Inilah Daftar Top 100 Wanita Yang Paling Inspiratif Dari Seluruh Dunia

Berikut Nama 100 Wanita yang paling inspiratif dan paling layak untuk menjadi inspirasi bagi wanita-wanita lain di dunia

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Burma, November 2010 The Burmese pro-democracy leader who has inspired the world with her non-violent resistance to a brutal dictatorship
  • Michelle Bachelet

    The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet Former president and defence minister of Chile who is now head of UN Women
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland

    Gro Harlem Brundtland A woman with a remarkable CV: former doctor, prime minister of Norway and director of the World Health Organisation
  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton addresses the Munich security conference The US Secretary of State has outlasted her critics to become more popular than ever
  • Harriet Harman

    Harriet Harman. The woman who is deputy leader of the Labour party, shadow deputy prime minister and the first female solicitor general
  • Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of Liberia, responsible for significant debt relief and instigating the investigation of civil war crimes
  • Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde French finance minister – the first woman appointed to that role in a G8 country
  • Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel The Chancellor of Germany who is arguably the most influential female politician in the world
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director of the World Bank The former finance director of Nigeria who is now a managing director of the World Bank
  • Dilma Rousseff

    Dilma Rousseff The teenage socialist guerilla withstood imprisonment and torture and went on to become the first female president of Brazil
  • Margaret Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher in 1983 Like her or loathe her, Britain's first female prime minister made her way in a man's world and changed the way we think of women politicians

  • Franny Armstrong

    Franny Armstrong Filmmaker behind The Age of Stupid, environmental activist and founder of the 10:10 campaign
  • Helen Bamber

    Helen Bamber Founder of Amnesty International and campaigner for human rights
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh

    Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh The founder of Kid's Company, which offers practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children
  • Shami Chakrabarti

    Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty Director of Liberty, barrister and former lawyer for the Home Office
  • Margaret Chan

    Margaret Chan the World Health Organisation Director of the World Health Organisation, battling international viruses, and championing improvements in all of our most pressing diseases
  • Sampat Pal Devi

    Leader of the Gulabi Gang in northern India, an all-women vigilante force
  • Shirin Ebadi

    Shirin Ebadi at a media forum in Germany this month Iran's first female judge, founder of the Human Rights Defenders Centre and the first Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Aparajita Gogoi

    Coordinator of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood in India
  • Lubna Hussein

    Lubna Hussein at the cafe in Khartoum where she was arrested for wearing trousers. Sudanese writer and women's rights campaigner, who asked to go to trial after being arrested for wearing trousers
  • Malalai Joya

    Afghan Member of Parliament Malalai Joya Afghan politician and human rights campaigner who has shown phenomenal courage
  • Wangari Maathai

    Wangari Maathai The Kenyan environmental and political activist who won a Nobel Peace prize for her work with the Green Belt Movement
  • Graca Machel

    Graca Machel Former Mozambican education minister and advocate for the rights of southern African women and children
  • Somaly Mam

    Cambodian anti-sex trafficking campaigner and founder of AFESIP, rescuing women from brothels and supporting their recovery
  • Fatema Mernissi

    Moroccan writer Fatema Mernissi Professor of sociology at Mohammed V University in Rabat
  • Pragna Patel

    Pragna Patel, Chair of Southall Black Sisters Founding member of Southall Black Sisters, a landmark organisation in the history of black and Asian feminism
  • Lisa Robinson

    Civil servant who made a stand and stopped a train carriage of sexist men
  • Nawal El Saadawi

    Nawal El Saadawi Egyptian doctor, psychiatrist, feminist, university lecturer and writer
  • Zainab Salbi

    Iraqi American CEO and founder of Women for Women International
  • Jasvinder Sanghera

    Jasvinder Sanghera Director of Karma Nirvana, a charity helping victims of forced marriages and 'honour' violence
  • Vandana Shiva

    Vandana Shiva Environmentalist and founder of Diverse Women for Diversity
  • Marina Abramovic

    Marina Abramovic with white lamb Yugoslavian Performance artist famed for her gruelling, intimate works that are legendary feats of endurance, self-exposure and risk
  • Marin Alsop

    Marin Alsop One of only a few female conductors and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Kathryn Bigelow

    Kathryn Bigelow First woman to win the Oscar for best director in the 82 years of the Academy award's history
  • Tacita Dean

    Tacita-Dean Turner nominated artist who is set to fill the Tate's Turbine Hall
  • Zaha Hadid

    Architect Zaha Hadid at her Guangzhou Opera House Iraqi architect who has designed buildings all over the world and last year won the Stirling prize
  • Angelique Kidjo

    Angelique Kidjo Africa's Grammy award-winning "premier diva", who is politically outspoken and runs an education foundation
  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga egg grammys Outlandish dresser, performer and politicised pop icon for the Twitter generation
  • Madonna

    Madonna The musical queen of reinvention - and still in the spotlight in her 50s on her own terms
  • Stella McCartney

    Stella McCartney The designer who has carved out her own successful career on her own merit, not just her connections
  • Mira Nair

    Mira Nair Film-maker behind The Namesake, Amelia and Monsoon Wedding, for which she became the first woman to win the Golden Lion at Cannes
  • Paula Rego

    paula rego Slade School of Art Turner prize nominated artist
  • Robyn

    Robyn Swedish electro-pop sensation who has topped the charts while keeping her clothes on
  • Cindy Sherman

    Cindy Sherman American artist and photographer, famed for her self-portraits in disguise, subverting notions of identity and gender
  • Patti Smith

    Patti Smith: Dream of Life The pioneering punk musician, poet and political activist broke through the male punk movement without chasing fame or money
  • Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson Oscar-winning actor and human rights campaigner, recently working to raise awareness of sex trafficking
  • Rachel Whiteread

    Rachel Whiteread British artist who filled the Tate Turbine hall with boxes and took on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth
  • Xinran

    Xinran, author China's first agony aunt broadcaster, and author of the Good Women of China

  • Cerrie Burnell

    Cerrie Burnell TV presenter tackling prejudices of disability head on
  • Rachel Maddow

    rachel maddow top 100 women The only openly gay American to host a primetime news show
  • Miriam O'Reilly

    Miriam O'Reilly Television presenter who was the first to win a claim of age discrimation against the BBC after being dropped from Countryfile
  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey The talkshow host, actress and philanthropist is not satisfied with having conquered the US and is now taking on the whole world
  • Victoria Wood

    Victoria Wood Bafta-winning comedian and writer, finding humour in everyday women's live
  • Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou Writer, academic and activist, who chronicled the African American experience in literature
  • Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood Novelist behind The Handmaid's Tale, a cautionary story of a world without feminism
  • Judith Butler

    Judith Butler Superstar academic whose influential work Gender Trouble changed the way we conceptualise gender
  • Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Anne Duffy First tipped for the job 10 years earlier, she finally became the first female poet laureate in 2009
  • Eve Ensler

    Eve Ensler Playwright and activist, most famed for her taboo-busting play, The Vagina Monologues
  • Susan Faludi

    Susan Faludi Social historian, political analyst, and fact checker extraordinaire, who has challenged the mainstream consensus about women's status
  • Germaine Greer

    Author Germaine Greer poses for photographers during a media launch in Melbourne Academic and feminist commentator who bulldozed her way into women's minds
  • Shere Hite

    Shere Hite, feminist writer Feminist sex researcher who debunked the myth that most women were able to have orgasms through intercourse alone
  • Lynda La Plante

    Lynda La Plante top 100 women Screenwriter responsible for Prime Suspect, a brilliant vision of a woman in a man's workplace
  • Doris Lessing

    Doris Lessing novelist top 100 women Novelist celebrated as writing a pioneering work of female emancipation, then spent half a century trying to shake off the status of 'feminist icon'
  • Onora O'Neill

    Onora O'Neill Cambridge philosopher and crossbench peer who addresses issues including freedom of speech and stem-cell research
  • JK Rowling

    JK Rowling Author of the Harry Potter series, inspiring young readers and improving literacy levels in the process
  • Arundhati Roy

    Arundhati Roy Booker prize-winning author and one of India's most important polemicists
  • Marjane Satrapi

    Marjane Satrapi Graphic novelist behind Persepolis, an autobiographical account of an Iranian youth
  • Jessica Valenti

    Jessica Valenti at home Pioneering blogger whose online activism dragged feminism into the 21st century
  • Alice Walker

    Alice Walker Lifelong political and social activist whose novel The Color Purple won the Pulitzer prize
  • Mary Warnock

    Baroness Mary Warnock Philosopher and writer, who has shaped government policies and is an outspoken supporter of legalised euthanasia
  • Martha Lane Fox

    martha lane fox 100 women Entrepreneur who founded and is leading the government's campaign to get people online
  • Juliana Rotich

    Juliana Rotich A prolific blogger who founded as a means to uncover violence and crisis areas around the world
  • Rebecca Adlington

    rebecca adlington 100 top women Double Olympic gold swimmer aiming to increase her tally in 2012
  • Arlene Blum

    arlene blum Mountaineer Arlene Blum was the first American woman to attempt Mount Everest
  • Karren Brady

    Karren Brady The vice-chairman of West Ham United football club who became a champion of working women on The Apprentice
  • Eileen Collins

    Eileen Collins US astronaut who was the first female pilot of a space shuttle and the first female shuttle commander
  • Cathy Freeman

    Oly W 400m The first Aboriginal athlete to win an Olympic medal
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson

    Athletics - Dame Tanni Grey Thompson Press Conference - Sportcity Britain's greatest Paralympian, changed the perception of Paralympic sport for ever
  • Kelly Holmes

    Sprinter Kelly Holmes The first British Olympian to win a double gold
  • Ellen MacArthur

    ellen macarthur top 100 women Sailor who completed solo circumnavigation race, the Vendée Globe, then broke the non-stop solo world record
  • Martina Navratilova

    martina navratilova 100 women One of the all-time greats of women's tennis and gay-rights campaigner
  • Hope Powell

    hope powell top 100 women England women's football manager who, this year, takes the team to the World Cup for the second time
  • Caster Semenya

    caster semenya top 100 women Young athlete who overcame global gender taunts to win world championship
  • Venus Williams

    venus williams top 100 women First black woman tennis player to be world number one in the modern era

Inspiring women

  • Hawa Abdi

    Dr. Hawa Abdi One of Somalia's first female gynaecologists, Hawa Abdi now uses her own money to run a small hospital
  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    bell burnell Astrophysicist who discovered the first pulsar and was the first female president of the Institute of Physics
  • Athene Donald

    Athene Donald An expert in the structure of "soft" matter, Donald researches unconventional areas for a physicist – such as revolutionary treatments for Alzheimer's
  • Fabiola Gianotti

    Fabiola Gianotti, particle physicist Physicist leading the team working on the Large Hadron Collider at Cern
  • Jane Goodall

    KISSING TESS Primatologist and environmental campaigner, who has conducted groundbreaking work on chimpanzees and shortened the gap between our species
  • Molly Stevens

    Molly Stevens Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine, Imperial College London
  • Susan Wicklund

    Susan Wicklund Abortion provider Susan Wicklund has been forced to carry a gun and wear a bullet-proof vest to protect herself from protesters at her clinic in Montana

  • Louise Arbour

    louise arbour Human rights lawyer taking to task leaders from Kyrgyzstan to Sudan over abuses of power
  • Brenda Hale

    Brenda Hale, supreme court judge The first woman and youngest judge to become a law lord, Hale is currently the only female justice of the UK supreme court
  • Helena Kennedy

    Helena Kennedy, human rights lawyer Human rights lawyer who originally worked on sex-discrimination cases before setting up Doughty Street chambers
  • Gareth Peirce

    Lawyer Gareth Pierce Lawyer whose battles against miscarriages of justice have changed legal history
  • Jayshree Satpute

    Jayshree Satpute Human rights advocate working to help poor women in India at risk of dying in childbirth
  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Judge Sonia Sotomayor Supreme court judge has used her experience of the real world in her rulings

Inspiring women

  • Carol Bartz

    Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz speaks during conference in San Francisco The first female CEO of a major software company, Yahoo
  • Andrea Jung

    Avon CEO Andrea Jung 11 years as chief executive of Avon make Jung the longest serving female head of a Fortune 500 company
  • Indra Nooyi

    Indra Nooyi PepsiCo's boss is keen to help women – and other minorities – up the business ladder


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