Now a day’s women are not the backward class in the society. They have snatched a respectable place for them in their own capabilities. Women equal in all aspect in civil society. From home making to war, politics to acting, education to sports women have made their foot print firm enough. In every sector of present world they play their role as a deciding figure.
10. Mia Farrow
United Nations Children’s Fund Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow is an American actress and activist. In 2008 she was named one of the most influential people in the globe.
She was born on February 9, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She started her career as a fashion model and then became a successful actress. Afterward she started movement to save human rights. Mia is involved to raise awareness and support against polio in Africa and Asia. Her continuous effort to save humanities has made her recognized and adorable woman.
9. Angelina Jolie
One of the most beautiful and versatile actress of present world Angelina Jolie is perhaps admired for not only her acting skills but also for her charitable work. She is UN’s Refugees Goodwill Ambassador.
Jolie was born on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. The very successful actress gained her worldwide popularity with many blockbuster films. Apart from her glamorous world Jolie is a great philanthropist. She works for refugees and their rights. She raises funds and awareness for human rights, women rights and child education. Recently she has started campaigning for breast cancer.
For her philanthropic efforts, she has won the Citizen of the World Award from UN.
8. J.K. Rowling
The British writer, novelist, and film producer J.K. Rowling is one of the most recognizable names in the modern world. She is one of the richest novelists in the world.
She faced divorce, miscarriage, poverty and mental illness in her young age. But fighting with all those nightmares she has established herself as a successful novelist and one of the most favored writers among the children. Rowling’s novel teaches children about friendship, will power, honesty which she has been taught by her life. Her life is truly an inspiring for all those people who are fighting with failure and depression.
7. Indra Nooyi
Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi is is an Indian American business executive. She is one of the top rankers in World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.
She was born in a Tamil family on 28 October 1955 in Chennai, India. Nooyi graduated in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Madras and earned the MBA degree from IIM Kolkata.
She started her career with Boston Consulting Group and then joined Motorola. Nooyi’s career actually took off after joining the PepsiCo. She started to introduce pesticide free soft drink to make it healthier. She has been awarded and recognised worldwide for her corporate skill as well as social responsibilities.
6. Aung San Suu Kyi
The Burmese politician, diplomat of Mayanmer Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the most respected women figure in present world.
She was born on 19 June 1945 in Yangon, Mayanmer. She studied abroad and after returning Mayanmer, she started nonviolent movement to achieve democracy and human rights. For her restless protest, she was arrested and spent 15 years behind the bars. After became free she served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar and Minister of the President’s Office.
Suu Kyi won Nobel Prize for her constant effort to maintain and spread peace.
5. Hillary Clinton
The American politician Hillary Clinton is one the most influential politician in present day’s international politics. She was also a well-known advocate.
Hillary was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, U.S. She was graduated in political science from Wellesley College, US. Later she became the first lady of United States and also took a major role in her husband Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. Afterward she became a full time politician and elected to Senate. She holds the office of United States Secretary of State during Obama Government successfully. Hillary contested in US national election as nominee for President of the United States for the Democratic Party.
4. Melinda Gates
The American philanthropist Melinda Gates is famous for her charity work in all over the world.
The former Microsoft employee and wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates is one of the most charitable woman in the world right now.
Melinda was born on August 15, 1964 in in Dallas, Texas. From Duke University she earned bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics. She started her professional career in Microsoft. She and her husband have founded Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, through which she started funding for various sectors. She spends millions for educational causes, various life threatening diseases, to help farmers and poor or marginal people. She was honoured by US president Barack Obama and won Presidential Medal of Freedom for her philanthropic efforts.
3. Malala Yousafzai
The Pakistani activist for female education, Malala Yousafzai is one of the most admired women of right now. The youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate is restless to rescue the right to education for women.
Yousafzai was borne on 12 July 1997 in Pakistan. She started writing blogs under pseudonym in BBC Urdu website about her days in Swat under Taliban ruling. After revealing her identity, she was attacked by Taliban gunman. Recovering from a critical condition she became the activist for the right-to-right, especially female education. She won numerous national and international awards and honours for her restless fight for deprived women.
2. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey best known for highest-rated television program The Oprah Winfrey Show is an American media proprietor, actress and philanthropist. In American history, she is the greatest philanthropist of black ethnicity.
The richest Afro-American was born on January 29, 1954 in a poor backward family in rural Mississippi, US. In her childhood she had gone through many bad dreams including molestation, teenage pregnancy and family violence. Fighting with all those she became an honours graduate a full scholarship to Tennessee State University. She started working in a local black radio station and from here her journey as a media person started.
Afterward she started working in popular news channels and became famous after hosting the talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. She founded the American television channel, Oprah Winfrey Network.
She has been named in one of the most powerful women’s list. Oprah has spent billions for educational causes and orphanage welfare.
1. Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany and also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union is regarded as the most powerful woman in the world.
The former research scientist was borne in 1954, in Hamburg, West Germany. She was a student of Physics and earned the doctorate degree in quantum chemistry. The meritorious scholar turned into a full time politician after the fall of the Berlin Wall. She joined the Democratic Awakening party and started campaigning. She started her career as the deputy spokesperson with the political party Christian Democratic Union. In 1990, Merkel stood for election and was elected. After that she had served as minister in different ministries.
Merkel won the national election in 2005 and elected as the Chancellor of Germany. Since then she has taken a major role in international politics and fighting to build a multicultural society in Germany.
Today women are not only the home maker but also the nation maker as well. They are stepping forward with credibility, pride and honour. Women are also taking part in every work, in every aspects of social life. They engaged themselves in parts of life and they are performing well. For this reason we got so many brilliant lady scholars, scientists, politicians, actress etc.