"Individuals really can make a difference."
DR. SHIRLEY MCGREAL
|Aaron Chang inspires others through his photos of the beauty and majesty of the ocean.||Adarsha Shivakumar and Apoorva Rangan |
Project Jatropha started the nonprofit Project Jatropha which is an alternative to fossil fuel.
|Aitan Grossman wrote an environmental song called 100 Generations that has been sung and recorded by students around the world.||Alan Rabinowitz started the first ever jaguar preserve.||Alberto Yanosky works to save forests by assisting Paraguay's government.||Alexandra Cousteau was honored as an Earth Trustee by the UN in 2007 for her work to protect the oceans.|
|An engineering mom leads effort to save an old-growth Russian forest||Andrew Cote roams the world to teach the sweet science of beekeeping||Ansel Adams was an 'artist-activist' whose photographs of nature inspired conservation.||Antonio Roman-Alcala and Alemany Farm is a gardening activist seeking a sustainable food system.||Australian Aborigines |
Protecting Wetlands by working to conserve the environment around them.
|Barbara Stuart Rabinowitsch was a member of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt and of Ballet Pacifica.|
|Barefoot College and Microformers shine as innovative power solutions||Barry Commoner works to protect the environment and raise awareness about the danger of radio activity.||Ben Redclay was an earthkeeper whose legacy lives on through his daughter.||Ben Redclay (español) era un guardián de la tierra cuyo legado vive a través de su hija||Benjamin Kahn involves school children in regrowing coral to help save damaged reefs in the Red Sea.||Beth Rickard|
Environmentalist is an advocate of solar as the energy of the future.
|Bill Roley taught children in a Mexican orphanage how to work the land.||CAMPUS CENTER FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY at Humboldt State University.||Caroline Cannon is an Inupiat indigenous leader who is a champion for biodiversity in the Arctic Sea.||Cesar Chavez fought against the use of pesticides for the protection of migrant farm workers.||Chico Mendes was a father who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defending rainforests.||Chico Méndes (español) era un padre que dio el máximo sacrificio en la defensa de las selvas tropicales|
|Chief Oren Lyons is an internationally venerated advocate for preserving biodiversity.||Coalition helps the Connecticut River become the first National Blueway||Curacao looks at using ocean water for power||David Nathan Chain was killed during a nonviolent protest to save the redwoods.||David T. Suzuki has been teaching the public about the science of environmentalism for many years.||Deland Chan started an environmental group at the YMCA in New York City.|
|Denis Hayes founded the Earth Day Network and is a leader in environmental and energy policy.||Dennis Weaver was an actor and advocate for animals and ecologically sustainable living.||Dian Fossey worked to protect the endangered Mountain Gorilla.||Donald Knaack is a musician whose unique productions inspire people of all ages to explore, create and give back to others.||Dr. E.O. Wilson studies the impact that human activity has on the planet.||Dr. Elvia Niebla|
Soil Scientist is dedicated to soil conservation.
|Dr. John Todd: A Sewer Becomes|
a Water Park with floating botanical gardens that are helping restore ecological health.
|Dr. Liang Congjie and Friends of Nature: was a voice for China's environment.||Dr. Richard Murphy |
Marine Biologist educates others about the sea and ways to protect the oceans for the future.
|Dr. Robert Ballard |
and the JASON project bring scientific exploration to children around the world.
|Dr. Shirley McGreal founded the International Primate Protection League.||Dr. Vandana Shiva works to preserve biodiversity for the planet.|
|Dramatic elephant rescue||Emily Hunter is an environmental activist, eco-journalist and filmmaker.||Emily Pozo created ICE to assist and educate residents of the Galapagos Islands||Envirofit retrofits engines to reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries.||Equipo de limpieza del derrame de petróleo en el Golfo de México (español) trabajan duro para devolver el Golfo a un estado saludable||Erica Fernandez gave a voice to the voiceless and saved her neighborhood.|
|Favio Chavez makes music out of garbage.||Fin Donnelly works to keep our rivers and waters clean.||Five ways to make aquaculture more sustainable||Frances Moore Lappe works to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.||Friends of the Sea Lion rescue, treat, and release these mammals back into the ocean.||George Schaller is a world-renowned naturalist.|
|Gerald Durrell established the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust for endangered species.||GoodGuide and others use technology to help turn consumers green||Green roofs in Nairobi save energy, water||Greenpeace works globally to save the environment.||Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup Team work hard to return the Gulf to a healthy state.||Hayrettin Karaca is known as Grandfather Earth for making our planet brighter, greener and better for future generations.|
|Heat-absorbing ceramic stoves cut fuel use||Heather DeWitt is a devoted conservationist.||Help Mary Save Coral works to repopulate the world's coral.||Héroes en Caballo: Las mujeres Mapuche protegen la naturaleza de Patagonia (español) están luchando por sus tierra y por su gente||Heroes on Horseback: Mapuche Women Protect the Nature of Patagonia are fighting for their land and their people||How renewable energy is rescuing US schools from budget cuts|
|India's feisty - and effective - environmental champion||J.N. (Ding) Darling was a conservationist and cartoonist who used his art to raise awareness about the environment.||Jack Johnson is a musician who encourages kids to take care of the environment.||Jack Rudloe works to conserve the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico.||Jack Sim has started a worldwide campaign for clean public toilets and better sanitation standards.||Jacques Cousteau invented the Aqua-Lung, a predecessor to the SCUBA systems used by divers worldwide today.|
|Jacques Cousteau (español) inventó el Aqua-Lung, un predecesor de los sistemas utilizados por los buzos SCUBA en todo el mundo hoy en día||Jaime Lynn Butler is the story of a young Navaho artist environmentalist.||James Dilley worked to protect open space in Laguna Canyon.||James Pribram |
|Jane Goodall is an authority on wild chimpanzees.||Jane Goodall is an authority on wild chimpanzees.|
|Jean-Michel Cousteau is committed to protecting the ocean for future generations through education and conservation.||Jim and Jamie Dutcher are wolf conservationists.||Jim Dilley was the founder of the Laguna Beach Greenbelt.||Jody Williams is a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who began a campaign to rid the world of landmines.||John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) is a much loved American hero and legend.||John Dennis Liu inspires people to save Earth's ecosystem|
|John Denver was an American songwriter/singer and activist for the environment.||John McConnell founded Earth Day (March 20) and continues his fight for environmental education and awareness.||John Muir advocated preservation, feeling that natural areas promote mental health.||Joseph Ki-Zerbo works to help Africans retain control of their country's agriculture.||Julia Hill brought public attention to deforestation in California.||Kaa-Iya |
del Gran Chaco
National Park is the only park in the Americas established and run by indigenous peoples.
|Kory Johnson was honored with the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1998.||L.E.A.F. Rocks empowers youth to use the art of film, music and technology to become environmental leaders.||Latino Environmental Activists are shaping an urban agenda with smog, foul water among priorities.||Latinos Activistas del Medio Ambiente (español) están dando forma a una agenda urbana con niebla tóxica y agua sucia como prioridades||Laurie David is passionately committed to stopping global warming.||Lawrence Anthony was known as the Elephant Whisperer|
|Leanne Sarco recruited Facebook friends to save Gulf Coast's hermit crabs||Lynn Herring is one farmer who acts to save environment from factory farms.||MacGillivray Family founded the non-profit MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation||Mali Bickley is proud of her students who won Best Film (Rainforest Fable), Elementary category, of the 8th Annual MY HERO Film Festival.||Marjory Stoneman Douglas worked tirelessly to preserve the Everglades.||Mary Hutton frees Asia's endangered bears from lives of torment is the founder of Free the Bears|
|Mia Siscawati teaches people to protect their environment.||Michael Reynolds|
Garbage Warrior combines biology and architecture to build sustainable housing.
|Mika Vanhanen is the founder and director of Environment Online, a global virtual school for sustainable development.||Mike Browne started Get the Lead Out of Fishing||Mrs. Mei Ng: |
Friends of the Earth
(Hong Kong) uses education to foster environmental awareness in China
|My Trip to Catalina Island Slater, a young environmental and peace activist, meets her hero, Jean-Michel Cousteau.|
|Nancy Caruso is a marine biologist who helped bring kelp forests back to the California coast.||Nicole Dewing and|
Curtis McCormack joined the Peace Corps and started a waste recycling project in Joal, Senegal.
|Ocean Robbins helps organize young people committed to protecting the planet.||Oil Spill Volunteers Looking For Ways to Help||Olivia Bouler Olivia created 500 paintings of her feathered friends to raise funds for Audubon's bird rescue.||Philippe Cousteau continues the work of his father, Jacques Cousteau, through Earth Echo International|
|PRETOMA works to protect ocean resources in Costa Rica.||Prigi Arisandi works to educate people on the importance of protecting the rivers of Indonesia||Public-private teamwork helps save Connecticut's threatened alewives||Rachel Carson was the mother of the environmental movement.||Ramani Sankaranarayanan |
and Geeta Vaidyanathan founded CTxGrEn to show villagers how to turn native materials into fuel for electricity.
|Randall Arauz founded the Association for the Restoration of Sea Turtles (PRETOMA).|
|Reef Ball Foundation restores damaged coral reef systems around the world.||Ric O'Barry works to free captive dolphins around the world.||Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is an eco-warrior defending the earth for future generations.||Robert Redford established the Sundance Film Festival to effect change in the world.||Robin Emmons is an organic farmer who has created a foundation to fight hunger.||Robin Emmons (español) es una agricultora orgánica que ha creado una fundación para combatir el hambre|
|Rod MacVicar teaches kids how to take care of our oceans and streams.||Rory Stear and Kristine Pearson developed and distribute wind-up and solar powered radios to poor communities around the world.||Rowena Gerber and her students raise money to send Solar Ovens around the world.||Rowena Gerber (español) y sus estudiantes recaudan dinero para mandar Hornos Solares alrededor del mundo||Roxanne Kremer works with the Mestizo Indians of the Peruvian rainforest to save pink dolphins.||Roz Savage challenges people to live in a more environmentally conscious way.|
|Ryan Hreljac helps build wells for clean water in Africa.||Saint Francis of Assisi was a true example of harmonious existence on Earth.||Sandra Postel believes in the importance of water conservation.||Saving The World's Ancient Trees:|
One Clone at a Time
|Severn Cullis-Suzuki an environmental activist, speaker, television host.||Singapore's "Supertrees" Bring National Gardens into City Center|
|SOCCKET energy-generating soccer ball powers up poor villages||Stanislav Petrov averted nuclear disaster, yet remains unknown to most.||SUJANA cleans roads in Indonesia to help the environment.||Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches.||Suryo Wardhoyo Prawiroatmodjo educated people in Indonesia to protect the environment.||Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist and ambassador of the oceans.|
|Sylvia Earle (español) es un biólogo marino y embajadora de los océanos||Tanzania: Obama kicks soccer ball, generates power||Terram Foundation brings job growth, community involvement, and local solutions to larger environmental concerns.||Texas Wetlands Restoration |
Could be Model for 5 Gulf States
|The goal: Help India's poorest of the poor brickmakers||Theodore Roosevelt was a pioneer in protecting the environment.|
|Thomas H. Culhane teaches people to build fuel sources – powered by garbage||Tuy Sereivathana is a Cambodian environmentalist who solves conflicts between elephants and people.||Using a wood chipper to save cheetahs, Africa's most endangered big cats||Velma Bronn Johnston worked to save the wild mustangs in the United States||Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement that plants trees to help restore the desolate ecosystem in Africa.||Wangari Maathai (español) fundó el Movimiento Green Belt que planta árboles para ayudar restaurar el solitario ecosistema en Africa|
|Wes Jackson was a professor who returned to the land to advance sustainable agriculture practices.||When Tom McNichol saw swirling |
trash he launched his Clean Up Boat
|William McDonough designs buildings for ecological sustainability.||YouthCaN is a youth-|
promoting environmental awareness through technology.
|Zander Srodes |
and Turtle Talks has educated over 5,000 students on sea turtles and marine conservation.
|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.||Afghan women write powerful|
poetry - even amid war
|Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch doctor, a feminist, a pacifist, and a human rights activist.||Alexandrine Tinne was a young Dutch explorer and the first female to attempt to cross the Sahara.||Alice Waters created the world famous Edible Schoolyard Project.||Amy Biehl gave her life to ending apartheid in South Africa.|
|An engineering mom leads effort to save an old-growth Russian forest||Andeisha Farid is the founder of Afghan Child Education and Caring Organization (AFCECO)||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.||Ann Armstrong-Dailey and |
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. '||Anne Frank (español) escribió: 'A pesar de todo, yo creo que la gente es muy buena de corazón.'||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 (Lovelace) 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.||Aung San Suu Kyi (español) ha dedicado su vida a liberar a Burma de una dictadura represiva y creando democracia sin violencia||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 founded the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust.|
|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.||Carey M. Thomas was a pioneer and model for women in education.|
|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.||Condoleezza Rice was the first female African-American U.S. Secretary of State.||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||Denise Dunning unlocks girl |
power through Let Girls Lead
|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 Huerta is a civil rights activist who worked with Cesar Chavez to found the United Farm Workers||Dolores Huerta (español) es una activista de derechos civiles que trabajó con Cesar Chávez para fundar los Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos (United Farm Workers)||Dolores Olmedo Patino was a Mexican businesswoman, philanthropist, and art collector.||Dolores Olmedo Patiño (español) era una mujer de negocios mexicana, filántropo y coleccionista de arte||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.||Dorothy Ferguson Key played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.||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.||Dra. France Córdova (español) es una astrofísico que ha rompido barreras de género y culturales||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.||Elena Caragiani-Stoenescu (español) fue la primer mujer piloto de Rumania|
|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.
|Ella J. Baker was an early and life-long civil rights activist.|
|Ellen Church pioneered the idea of having flight attendants on flights.||Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is a leader who is bringing change and hope to Liberia.||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.||Ellen Ochoa (español) fue la primer mujer Latina astronauta|
|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.||Erica Fernández (español) le dio una voz a los que no la tenían y salvó su comunidad||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.||Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert made tremendous advancements in food safety in the American Southwest.|
|Fabiola Gianotti is an Italian particle physicist.||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 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.||Frida Kahlo (español) se convirtió en una famosa artista mexicana a pesar de tener polio y sufrir lesiones||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.
|Héroes de Hilda Solís (español) La Secrataria de Labor Hilda L. Solís|
|Héroes en Caballo: Las mujeres Mapuche protegen la naturaleza de Patagonia (español) están luchando por sus tierra y por su gente||Heroes on Horseback: Mapuche Women Protect the Nature of Patagonia are fighting for their land and their people||Heroic Women Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai writes about the heroic women who have inspired her.||Hilda Solis' Heroes the U.S. Latina Secretary of Labor||Holly Carter gives kids and others the tools to tell their stories.||Hua Mulan is an historical figure who is celebrated in stories and film.|
|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.||Isabel Allende (español) es una de las primeras y exitosas, elocuente, y admiradas mujeres novelistas en Latinoamérica||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.||Jennifer Epps inspires inner-city students and teachers in Los Angeles to excel||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.||Karla Diane Hurrell (español) y su esposo han fomentado más de 150 niños||Kateri Tekakwitha was an early convert to Cathlicism and has been beatified.|
|Katherine Sheppard is New Zealand's most famous suffragette.||Kathy Eldon inspired by her son, works for peace and tolerance.||Kathy Eldon (español) inspirada por su hijo, trabaja para la paz y la tolerancia||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.||Kendall Ciesemier is an inspiring youth volunteer who founded Kids Caring 4 Kids.||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.||Kyoko Okutani helps women start businesses, skirting Japan's gender gap||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.||Lene Vestergaard Hau is a Danish physicist at Harvard who was able to stop a beam of light.|
|Lene Vestergaard Hau (español) es un físico danés en Harvard que fue capaz de detener un rayo de luz||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.||Lynne Patterson brightens the futures of struggling women with Pro Mujer||Madam C.J. Walker used her business success to fight discrimination and open doors for others.||Madam C.J. Walker (español) uso su éxito en negocios para luchar contra la discriminación y abrir puertas para otros||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.||Malala Yousafzai (español) habla por los derechos de las niñas a tener una educación||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|
|Margaret Hughes was one of the first professional stage actesses in England.||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.||Marianne Williamson is the founder of the Department of Peace Campaign.||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 Church Terrell was an early African American civil rights leader and educator.||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 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.||Michelle Obama is commited to the health of children and veterans.||Mildred "Babe" Didrikson excelled in every sport she played.||Molly Melching, Tostan Founder empowers African communities to bring about positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.||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.
|Mum Shirl established the Aboriginal Legal Service.||Nancy Caruso is a marine biologist who helped bring kelp forests back to the California coast.||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.||Olympe de Gouges was a French playwright, feminist and abolitionist.||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 (español) fue honrada por la Fundación Elie Wiesel por la Humanidad||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||Peace Pilgrim |
(Mildred Norman Ryder) walked over 25,000 miles for peace.
|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.||Rachel Carson was the mother of the environmental movement.||Raden Ajeng Kartini championed education and civil rights for women in Indonesia.||Raja Weksler helped her daughter survive in a concentration camp.||RAWA promotes women's rights through non-violent action.||Razia Jan founded Razia's Ray of Hope to improve the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan.|
|Rigoberta Menchu Tum was the first Guatemalan to |
receive the Nobel
|Rigoberta Menchú Tum (español) fue la primer guatemalteca en recibir el Premio Nobel de la Paz||Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras uses music to inspire children to learn.||Robin Emmons (español) es una agricultora orgánica que ha creado una fundación para combatir el hambre||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.||Rosa Parks (español) hizo historia cuando se negó a sentarse atrás del autobús||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 American 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.||Serena Williams is record-breaking professional tennis player.||Shannon Hackett studies the genetic diversity and evolution in tropical birds.|
|Shirin Ebadi is a human rights activist who works to promote peace.||Sindhu Ravishankar created the Vivid Vision Project to provide accessible eye care to impoverished communities in India.||Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is creating a safe haven for girls in Uganda||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.||Sonia Sotomayor (español) la primer Juez hispana nominada en la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos||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.||The Malala Effect: |
5 snapshots of girls'
education in the Muslim world
|Thistle Farms cultivates a better alternative to life on the streets||Tiffany Shlain is Director and Founder of the Webby Awards.||Titiek Puspa has inspired women with her music and compassionate lyrics throughout Indonesia.||Usha Varanasi is the first woman to lead a Fisheries Science Center.|
|Valentina Tereshkova is the first woman and first civilian to fly in space.||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.|
|Vicky Colbert de Arboleda (español) una líder en el movimiento para transformar la educación en Colombia para proveer igualdad de acceso para todos los niños||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
|Wang Yani (español) ha estado pintando desde la edad de 3 años|
|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.|