Women Empowerment: A brief history



Do you ever think whether you have chosen the right people to idealize? Are they your ideals because of their immortal strength, their firm belief in themselves, the impression of their work that connects straight to your heart or are you worshiping the god of glam, money and power – the artificial beauty. You should be cautious while making a choice because someday you might be an ideal for the next generation.

Empowered Women-we usually hear about empowered women all around us, how they fought for their rights and won battles. While thinking about it, your list needs to be enriched with role models from the history, especially from the time when women strengthening was a basic issue. There are hundreds of examples of women regarded as the most renowned female personalities and a few are highlighted below:

Amelia Mary Earhart: She was the first female aviator to fly solo over the atlantic ocean . She was a medical student but once she visited an airplane and got the chance to take a flight that changed her life completely. She worked as a photographer, a truck driver, and a stenographer and managed to save $1,000 for flying lessons. Her commitment towards her work contributed to her success. Earhart flew the Airster to an altitude of 14,000 feet (4,300 m), setting a world record for female pilots. Her death was a shock for people around the world as it was the first incident of its kind.

Elizabeth Blackwell: She was the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States and the first female doctor. She was a dedicated public health advocate and social reformer, Blackwell changed the course of modern medicine, pioneering hospitals and medical colleges for women in the United States and England. She is also the first woman to have her name entered on the Medical Register of the United Kingdom.



Savitribai Jyotirao Phule: She was an Indian social reformer and a poet. She is known as the first female poet, who strived and with the power of writing, she established the sense of poetry among the world.



Vigdís Finnbogadóttir: She was the world’s first democratically elected female president (Iceland), she also remains the longest-serving elected female head of state of any country to date. She had as her motto, “Never let the women down.” She is also a role model for young women.



Artemisia Gentileschi: She is one of the world’s most famous painters, she contributed to this field when there were no sources and ways for it. Her work is still an inspiration for young painters.



Anne Bradstreet:  She is the first writer in England’s North American colonies to be published. She had her own way of writing which made her different, and women all over the world steal strength and courage from her words.



The list of empowered women is never ending.  Women around the orb have contributed in providing platforms for us because over the past few decades, women empowerment was majorly hindered by the domineering personalities around them. But now, look at “women” stamping blueprints in every field, in every part of the world.  Women are marking workplaces from grounds to the corporate level: teachers, activists and writers who are contributing in forming and shaping lives.

Written by S. Shamama


1 comment

  1. Kiran Ashraf 14 March, 2018 at 19:26 Reply

    There are innumerable women from the past and present making us proud. Thank you for listing some of them. Its good knowledge for people who don’t know about them much. Thank you.

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