Inspirational women in different fields

Women’s Equality Day 2022: Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26, the day that coincides with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in the US, which gives women the right to vote. This day is dedicated to uplifting and empowering women, as well as celebrating how far women have come in defying all odds.

As we commemorate Women’s Equality Day, let us remember the quotes of some inspiring women who have led the way and achieved enormous success, becoming role models for future generations.

  • Mother Teresa: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love,” said Mother Teresa, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Her goal was to care for those who had no one to care for them. She founded the Missionaries of Charity where she worked tirelessly towards her goal until her ill health. Her deteriorating condition forced her to resign in March 1997, after which she expired in September of the same year.
  • Kalpana Chawla: “If you want to do something, it doesn’t matter what position you’re in,” said Kalpana Chawla, who was the first woman of Indian descent to travel to space. She was an Indian-born American astronaut and mechanical engineer who flew on the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and lead robotic arm operator.
  • Kiran Bedi: “If I could, I would never walk. I would just jog or better still run,” said Kiran Bedi, who was the first woman to join the Indian Police Service. She has also implemented numerous reforms to protect women. She will forever be an inspiration to many aspiring civil servants in India.
  • Indra Nooji: “An important attribute of success is being yourself. Never hide what makes you you,” said Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, an Indian-American businesswoman best known as the CEO and chairman of PepsiCo. She has consistently ranked in the top 100 most powerful women in the world and was ranked the second most powerful woman on Fortune’s list in 2015 and 2017. She is also a member of the boards of Amazon and the International Cricket Council.
  • Arundhati Roy: “Shame on the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds,” said Arundhati Roy, an Indian author best known for her novel The God of Small Things. The book won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 1997. He is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.
  • Neerja Bhanot: Do your duty, come what may. Never tolerate any injustice and never compromise self-respect,” said Neerja Bhanot, the 22-year-old flight attendant who, in 1986, saved hundreds of passengers on Pan Am Flight 73 after he was hijacked in Karachi. She received the Ashoka Chakra from India and the Tamgha-e-Pakistan from Pakistan posthumously. While she was helping passengers use an emergency exit, she was shot to death just two days shy of her 23rd birthday.
  • Shakuntala Devi: “What is mathematics? It’s just a systematic effort to solve puzzles posed by nature,” said Shakuntala Devi, known as ‘Human Computer’ because of her skills in large mental calculations. In 1982 she showed that she could multiply two 13-digit numbers in 28 seconds by showing how to do it. Her performance earned her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Despite Devi setting the record on June 18, 1980 at Imperial College London, the record was only recognized posthumously on July 30, 2020.
  • Indira Gandhi: “The power to question is the foundation of all human progress,” said Indira Gandhi, who was India’s first and only female Prime Minister to date. She was India’s second longest serving female prime minister from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 until her assassination in October 1984. Gandhi’s political intransigence and unprecedented centralization of power during her time as prime minister are well known. She waged war against Pakistan in support of the East Pakistan movement for the war of independence.
  • Mary Kom: “The truth is, the harder you fight, the sweeter the rewards in the end,” said Mary Kom, an Indian Olympic boxer who made waves in international sports by becoming world champion in amateur boxing a record six times. She is the only Indian boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics where she won a bronze medal in the flyweight division (51 kg) and the first Indian boxer to win an Asian Games gold medal in Incheon, South Korea. her, in 2014. She is also the first Indian female boxer to win gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
  • Marie Curie: “Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas,” said Marie Curie, who was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize, not just once, but twice. She influenced the direction of science and medicine. Due to her discoveries of two powerful elements, polonium and radium, most cancers and other diseases are now potentially curable. Despite coming from a low-income family, Marie Curie, later known as Madam Curie, forged her own path to help humanity. She is an excellent role model for those who want to achieve something in life despite the lack of resources.
  • Malala Yousafzai: “When the whole world is silent, even a single voice becomes powerful,” said Malala, who is the world’s youngest Nobel Prize winner at the age of 17. She is well known for her human rights advocacy, in particular for the education of women and children in her home state of Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where the Pakistani Taliban have occasionally banned girls from attending school. Advocacy for her has become an international movement and she has become the “most prominent citizen” of Pakistan, according to former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
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