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10 Most inspirational women of all time

8th day of March is the International Women's Day which commemorates the movement for women's rights. Therefore, in this article, we will pay special attention to the most inspirational and powerful women in history. Those who changed the world and made it a better place. Let's begin!

1. Princess Diana
Princess Diana was a member of the British royal family as the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne. She was the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. Everybody loved her, she was so-called "people's princess". She paid a lot of attention and devotion to charity work. What's more, she was leading a Nobel Peace-Prize-winning campaign against landmines. "Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back." - nowadays, Princess Diana's words are still valid and will surely be in the future.

2. Coco Chanel

Our next protagonist, which is Coco Chanel, was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and namesake of the Chanel brand so popular nowadays. She had a mother who was a laundrywoman and father who was a market stall holder. Ever before becoming one of the biggest influencers in the fashion industry, Chanel was a hat maker and also a club singer. One of her quotes is as follows: "Fashion fades, only style remains the same."

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3. Michelle Obama

The next one, Michelle Obama, is an American lawyer and writer who was First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African American First Lady. She grew up in 1-bedroom-apartment located in Chicago and went to study at Princeton and Harvard. After Jackie Kennedy, she is perceived as the most fashionable woman. Nowadays, Mrs. Obama is working on a campaign which tries to fight with childhood obesity, the big problem in the USA.

4. Helena Rubinstein

Helena Rubinstein was a Polish-American businesswoman, art collector, and philanthropist. A cosmetics entrepreneur, she was the founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein Incorporated cosmetics company, which made her one of the richest women in the world. She emigrated to Australia back in 1902 with no money and no English command. After that, she became the founder of one of the world's first cosmetic companies when she mixed lanolin, the grease found in merino sheep wool, with scented flowers. Here's one of her quotes: "Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."

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5. Billie Jean King

"Billie Jean is not my lover, she's just a girl who claims that I am the one, but the kid is not my son" - sings Michael Jackson. Many people might have thought that it is about her. Who knows... Billie Jean King is the US tennis legend who won as many as 20 Wimbledon titles. In addition, she beat Bobby Riggs back in 1973 for a prize of $100,000 in "The Battle of the se*es". Her quote for today is: "I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn't win that match. It would ruin the women's tour and affect all women's self-esteem."

6. Marie Skłodowska-Curie

Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice as well as the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. Moreover, she was the first ever female professor at the University of Paris. As she said: "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."

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7. Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa, born in 1910, was a winner of the Nobel Prize in 1979. No wonder, since she took care of those who had no care and were in need. She worked until the end of her power to help those who neede help. This led her to many health issues such as two heart attacks, pneumonia and also malaria. AS a consequence of these illnesses, she passed away 21 years ago, in 1997. "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." ~ Mother Teresa.

8. Margaret Thatcher

As much as she was loved, she was hated by people to the same extent. This was due to some of her controversial policies. But apparently, she never gave up. She was called the 'Iron Lady' because of her style of leadership. She was the first British female Prime Minister, elected in 1979 and also the country's 5th longest ruling leader. "If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."

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9. J.K.Rowling

J.K.Rowling is a British novelist, screenwriter, and producer who is best known for writing the "Harry Potter" fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards and sold more than 400 million copies. She became a multi-millionaire writing books. "It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." ~ J.K Rowling.

10. Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and she were educated privately at home. Elizabeth II has ruled the UK for 60 years now. "I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." - Queen Elizabeth II said.

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