravan of Hope which travels to remote areas in Senegal to help prevent malaria.||Pat Pedraja|
and Driving for Donors is helping young and old cancer patients receive the life saving bone marrow treatments.
|Paul Rusesabagina saved the lives of more than 1200 Rwandans who took refuge in his hotel.||Peter C. Alderman Foundation helps heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism around the world.||Princess Eliza Ella has been inspired by Eliza the hero in The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Anderson|
|Putting pizzazz into pet adoption||Raoul Wallenberg saved thousands of lives during the Holocaust.||RAWA promotes women's rights through non-violent action.||Robert E. Kimura, M.D. is a hero to his niece in and out of the operating room.||Rudolph Giuliani New York Mayor, was a compassionate leader following the World Trade Center attack.||Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.|
|Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy encourages villagers to have the confidence to succeed.||Santosh Thorat: After seeing Mumbai's slums bulldozed, he now works to save and restore them||Sasa a young doctor in Burma keeps his promise to his village.||Sindhu Ravishankar created the Vivid Vision Project to provide accessible eye care to impoverished communities in India.||Sir Elton John is a successful musician who is also a champion of LGBT and AIDS issues.||Somaly Mam has dedicated her life to finding and mentoring children who have suffered from human trafficking.|
|Sompop Jantraka helps poor children in Thailand to avoid child prostitution and obtain an education.||Stephen Siller: From The Tunnel to the Towers was a firefighter who bravely sacrificed his life to save others on 9/11.||Susan G. Komen was the inspiration for her sister to reach out to other women with cancer.||Tad Agoglia is founder of the First Response Team of America.||Tendol Gyalzur provides a home and family for Tibetan and Chinese orphans.||The Danish Resistance acted bravely in a time of darkness.|
|To Write Love On Her Arms was founded to help people suffering from depression and substance abuse.||Tommie Hamaluba is a teacher in Botswana, Africa, working to eradicate malaria.||Tostan Founder|
Molly Melching empowers African communities to bring about positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.
|Trisomy 18 Foundation raises awareness and supports research for cures for this genetic disorder.||US Military Hospital in Germany |
At Forefront of Saving U.S. Lives
|Vilmos Farkas sacrificed his personal safety to save the lives of a couple of strangers.|
|A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women||A story to celebrate on the International Day of the Girl Child||Abigail Adams mended the riff between two former U.S. presidents.||Abigail Disney is a philanthropist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues.||Ada Aharoni works for peace between Israelis and Palestinians with poetry.||Ada Lovelace was a ninteenth century woman who influenced the computer programming of today|
|Adi Roche founded an organization that helps orphans of nuclear disaster.||Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch doctor, a feminist, a pacifist, and a human rights activist.||Alexander Borodin was an accomplished chemist, composer and staunch advocate of women's rights.||Alexandrine Tinne was a young Dutch explorer and the first female to attempt to cross the Sahara.||Alice Baum and her husband Don Burnes left behind their careers to help the homeless.||Alice Waters created the world famous Edible Schoolyard Project.|
|Alicia O'Brien was the inspiration for Cherie Bennett's novel, Zink.||Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.||Amy Charkowski works on the front lines of protecting Earth's food supply.||An engineering mom leads effort to save an old-growth Russian forest||Andrea Mia Ghez is an astrophysicist best known for her discoveries about the black hole at the center of our galaxy.||Angela Brooks is an architect who works to create sustainable and affordable housing.|
Children's Hospice International meet the special needs of children with life-threatening conditions.
|Anna Akhmatova is considered one of Russia's best poets.||Anna Jarvis is the mother of Mother's Day.||Anne Frank wrote: 'Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart. '||Annie Mansfield Sullivan Macy developed new methods for teaching blind and deaf students.||Artemisia Gentileschi was a female post-Renaissance artist who tackled challenging themes.|
|Audrey Penn: |
Just Do It is a medical doctor who has devoted herself to studying diseases that affect muscle control.
|Augusta Ada Byron developed the world's first computer program while struggling with her own personal hardships.||Aung San Suu Kyi has dedicated her life to freeing Burma from a repressive dictatorship and creating democracy without violence.||Azie Morton valued education and gave back to her community.||Barbara McClintock was one of the first women geneticists, and a Nobel laureate.||Baroness Caroline Cox|
|Becky Matkov works to preserve Miami's indigenous history.||Bella Abzug was a New York Congresswoman who fought for women's rights.||Beth Rickard|
Environmentalist is an advocate of solar as the energy of the future.
|Billie Jean King is an advocate for women in sports and champion tennis player||C. Vivian Stringer despite great challenges, pursued her passion for basketball and is known for turning women into champions.||Catherine Malonza saved her brother's life.|
|Cathy Freeman wins races and respect for the plight of native Australian people.||Chamique Holdsclaw is one of the most celebrated players in women's basketball.||Chi Nguyen was honored for helping street children in Vietnam.||Chiaki Mukai is the first female Japanese astronaut.||Chief Wilma Mankiller was the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.||Christiane Nusslein-Volhard is a Nobel Prize winner and pioneer genetic researcher.|
|Christine de Pisan was a 15th century French poet.||Christine Silverberg was the first female Chief of Police in Canada.||Claire Lalanne founded the Center for Nutritional Recovery.||Clara Barton was known as the 'Angel of the Battlefield.'||Clara Hale was foster mother and founder of the Hale House.||Clara Shortridge Foltz was the first woman to practice law in California.|
|Claudia Gerwin: |
Keeping the Neurons Firing researches how nerve cells relay messages to each other.
|Clotilde Dedecker provides educational opportunities for girls in Afghanistan.||Connie Samaras has created media archives for deep space voyages.||Constance Motley became the first African-American woman judge on the largest federal trial bench in the US.||Corinne Almquist volunteers to restore the tradition of gleaning.||Corrie Ten Boom risked her life to help hundreds of Jews escape during WWII.|
|Courtney Schumacher is an atmospheric scientist and educator committed to mentoring young women interested in science.||Cristina Diaz: |
Biologist studies intertidal and tropical sponges.
|Dame Cicely Saunders founded the modern hospice to provide compassionate, holistic care to the dying.||Dana Reeve was an actress and advocate for the disabled. She was the heroic wife of Christopher Reeve.||Daphna Ziman founded Children Uniting Nations.||Darlene Ketten studies stranded whales and dolphins.|
|Debbye Turner became Miss America and pursued her dream to become a veterinarian.||Deborah Sampson was the first American woman who fought as a man for freedom.||Debra Ruh makes high-tech available|
to the disabled
|DeeDee Jonrowe is a veteran dog sled musher in the Iditarod Race||Derartu Tulu was the first African woman to win an Olympic gold medal.||Dian Fossey worked to protect the endangered Mountain Gorilla.|
|Diane Challis Davy directs the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters.||Dilfuza Egamberdiyeva cares for the Earth's soil, researching ways to produce microbes to control plant diseases.||Dina Fesler opens a unique school in Afghanistan||Dolley Madison was admired for her social graces, courage and patriotism as First Lady of the US.||Dolores Olmedo Patino was a Mexican businesswoman, philanthropist, and art collector.||Doreen Van Lee writes about her Chicago childhood.|
|Dorothea Lange captured powerful moments in history with a keen eye for the human condition.||Dorothea Lynde Dix was an advocate for the rights of the mentally ill.||Dorothy (Mama Dot) Humbert inspired her family when she went back to college in her 70s.||Dr. Barbara Ross Lee became the first African American woman dean of a US medical school.||Dr. Caldicott has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.||Dr. Carolyn Mazure founded the Yale Women's Health Program and is a forceful figure in the women's health movement.|
|Dr. Elizabeth Kalko |
and the Jason Project studies bats in the Panamanian rainforest.
|Dr. Ella Mae Piper helped young people and the elderly in her community of Fort Myers.||Dr. Elvia Niebla|
Soil Scientist is dedicated to soil conservation.
|Dr. France Cordova is a renowned |
has broken gender
and cultural barriers.
|Dr. Gloria WilderBrathwaite was inspired to provide health care to the poor in the innner city.||Dr. Hawa Abdi is a Somali doctor, human rights activist and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.|
|Dr. Ines Cifuentes |
Seismologist works to improve science programs for students in Washington, DC.
|Dr. Jeni Stepanek is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.||Dr. Karen Plaut has been a pioneer in animal science research.||Dr. Kay Jamison is both an expert on, and a sufferer of, Bipolar Disorder.||Dr. Kristi Curry-Rogers is an accomplished paleontologist who travels the globe in search of dinosaur digs.||Dr. Sara W. Lazar|
Neuroscientist - Meditator researches the effects of meditation on the brain.
|Dr. Shirley McGreal founded the International Primate Protection League.||Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh is a scientist dedicated to the study and conservation of bonobos.||Dr. Susan Love is committed to women's health issues.||Dr. Zeda Rosenberg is working to protect women from HIV/AIDS.||Edith Cavell was a nurse who risked her own safety to help others during WWI||Edmonia Lewis defied restrictions on black women and achieved respect in the art community.|
|Edna St. Vincent Millay was a popular and critically acclaimed poet.||Eleanor of Aquitaine |
was a powerful and independant woman in the Middle Ages.
|Eleanor Roosevelt was a dedicated and strong voice for her husband, FDR, and for the United States.||Elena Caragiani-Stoenescu was the first woman pilot from Romania.||Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor and opened the first medical school for women.||Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a pioneer in the movement for women's rights.|
|Elizabeth Daley has created an outstanding multi media educational program that serves as a model for the world.||Elizabeth Glaser created the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.||Elizabeth Jane Cochrane|
(Nellie Bly) was a journalist who went around the world in 72 days.
|Ellen Church pioneered the idea of having flight attendants on flights.||Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman president of an African nation, Liberia.||Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is a leader who is bringing change and hope to Liberia.|
|Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the president of Liberia and the first woman to be head of state in all of Africa.||Ellen Lee DeGeneres is a comedienne and advocate for disadvantaged children, animals, and cancer survivors.||Ellen MacArthur has broken numerous records with her courageous solo sailing adventures.||Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman astronaut.||Emily Elizabeth Dickinson wrote nearly 2,000 poems in her lifetime.||Emily Greene Balch received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.|
|Emily Murphy was a key figure in the women's rights movement in Canada.||Emily Pozo created ICE to assist and educate residents of the Galapagos Islands||Emma Lazarus was an advocate for immigrants' rights and wrote the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.||Emme Aronson is an outspoken advocate for bettering self esteem and body images.||Emmeline Pankhurst fought tirelessly for women's suffrage, and succeeded.||Erica Fernandez gave a voice to the voiceless and saved her neighborhood.|
|Erin Gruwell is the founder of Freedom Writers and an inspiration to teachers and students around the world.||Eunice Kennedy Shriver dedicated her life to raising awareness and creating opportunities for the intellectually disabled.||Fadela Amara is recognized throughout France as a champion of women's rights.||Fannie Lou Hamer was a civil rights leader and voting rights advocate.||Farkhonda Hassan is an Egyptian politician, scientist, professor, and women's rights activist.||Fateme was the prophet Mohammad's daughter and a leader to the people.|
|Fati Kirakoya is a researcher committed to finding solutions to end HIV/AIDS.||Fay Clayton is an attorney who works pro bono assisting civil rights cases.||Five poverty-fighting women to watch||Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo-Jo) was one of the greatest women atheletes of all time.||Florence Griffith-Joyner was one of the greatest athletes of all time.||Florence Kelley was an outspoken leader against child labor.|
|Florence Ngobeni urges African leaders to work for AIDS prevention.||Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing.||Frances Ellen Watkins was a prolific author and poet who devoted her life to speaking out against slavery.||Frances Moore Lappe works to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.||Frida Kahlo became a famous Mexican artist despite polio and injuries.||Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel revolutionized women's fashion and empowered women|
|Gail Kaaialii: |
Biologist investigates the origins of life and helps others value all life forms.
|Gerda Klein is a Holocaust survivor who works to stamp out intolerance, hatred, and childhood hunger.||Gertrude B. Elion developed |
the AIDS drug, AZT.
|Gina Gallant is an inventor whose |
passion is protecting the environment.
|Grace Lee Boggs has advocated for marginalized people for over 70 years||Grace Murray Hopper was a computer visionary and naval officer.|
|Gwynne Rowley Shotwell is the president of SpaceX, the company that made the Dragon space craft.||Harriet Tubman organized the Underground Railroad and helped lead slaves to freedom.||Hattie Elizabeth Alexander saved the lives of thousands of children through her work.||Hazel Barton combines her passion for caving with researching microbes.||Hazviperi Betty Makoni founded the Girl Child Network to transform lives.||Helen Adams Keller wrote about her own life and education.|
|Helen Freeman survived the Holocaust and shares her story.||Helen Zia is an Asian American journalist, scholar and activist for human rights.||Helene Gayle is one of the leading authorities on AIDS research.||Helping New Orleans make a comeback is her personal passion||Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands honors the bond formed between Canada and Holland during WWII with tulips.||Hermine Santrouschitz |
(Miep Gies) kept Anne Frank and her family safely hidden from the Nazis.
|Heroic Women Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai writes about the heroic women who have inspired her.||Hilda Solis' Heroes||Holly Carter gives kids and others the tools to tell their stories.||Ilse Bing was a remarkable poet and photographer. Her works withstand the test of time.||Inez Milholland Boissevain lived a brief but spectacular life dedicated to women's suffrage.||Irene Curie was the second woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in science; the first woman was her mother, Marie.|
|Isabel Allende is one of the first and most successful, eloquent, and admired female novelists in Latin America.||J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter books.||J.K. Rowling's Story tells us to 'Never, ever let go of your dream!'||Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the women's world record holder of the heptathalon and a philanthropist.||Jacqueline Edelberg believes every child deserves a great neighborhood public school||Jane Addams was a leading reformist and peace advocate.|
|Jane Mt. Pleasant is an agricultural scientist who looks to the past to meet today's farming needs.||Janet Guthrie First woman to race in the Indianapolis 500||Janet Jagan was the first female president of Guyana and dedicated her life to building the independence of a nation.||Jessie Christopherson helps the physically and mentally challenged accomplish things they never thought possible.||Jessie Daniel Ames worked openly and actively on behalf of racial justice.||Joan of Arc died for her beliefs.|
|Jody Williams is a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who began a campaign to rid the world of landmines.||Johnie Sue Reinhard is a cancer survivor who inspires others with her positive attitude and tenacity for life.||Josefina Lopez is a Latina screenwriter |
who believes in the
power of women.
|Josephine Ruffin served as the editor and publisher of the first newspaper published by and for African-American women.||Judit Polgar is breaking the gender barrier in the world of chess.||Judith A. Resnik inspired others with her determination to become a scientist and an astronaut.|
|Judy Warner worked to create a public high school for technology.||Julia Hill brought public attention to deforestation in California.||Julie Krone a female jockey and first woman to win the Triple Crown||Karen Tse is an attorney dedicated to ensuring basic legal rights for Asian citizens.||Karla Diane Hurrell and her husband have fostered over 150 children.||Kateri Tekakwitha was an early convert to Cathlicism and has been beatified.|
|Kathy Eldon inspired by her son, works for peace and tolerance.||Kathy Eldon overcame tragedy by helping others tackle challenges||Kathy Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space.||Katie Lee is a passionate advocate for wilderness.||Kelly Perkins climbs mountains to raise support for organ donation.||Kiki Vo suffered terrible burns and experienced bullying in school but has accomplished so much and forgiven so many.|
|Kory Johnson was honored with the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1998.||Laura Bush works to promote early literacy and encourages families to read together.||Laura Ingalls Wilder offered young readers a glimpse of American life in the 1800s.||Laura Moulton brings books|
to the homeless - by bike
|Laura Nietzer inspires her students through the MY HERO Learning Circle.||Laurel Burch is an artist who has inspired other artists and women in need across the globe|
|Le Ly Hayslip is a humanitarian, memoirist, and powerful peacemaker.||Leslie Thompson is a scientist devoted to finding a cure for Huntington's Disease.||Libby Riddles won the Iditarod dog sled race in 1985.||Liliuokalani was a Hawaiian queen who cared for her people first.||Lillie Hitchcock-Coit was a turn of the century firefighting hero.||Lily Yeh finds beauty in broken places|
|Lita Albuquerque is an environmental artist who works on a large scale.||Liz Squibb knows how to help foster children - she was one herself||Louisa May Alcott was the beloved author of 'Little Women.'||Lucky Chhetri runs the 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking company and Empowering Women of Nepal||Lucy Stone was a pioneer for womens rights.||Luz Maria Rodriguez-Fernandez conducts cancer research to help understand the disease process.|
|Lydia Maria Child wrote brilliantly to advocate for the abolition of slavery.||Madam C.J. Walker used her business success to fight discrimination and open doors for others.||Madame Curie received the Nobel Prize for her discovery of Radium.||Madeleine L'Engle was the award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time inspired young people with her books.||Mae Jemison dreamed of going to space since childhood.||Magdalena Hurtado is an anthropologist who studies the Ache people of Paraguay.|
|Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education.||Malika Sanders was born into the Civil Rights Movement and continues work today.||Mama Hope uses humor to change the West's view of Africa||Margot Fonteyn was a world-renowned dancer.||Maria Josephine Barrios Filipina poet and activist||Maria Montessori developed a new approach to education.|
|Mariama Khan writes poetry to champion the cause of the voiceless.||Marian Anderson was a world-renowned opera singer.||Marian Wright Edelman is one of the country's leading advocates for children.||Marie Curie discovered radioactivity as an atomic property, opening the door to 20th century science.||Mariel (Mia) Hamm has inspired the next generation of women athletes with her talent, her mentoring and her humanitarian work.||Marjory Stoneman Douglas worked tirelessly to preserve the Everglades.|
|Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of Christian Science.||Mary Edwards Walker was the first and only woman to receive the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor||Mary Harris Jones worked to free men, women, and children from industrial slavery.||Mary Lou Naso & Harry visit hospitals to spread smiles.||Mary Lyon established the U.S.'s first college for women.||Mary Mason Lyon Mary Lyon, an American pioneer, transformed education for women.|
|Mary Richards Bowser was a black spy in the Confederate White House of Jefferson Davis.||Mary Spaulding inspires her fellow college friend with her determination.||Maxine Waters is a Congresswoman who works fervently for her community.||Maya Angelou is a beloved female author and poet.||Maya Lin is an architect and sculptor.||Meenakshi Wadhwa studies meteorites and the processes involved in their formation.|
|Melinda Gates is passionate about helping mothers and children in developing nations.||Mia Hamm has inspired the next generation of women athletes.||Mildred "Babe" Didrikson excelled in every sport she played.||Mother Teresa gained international prominence as a modern-day saint.||Mrs. Mei Ng: |
Friends of the Earth
(Hong Kong) uses education to foster environmental awareness in China
|Mrs. Nirmala |
and the Eradication
of Malaria Project are working in India to educate the public.
|Nawal El Saadawi continued writing while in prison, her words could not be silenced.||Nellie McClung believed in equal rights for all women||Nickole Evans is using technology for peace.||Ntozake Shange is the inventor of the choreopoem.||On International Women's Day: 12 innovations that are lifting women out of poverty||Oprah Winfrey was honored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity .|
|Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls has opened up opportunities to South African girls.||Oriana Fallaci was an important Italian journalist.||Oseola McCarty donated her life savings so others could go to college.||Pam Smith-Rodden helped turn a dream into a reality for an author and a community.||Pam Washek rallies a nonprofit Neighbor Brigade||Pedal = Sight tells how a bicycle can change a life.|
|Phillis Wheatley was the first distinguished African-American poet.||Picabo Street is one of the greatest alpine skiers ever.||Pleasant T. Rowland created the American Girls Collection.||Princess Diana campaigned passionately for various causes.||Queen Emma left a legacy of hospitals and schools for the people of Hawaii||Queen Noor passionately works for peace, human rights, and wildlife conservation.|
|Queen Rania of Jordan is a crusader for the rights of women and children.||RA Kartini fought for women's rights in Indonesia||Rachel Carson was the mother of the environmental movement.||Raden Ajeng Kartini championed education and civil rights for women in Indonesia.||Raden Ayu Kartini worked to give Indonesian women the right to an education||Raja Weksler helped her daughter survive in a concentration camp.|
|RAWA promotes women's rights through non-violent action.||Rigoberta Menchu Tum was the first Guatemalan to |
receive the Nobel
|Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras uses music to inspire children to learn.||Robin Lim devotes her life to improving the birth experience so that all humans are born with an intact capacity to love.||Robyn Van En worked to save organic farming businesses in North America.||Rokhaya Gueye treats malaria and|
raises awareness about women's health issues in Senegal.
|Rosa Parks made history when she refused to sit in the back of the bus.||Rosalynn Carter is a humanitarian and former First lady who inspires others through her good works.||Rosario Iglesias was 80 years old when she became a runner and started to win medals.||Rose Marie Thomas donated time and effort to combatting childhood catastrophic diseases.||Rosemarie L. Poeppelman is a foster mom and an adoptive parent who has changed the lives of many children.||Rosemary MacAdam is a young activist determined to fight the oppression of women in sweatshops.|
|Ruby Bridges bravely led the way to desegregation of schools as a child.||Ruth DeGolia:|
Mercado Global works to help poor communities that have seen the collapse of prices for their locally grown crops.
|Ruth Simmons is breaking down barriers in the world of higher education.||Sabriye Tenberken helps to educate and better the lives of blind people living in Tibet.||Sacajawea guided Lewis and Clark across the northwestern territories.||Sally Fox produced a cotton that naturally comes in different colors.|
|Sally Kristen Ride was the first woman to go into space.||Sally Ride, first US woman in space, dies at 61 was the first American woman to go into space.||Sandra Begay-Campbell is a Native American engineer who brings solar-powered energy to the Navajo reservation.||Sandra Kay Yow is a groundbreaking women's basketball coach and founder of Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.||Sandra Postel believes in the importance of water conservation.||Sandra Schmirler was Saskatchewan's beloved curling champion.|
|SAUR MARLINA MANURUNG provides educational opportunities in a remote Indonesian village.||September McGee is an artist and a teacher.||Shannon Hackett studies the genetic diversity and evolution in tropical birds.||Sindhu Ravishankar created the Vivid Vision Project to provide accessible eye care to impoverished communities in India.||Soedati Warsito Rasman is a motivated activist for Indonesia's needy.||Sojourner Truth born into slavery, worked for the freedom of all.|
|Solar Sister Wants to Light Up Rural Africa||Somaly Mam has dedicated her life to finding and mentoring children who have suffered from human trafficking.||Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic US Supreme Court Justice.||Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a poet, scholar and early feminist in colonial Mexico.||Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz couldn't live |
|Stephanie Jenouvrier is a population ecologist researching the effects of climate change on emperor penguins.|
|Susan B. Anthony led the early Women's Suffrage Movement.||Susie King Taylor was a pioneer in the struggle for African American women's rights.||Suzanne Mubarak works to ensure education for the children of Egypt and the world.||Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist and ambassador of the oceans.||Tania Ruiz is an astrophysicist committed to science education and helping women reach their goals.||Temple Grandin is a professor, doctor of animal science and an autism activist.|
|Tendol Gyalzur provides a home and family for Tibetan and Chinese orphans.||Thais Corral gives women a voice in their communities through access to communication technology.||Thistle Farms cultivates a better alternative to life on the streets||Titiek Puspa with her music and compassionate lyrics has inspired women throughout Indonesia.||Tostan Founder|
Molly Melching empowers African communities to bring about positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.
|Usha Varanasi is the first woman to lead a Fisheries Science Center.|
|Velma Bronn Johnston worked to save the wild mustangs in the United States||Venus Williams won the 2000 US Open tennis tournament.||Verneta Wallace is saving the world one child at a time.||Veronica Tennant, the Prima Ballerina is an accomplished Canadian dance film producer and director.||Vicky Colbert de Arboleda is a leader in the movement to transform education in Colombia to provide equal access to all children.||Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the U.S.|
|Viola Vaughn founded an organization that supports girls working to achieve academic success in Africa.||Visaka Dharmadasa works to ease the horrors of war in Sri Lanka.||Wang Yani has been painting since |
she was three
|Waris Dirie works to protect the rights of women.||Willa Cather was Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a pioneer in the women's rights movement.||Wilma Rudolph was the first American woman to win 3 Olympic gold medals.|
|Winnifred Mason Huck helped to transform the life experience of American women in just three generations.||Winnifred Mason Huck was the third US Representative and an investigative journalist.||Women entrepreneurs in Ghana help|
ignite an economy boom
Of the Early West were strong, valiant women who broke social constraints.
|Women Making Slow But Sure Strides|
In Science and Math
|Womens Peace Movement of Liberia stopped the violence in through peaceful means.|
|Yuri Mason shared her love of life and peace through the power of her paintings.||Zaha Hadid is the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.||Zoe Koplowitz's Story shows us that 'anyone can complete their own 'life marathon.''||Zohra Ben Lakhdar is a physicist from Africa who does research on atomic spectroscopy.|