women-empowermentGirls Empowerment itself elaborates that Social Rights, Political Rights, Economic Stability, judicial power and all other rights should be also equal to women.There should be no discrimination between men and lady. Women should there basic and social rights which they get once they born.

Girls have affected the history of humanity and every element of their lives. Be it the effective Queen Cleopatra who uttered the responsibility of ruling a kingdom from her adolescent years, the gentle Mumtaz, who forced Emperor Shah Jahan to make among the marvels of the planet, the iconic Taj Mahal, or Amelia Bloomer, whose zeal in advocating sensible wear ladies, is the reason why pants have become an accepted element of apparel for girls, it’s true that a number of girls have just rewritten history.

Whether we understand it or not, moms have a fantastic effect on the lives of the kids.

Here is a famous quote from Thomas Alva Edison: “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.”

The creations of Edison have altered how we live and that he unexpectedly attributed his victory to his mommy. There are plenty of tales of great men and women who’ve quoted the girls in their own lives as the primary reason behind their successes.

Though some girls stayed in the background and greatly impacted our history, certain girls were set in the spotlight because of their remarkable actions. These girls have remained a source of inspiration through the years to everybody.

Within this article, I’ve chosen ten girls who have changed history and abandoned their incontrovertible mark on our own lives. This article features famous personalities from different walks of life. Their lives are radically different from one another and yet they have one common feature, which is their intellectual soul. They’ve definitely changed the way people believe and shaped our own history in their own manner.

That I also have included famous quips and intriguing incidents from the lives of those ten lovely girls in this article. These absolutely intriguing women have undoubtedly, left their stamp on the history. So, settle into a fantastic read and prepare yourself to be motivated!

Amelia Earhart: Woman of the Skies

  • Real Name: Amelia Mary Earhart
  • Birth Place: Kanas, United States
  • Birth Year: 1897
  • Field of Popularity: Aviation

Amelia’s Flying Career:

Nearly a decade after Amelia watched her first aeroplane, she attended a stunt-flying exhibition with a buddy. Here, a pilot saw her watching the series from an isolated clearing and dove at her. Although she felt a mix of dread and excitement, she remained on the spot. Afterwards, Amelia reported that “I did not understand it at the moment, but I feel that small red aeroplane explained something to me personally as it swished by.”

After this incident, Amelia Earhart put her heart on flying and there was nothing that could prevent. She defied many financial obstacles and prejudices to achieve success in aviation. Amelia used to state that “The woman who will create her own job is the girl who will win fortune and fame.”

Amelia Earhart started taking flying lessons in January 1921 and in six months she managed to save enough cash to buy a second-hand, two-seater Kinner Airster aeroplane. She set her first women’s record by climbing to 14,000 feet flying on this aeroplane. Amelia married a prominent book writer, George Putnam, in 1931, also called her marriage a “dual partnership” to assert her independence.

Amelia Earhart’s coverage, “The best means to do it is to get it done”, provides insight into how she functioned in her life. She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic and set a world record.

Amelia Earhart also gave speeches about flying along with women’s rights aside from composing motivational books linked to her flying experiences. Although flying was interesting, she faced financial hardships and found it hard to handle the expenses of her pricey passion. She had to sell her original aeroplane, but still, she never left flying.

Her Death:

Amelia’s navigator, Fred Noonan, is known to have said he’d tackle such feats such as flying around the planet just with Amelia Earhart because she “in addition to being a fine companion and pilot, she can take hardship, as well as a man, and work like you.”

Amila’s word “[women] must pay for everything… They do get more glory than men of similar feats. But also, girls get more notoriety if they wreck”, rang true, when in June 1937, Earhart took off from Miami, Florida aiming to circumnavigate the planet, but mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific. After two years, she was officially declared dead.

Inspiration:

Personally, Amelia Earhart has validated our expectation that girls can achieve astounding achievement in male-dominated fields also and I am certain that she has been inspiring countless girls to not give up on their dreams even when they face financial barriers, sex bias and other setbacks.

Interesting Facts:

  • » Amelia Earhart was called ‘Millie’ by her sister.
  • » She painted her first plane in bright yellow and called it The Canary.
  • » Amelia Earhart was called “Lady Lindy” after another famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh.
  • » A lighthouse is built in memory of Amelia Earhart on Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Mother Teresa: The Embodiment of Mercy

  • Real Name: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
  • Birth Place: Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Birth Year: 1910
  • Field of Popularity: Humanitarianism

The Divine Call:

In 1946, Mother Teresa said that she obtained a “call within a call” while she was travelling to Darjeeling on her yearly retreat and decided to serve the “poorest of the poor” individuals. But because she took the vow of obedience, she couldn’t leave the convent without permission. She waited for a couple of decades and after much calling, she had been granted permission by the regional Archbishop to pursue her desire to serve the poor people from their convent.

In August 1948, Mother Teresa clad in a simple blue-bordered white saree stepped out of the convent and began helping individuals living in slums. She explained her feelings when she came out of this convent, which was that she’d known for two years in the following phrases: “I experienced a strong sense of loss and almost of fear that was difficult to conquer” And she overcame her fear throughout her love for people to fulfil her mission of helping the poor. She took medical training to assist the destitute.

Mother Teresa started a school for the poor, at a little hut, and went on house calls to help ill people. Within a short while, many people started to volunteer and assist her and donations started coming in. Mother Teresa opened a house for dying abandoned people to take good care of them.

Her Death:

Mother Teresa received many awards in her lifetime including the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian works. After several years of declining health, Mother Teresa passed away on September 5, 1997. Until her last days, she continued serving her mission of assisting the poor.

Inspiration:

Mother Teresa explained that “Not many of us can do great things. But we could do little things with great love”. She taught us that a small action we perform with love makes a fantastic effect and makes our world a better place to live like she’s done.

The merciful mother has shown us the way by showing love making the world a far lovable place. And we could do it also, one kind act at a time.

Interesting Facts:

  • » Mother Teresa received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Ronald Reagan.
  • » Albanian airport has been named Aeroporti Nene Tereza in honour of Mother Teresa.
  • » Mother Teresa was beatified in 2003 by the Catholic Church.
  • » She refused the traditional Nobel banquet, instead requested for the funds to be used to help the poor in India.

Florence Nightingale: Lady with the Lamp

  • Real Name: Florence Nightingale
  • Birth Place: Florence, Italy
  • Birth Year: 1820
  • Field of Popularity: Healthcare

Nursing Career:

At age seventeen, she said that she received a call from God asking her to do ‘His service.’

Although Florence didn’t understand what the ceremony was, she knew that the affluent lifestyle she had been appreciating would need to be left behind. She started spending time by visiting the poor and sick men and women. In 1845, the village of Wellow, that was close to her home, endured a wave of Influenza. Florence nursed many of the affected people on their deathbeds. By this time, she realized her telephone was to nurse sick people, but her mom than her choice to become a nurse. Florence’s mother thought that nurses came from lower classes of this society and that profession was not suited to her daughter.

Florence courted Richard Miles for some time but did not marry him. Later, Milnes married Annabella Crowe. They stayed friends with Florence Nightingale and were her loyal supporters. After Florence nursed her great-aunt in her last illness, her mother eventually relented and converted her aunt’s home into a nursing home. However, this did not pacify Florence. She moved on to get trained professionally and then started to nurse sick men and women.

In October 1854, she abandoned for Scutari, Turkey taking thirty-eight girls with her to help serve the war casualties. Along with her team of physicians, Florence enhanced sanitation in the base camp that radically improved the health of these soldiers. In the evenings, she made her rounds using a lamp to lighten her path and also nursed the soldiers, earning her the nickname, “The Lady with the Lamp”. For the next two years, Florence led the nursing attempts at English military associations in Scutari.

In the Crimean war camp, Florence observed that many patients were dying because of incorrect medication, improper sanitation, and wrong gear. She wrote in detail about how a hospital ought to be constructed, maintained and furnished. Her writings have ignited huge health reforms throughout the globe, and hospitals from a number of nations sought her approval.

With the funds she received as a benefit against the Queen for her royal job, in 1860, Florence Nightingale established the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital to instruct women in nursing and also to encourage them to pursue the noble profession. Her books on sanitation and nursing have been published and widely employed.

Her Death:

Florence Nightingale received many awards for her outstanding work such as the German order of the Cross of Merit and the French gold medal of Secours aux Blessés Militaires. In age ninety, Florence Nightingale passed away in London on August 13, 1910.

Inspiration:

Florence Nightingale said, “Mankind should make heaven before we could ‘go to heaven’, in this world as in almost any other”. She was devoted to her cause rather than cared for the distress she faced while nursing others back to wellness. Florence firmly believed in helping others and making a heaven on earth with her empathy. It is really admirable that a person from a wealthy household has shattered the social challenges and sacrificed so much to help people live.

Interesting Facts:

  • » Florence Nightingale’s mother said that their summer home ‘Lea Hurst’ was inadequate with “only 15 bedrooms”.
  • » Her family home was in Embley Park; it was a large estate in Hampshire.
  • » Florence Nightingale’s birthday is also the ‘International Nurses Day’.
  • » She was very skilled at mathematics and used this knowledge to present nursing statistics and information graphically.

Queen Lakshmibai: The Woman of Valor

  • Real Name: Manikarnika Tambe
  • Birth Place: Varanasi, India
  • Birth Year: 1835
  • Field of Popularity: Queen of Jhansi

Queen of Jhansi:

In May 1842, Manikarnika married Raja Gangadhar Rao, who had been the ruler of this kingdom of Jhansi. After marriage, she had been called Rani Lakshmibai. Back in 1851, the royal couple had a son called Damodar Rao, but the baby died before he was four weeks old. Raja Gangadhar Rao also fell sick after a year and they adopted the son of the Raja’s cousin. He Damodar Rao was renamed by them. Raja Gangadhar Rao passed away on November 21, 1853.

Though the Queen was just around eighteen years old at that time, she courageously took over the fantastic duty of judgment the princely state of Jhansi. The fiery queen ruled Jhansi wisely and formed a loyal troop of soldiers to guard the kingdom against its enemies.

On March 17, 1854, the British, that colonized India at that moment, tried to seize charge of the kingdom of Jhansi. The Governor-General, Lord Dalhousie, stated that the Doctrine of Lapse ought to be followed closely. He said that the kingdom doesn’t have a valid heir through the royal couple legally adopted Damodar Rao. Rani Lakshmibai did not agree to deliver her realm to the British rule.

The Queen of Jhansi became a symbol of resistance in the first Freedom motion of India. The Sepoy Mutiny began in 1857 in many areas throughout India and also the Queen Lakshmibai also took part in the motion, and rebelled against the British rule. She practised swordfight, shooting and horse-riding every day because of her daily routine. Rani Lakshmibai formed a set of warriors, which comprised not just men, but also women warriors and went right into a fierce conflict with the British soldiers.

Her Death:

British General, Sir Hugh Rose, formerly commented about Rani Lakshmibai who “of the mutineers the bravest and the best commander was that the Rani of Jhansi”. In March 1858, Sir Hugh Rose coordinated another attack against Jhansi. Even though the Queen fought bravely, her troops were outnumbered and she had to flee from Jhansi with her son. Queen Lakshmibai took shelter from the fort of Gwalior after shooting over Gwalior with the help of her ally Tatya Tope. Again the British attacked Gwalior along with a gory battle ensued. The fiery queen fought before death and heroically sacrificed her life on June 18, 1858, from the battle for liberty of the kingdom.

Inspiration:

At the times, when a woman was treated as inferior to man, Rani Lakshmibai ruled a kingdom and earned praise from her subjects as well as the grudging respect of the British. She is a role model to all young girls to be brave in the middle of adversity and to value self-respect. Her resourcefulness, bravery and valour inspire us to take actions boldly.

Stone sculptures revealing Rani Lakshmibai in the battle along with her son strapped to her spine are installed at Jhansi and Gwalior in memory of her. They don’t neglect to instil amazement at anybody who has to sight them. The fiery queen proved beyond doubt that girls cannot be confined to rule a kitchen and that girls can rule even a kingdom.

Interesting Facts:

  • » Rani Lakshmibai’s nickname was ‘Manu’.
  • » She was given the name Lakshmibai after the Hindu goddess of wealth.
  • » Queen Lakshmibai was a great equestrian and also a good judge of horses.
  • » Her favourite horse was called ‘Badal.’

Marie Curie: The Woman of Science

  • Real Name: Maria Salomea Sklodowska
  • Birth Place: Warsaw, Poland
  • Birth Year: 1867
  • Field of Popularity: Science

Science Career:

Girls weren’t allowed to study at the University of Warsaw. Maria had to work her way to cover her research. Following six years, in 1891, Maria joined the university in France and changed her name to match in. She struggled and fainted due to hunger. Marie tried to make money by tutoring after her courses each day.

Back in 1894, Marie met with Pierre Curie, who was a physicist, and a year later they got married. In 1895, Marie was fascinated with X-rays discovered by the German physicist, Wilhelm Roentgen also started her studies in that region. In February 1896, Antoine Henri Becquerel, a scientist discovered the phenomenon of radioactivity. Marie Curie and her husband curious although his findings were not pursued by Henri. Marie Curie coined the term ‘radioactivity’ to describe the phenomenon.

The Curie couple discovered two radioactive elements, radium and polonium and started research. They tried to extract radium and polonium, to present their discovery more charge. But this task was arduous and took more time than anticipated and exposed them. Soon it was found that radiology is beneficial to physicians and may be utilized in curing cancer.

Pierre Curie died in a street accident in 1906. Marie Curie was full of grief and afterwards said “Life is not easy for us, but what of that? She continued her study and was able to isolate pure radium in 1910, but she became quite sick due to high vulnerability to radiation.

Her Death:

Marie Curie was the first woman professor at the University of Paris. She was the first woman to receive two Nobel Prizes in Science. Madame Curie passed off because of overexposure to radiation July 4, 1934.

Inspiration:

Although she was poisoned by her own work, Madame Curie never stopped her research. Even Marie Curie continued their job showing her decision. She is inspirational and has given a meaning to service. She contributed to the risk of her life. Because of her findings, there are effective treatments for cancer. Humanity is indebted to this fantastic soul.

Interesting Facts:

  • » Madame Curie’s nickname was ‘Manya’.
  • » The great scientist Albert Einstein was a good friend of Madame Curie.
  • » Madame Curie’s first daughter, Irene also won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • » Radioactivity is measured in units called ‘curie’.

Women empowerment means emancipation of women from the grips of societal, economic, political, caste and gender-based discrimination. It means granting women the freedom. Women empowerment does not imply ‘women’ instead it signifies replacing patriarchy with parity.

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