Today 8th of March is the International Women’s Day. This is a day to commemorate women and their struggle for equality everywhere. History has give us few but unmistakeable great women that, with their example, showed us that genre shouldn’t cut your ambitions short.


Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1937?)

First female pilot that crossed the Atlantic on a solo flight. She fough for women’s rights and, thanks to her many aviation records, she got a hard-won respect from her peers. She disappeared when trying to circumnavigate the Earth, a tragic end that turned her life into a legend.

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Catherine The Great (1729 – 1796)

The empress revitalized the country, expanded it’s borders, promoted education and turned Russia into a great nation. Her reign begun dramatically after the assassination of her husband, and she would become the longest ruling empress in Russian history.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie (1866 – 1934)

An exceptional scientist in a man’s world. She won both the Physics and Chemistry Nobel Prizes and was the first female teacher on the University of Paris. Her legacy is impressive, though she is best know for her discovery of radioactivity.



Pharaoh-Queen Hatshepsut (1508 b.C. – 1458 b.C.)

So uncomfortable for the Egyptians was that there ever ruled a female pharaoh that, after her death, they increasingly erased all memories of her rule and her name was erased from the list of Kings. Only on the 19th Century, did archeologists bring back from oblivion her name and achievements.


Nannerl MozartMarianne Mozart (1751 – 1829)

Mozart had a sister that performed with him while growing up. She was considered a best performer and, for a while, was even the lead. But, as her brother kept on with his musical career she was forced to marry and become the wife that the custom dictated. Her composition, praised by her brother on their letters, were lost. Or maybe not, and some of those celebrated Mozart masterpieces are assigned to the wrong sibling.