There are many inspiring role models around the globe, but the following list of 5 women is a good place to start.

Malala Yousafzai

Young activist Malala Yousafzai, 21, founded the Malala Fund to promote girls’ education. She published a blog post about how women in Pakistan were denied access to education during the Taliban era when she was just eleven years old. At the tender age of 15, a Taliban gunman shot this young campaigner.

Mary Kom

Mary Kom, an Indian Olympic boxer, has won the title of World Amateur Boxing six times. She has broken barriers for female boxers by winning medals in each of the last seven world championships.

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi, India’s first female prime minister, is credited with transforming her nation into a democracy. This leader didn’t let obstacles, like being kicked out of the political party, stop her from realizing her objective.

Instead, she started a new party and rose to prominence as global inspiration.

Oprah Winfrey

Another person to look up to who offered minorities and ordinary people a platform to express themselves to the world is Oprah Winfrey. She gave individuals the chance to get to know people who were different from them but who shared the commonality of being human.

Belinda Wright

Belinda Wright, who was born in Kolkata and is the executive director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India, works to stop the poaching of wild animals. She started taking pictures of wildlife and has helped preserve hundreds of animals.

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