6 Women from 6 Continents Who Inspired gapmuse this Women’s History Month & Beyond

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Wollstonecraft. 

Image of Warrior Woman in honor of Women's History Month

Let’s be honest, life just gets in the way sometimes of doing the things that we love and are most passionate about! For me, that means the inability to publish to this blog regularly and missing out on doing what I love to do the best; educate, inspire, and empower a girl, young woman, or woman somewhere in the world.  But c’est la vie (hey, my high school French pops up every so often!)

That said, I just could’t let Women’s History Month go by without giving a shout out to 6 women from 6 continents who have inspired, empowered, and changed the lives of women in some shape or form even if it meant squeezing it in on the last day of the month. 🙂 Some of these women you may know, while others you will be stoked to discover just like I was.

From finding a cure for a debilitating condition from difficult child birth and teaching women how to care for the environment to championing for women’s rights and fighting for the poor and disadvantaged, these women teach us that despite our circumstances, we are all capable of changing the world for all women everywhere!

As you watch the 6 short video clips of these phenomenal women, I leave you with this quote:

“Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity… If by strength is meant moral power, the woman is immeasurably man’s superior… If non-violence is the law of being, the future is with women…” – Mahatma Ghandi.” 

I hope that you will be inspired as much as I was and empowered to do something that will impact the lives of girls and women around you and beyond. Also,  to learn more about each woman, simply click on her name below for access to her amazing story. 

1. Australia:

Dr. Catherine Hamlin


2. Africa:

Dr. Wangari Maathai


3. North America:

Gloria Steinem


4. South America:

Eva Peron



5. Europe

Mary Wollstonecraft


6. Asia 

Qiu Jin


What about you? Which woman has inspired you during this Women’s History Month? We’d love to hear from you.

Stay inspired!




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