It's Women's History Month and I'm celebrating with a look at some incredible women who have made a difference in our world. From trailblazers in science to champions for social justice, these women inspire us to be our best selves.
First up, we have Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of radioactivity. In 1903, she became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and she went on to win another in 1911. We celebrate Marie Curie as “brilliant” for being a trailblazer, and for her dedication to her work which has inspired many. She remains a role model for women in STEM fields.
We celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the former Supreme Court Justice who was known for her tireless advocacy for gender equality, as “resilient”. RBG overcame many obstacles and challenges throughout her career, including gender discrimination and health issues. Despite these challenges, she remained steadfast in her commitment to fighting for women's rights, including arguing landmark cases before the Supreme Court. Her legacy continues to inspire women in law and beyond.
And, some women who are making a difference today:
We have Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate who advocates for girls' education. At just 17 years old, Malala survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban because of her outspoken support for girls' education. Since then, she has continued to speak out for the rights of girls around the world and has become a symbol of hope for young women everywhere. We dub her “fearless”. Malala has demonstrated immense courage and determination in advocating for girls' education, even in the face of violence and threats to her own safety.
Next, we have Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has brought global attention to the urgent need for action on climate change. She is “fierce” - showing unwavering dedication and passion in her advocacy for climate action and environmental justice. She has fearlessly spoken truth to power, challenging world leaders and inspiring millions of people around the globe to take action to address the climate crisis. Her fierce determination and commitment to her cause have made her a powerful force for change.
And finally, we have Michelle Obama, a champion of women's empowerment who has worked tirelessly to promote gender equality, education, and health care for women and girls. She has also spoken out against gender-based violence and advocated for women's representation in leadership positions. Michelle Obama has used her platform to inspire and encourage women to become leaders in their communities and to pursue their goals and dreams. She is "empowered", and empowering others.
These women, and so many others, have made incredible contributions to our world and inspire us to strive for a better future. So this Women's History Month, let's celebrate their achievements and continue to work towards a world where women have equal opportunities and rights.