Surrounding ourselves with inspirational women is one of the best ways to ensure our own success. This is a place where we will collect the stories of strong women, some of whom are famous, and some of whom you've probably never heard of.
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Maya Angelou

So true. Hate it has caused a lot of problems in this world but it has not solved one yet -- Maya Angelou

Nancy Wake, a resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis

Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis

"I told the government they could stick their medals where the monkey puts it nuts" - Resistance heroine who led men against the Nazis. Nancy Wake, the Second World War's most decorated woman, died at the age of 98 in

Shirley Chisolm - 1st African American woman to run for President

(Bob Peterson—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) 22 Women From History Who Were 'Firsts' in Their Fields: Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to Congress in 1968 (representing Brooklyn, N.

Sally Ride was the first American female astronaut. Click through for truly inspiring quotes from this incredible woman.

10 Badass Quotes From Sally Ride

Harold Piffard, 'Joan of Arc'. A National shero of France, Joan of Arc led battle troops to free the French from the foreign power of England

Harold Piffard Joan of Arc painting for sale, this painting is available as handmade reproduction. Shop for Harold Piffard Joan of Arc painting and frame at a discount of off.

Jane Wright, a pioneer in the field of oncology.

Jane C. Wright, Pioneering Oncologist, Dies at 93

Jane C. Wright pioneered chemotherapy treatment making it a viable treatment option vs. a last resort, and thus saving lives.

Jane Goodall: ethnologist, environmentalis, and champion of all chimpanzees

Tanzania, A touching moment between primatologist and National Geographic grantee Jane Goodall and young chimpanzee Flint at Tanzania's Gombe Stream Reserve. (Photo by Hugo van Lawick via National Geographic)

Laverne Cox is an actress, writer, producer speaker and transgender advocate, and star of the new series "Orange is the New Black."

Laverne Cox is an actress, writer, producer speaker and transgender advocate. She can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” Her portrayal of the incarcerated Sophia Burset

Comedian, Actress & Activist Roseanne Barr.

These Stars Support Their LGBT Family Members

Sacajawea | | contributions were chronicled by Lewis & Clark in their personal diaries naming Sacajawea as the only person on the expedition who never complained or panicked when confronted with dangerous or devastating circumstances. Level-headed and fierce, she faced each event as it came, contributing significantly to a successful and safe outcome. Sacajawea’s story is one of true courage and inspiration.

Sacajawea, the Shoshone Indian guide to Lewis & Clark. Matt was fascinated with her life!

Petra Kelly: Green Party leader who created a citizen action group centered in Europe to study the connection between cancer and environmental pollution.

Petra Kelly, one of Europe's leading environmental activists of the last 30 years.

The Mother of the Everglades"   Bronze Sculpture "Come Sit With Me" of Marjory Stoneman Douglas - Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden - Miami, Florida. Marjorie Stoneman Douglas ~ the first to advocate for preservation of the Everglades ~ author of "The Everglades: River of Grass"

Sit by me, Marjory Stoneman Douglas - Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden - Miami, Florida Image

Sandra Day O'Conner is the first ever woman appointed to the Supreme Court.

Sandra Day O'Connor Ronald Reagan nominated the first female member of the US Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor, in