Women in History Who Changed the World

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"Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Quote Bio Betty Naomi Goldstein ( was born on February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois ). She married Carl Friedan in 1947. Co-founded National Organization for Women in 1966 which aimed to bring women into the mainstream of American society. Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminine Mystique”

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"We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies."  Quote Bio Emily Elizabeth Dickinson  (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. She wrote  around eighteen hundred poems during her lifetime. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts –USA.

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"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."  Quote Bio Rosa Parks, ( was born as Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee on February 4 th , 1913 and died on the 24 th October, 2005 ). She was an African-American civil rights activist. The U.S. Congress later called her the "Mother of the Modern -Day Civil Rights Movement."

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"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 must be attained." Quote Bio Marie Curie , chemist and physicist .     Her real name was ,  née  Maria Sklodowska. She was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867. She met and later married Pierre Curie, Professor in the School of Physics with whom she shared her Nobel prize in physics.

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" Given the fact that many thousands of female workers are active in history, it is vital for the trade unions to incorporate them into their movement. " Quote Bio Clara Zetkin ( was born Clara Zeissner in Saxony, Germany on 5 July, 1857 and died in Archangelskoye, Russia in 1933 ). She was an influential socialist German politician and a fighter for women’s rights. She took on the name of her lover, a Russian revolutionary and fellow exile, Ossip Zetkin. 

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"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." Quote Bio Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple”. Alice Malsenior Walker was born February 9, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia. She is an American author and poet. In 1965, Walker met and later married Mel Leventhal a Jewish civil rights lawyer.

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"You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can't imagine something that has never existed before, it's impossible." Quote Bio Rita Frances Dove  (born 28 August 1952) is an American poet and author. Dove was born in Akron,Ohio. She is married to Fred Viebahn a German-born writer. She is the first African-American poet laureate.

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"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." Quote Bio Gloria Marie Steinem  ( born March 25, 1934 ) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist. Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio. She was recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, The Women’s Liberation Movement.

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"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." Quote Bio Mae Carol Jemison  ( born October 17,1956 ) is an African American physician and NASA Astronaut . She was born in Decatur, Alabama. She became the first African American woman to travel in space.

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"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." Quote Bio Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.  ( July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004 ) was a Swiss-born psychiatrist and author. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, one of triplets.  She is the author of the book "On Death and Dying"

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"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." Quote Bio Ella Jane Fitzgerald  (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) also known as the “1 st Lady of Song” and "Lady Ella," was an American jazz and popular song vocalist. Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia.

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"Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression." Quote Bio Margaret Higgins Sanger Slee  (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist and the founder of Planned Parenthood. Sanger was born in Corning, New York.

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"If you think somebody cares about you and believes your life is worth saving, how can you give up?" Quote Bio Geraldine Anne Ferraro  (born August 26, 1935) is an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician and first female candidate for Vice President in 1984. Ferraro was born in Newburg, New York.

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"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose." Quote Bio Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi   (19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) First female Prime Minister of the Republic of India for 3 consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination in 1984.

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"I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion." Quote Bio Billie Jean King  ( née   Moffitt ; born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a former professional tennis player . She won 12 Grand Slam singles titles , 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles , and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles .She is married to Lawrence King.

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"The best protection any woman can have...is courage." Quote Bio   Elizabeth Cady Stanton  ( November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902… Johnstown, New York ) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman’s movement. Elizabeth was the eighth of 11 children.

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"I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet." Quote Bio  Susan Brownell Anthony  ( February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906. Born and raised in West Grove ) was a prominent American Civil Rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women’s rights  movement to introduce women’s suffrage in USA.

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"Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit." Quote Bio   Helena Rubinstein  ( December 25, 1870 – April 1, 1965. Born Chaja Rubinstein, the eldest of eight children ), a Polish cosmetics industrialist, founder and eponym of H. Rubinstein, Inc., It made her one of the world's richest women. Married an American journalist Edward William Titus in London.

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"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world--that I am able to change it in positive ways." Quote Bio Maxine Hong Kingston  ( Chinese American; born October 27, 1940 in Stockton, California to first generation Chinese immigrants. ) is an author and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1962 Maxine married Earl Kingston, an actor

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Quote Bio   Audrey Hepburn  ( 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993. Born in Ixelles, Belgium as Audrey Kathleen Ruston. ) British actress and humanitarian. Studied ballet, worked as a photographer’s model and later took on an acting carrier becoming one of the most successful film actresses in the world winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for her performance in the film Roman Holiday . “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  Quote Bio Maya Angelou  ( born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 St. Louis, Missouri ) is an African American autobiographer and poet who has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer. I feel that our praise should be extended to all WOMEN worldwide for they too, have at times, quoted something worthy in their life.

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