If Helen of Troy had launched thousands of ships, these amazing women have left their imprints in our society.
How many women do we know of today who have changed the course of our history? Ever since the world began, there are some pretty women of bravery, sophistication, knowledge, and compassion that contributed a lot and have moulded our society. And these women have changed the world in more ways that we can ever imagine.
Who are they? From curing diseases to fighting women’s rights, these are the 10 of the amazing women in history who changed our world forever.
1. Margaret Hamilton
Margaret Hamilton is an American Scientist who invented the modern concept of software – onboard flight software for the Apollo Space program. With her invention of the software, her codes enabled humans to complete a successful moonlanding mission.
2. Marie Curie
This two-time Nobel Prize winner, whose work has led to the discovery of two elements – Polonium and Radium, and the further study of radiation that was inspired by Henry Becquerel. Marie Curie and her husband Pierre Curie performed their brilliant researches and analyses while undertaking teaching to earn a livelihood.
During World War 1, the quiet, unassuming and dignified Mme. Curie promoted the use of radium to alleviate the suffering of wounded soldiers and have them undergo surgery as soon as possible. After quick study of radiology, she procured x-ray equipments and produced hollow needles containing “radium emanation” to be used for sterilising infected tissues. With this breakthrough, she became the director of Red Cross Radiology Service and set up France’s first Radiology centre.
3. Eliza Zamfirescu
Though men have dominated the Engineering technology, let’s honour the first woman who became the 1st female engineer in Europe. Eliza Zamfirescu came from a family of engineers. Even though she experienced rejection and was not accepted by the School of Bridges and Roads in Bucharest, she was welcomed by the Royal Academy of Technology in Berlin.
Zamfirescu lead several geological analyses laboratories and she also participated in many major field studies of new resources like coal, shale, natural gas, chromium, bauxite and copper. Madame Eliza also teaches Physics and Chemistry. She is regarded as the first female member of A.G.I.R. (General Association of Romanian Engineers) and of International Association of University Women.