Every person living in day to day life can be found as inspirational. Below however we highlight four women who are truly memorable.
Neerja Bhanot was a young 22 year old Indian flight attendant. One day on a typical flight the plane was attacked by terrorists. She cunningly hid all of the American passports to prevent their deaths. In total she saved more than 359 lives. She died as she shielded 3 children from a hail of bullets. She was two days from turning 23 when the incident occurred. She is one of the most valiant heroes from India being the most brave of all the people on her flight: male or female.
Malala Yousafzai came from a town called Mingora which lies in the north west area of Pakistan. Her father Ziauddin ran a school and firmly believed in the education of all youth including girls. Malala wrote a blog for the BBC Urdu service under a pseudonym in case of being discovered. In 2011 Malala received Pakistan's first National Youth Peace Prize. That same year, Taliban leaders voted to kill her. October 9th of 2012 Malala rode her bus to school as usual when a masked gunman shot her. She was relocated to a hospital in the UK but was in critical condition. In 2013 she was discharged and created the Malala fund which goal was to raise awareness of girls education and the empowerment of girls. in 2014 Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize. Want to learn more? Read her book I Am Malala or check out her website
Accomplished actress and Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, Emma Watson gave an inspiring speech regarding feminism. Emma Watson started up the HeforShe program which encourages men to be just as involved for feminism as women. She also touched base on how everyone is affected be the inequalities of genders in her speech. In order to broaden her knowledge on feminism Emma is taking a year off which she plans to dedicate to educating herself by reading a book once a week and once a month.
Carli Lloyd is an Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion. She plays center midfielder in American soccer or otherwise known as football. Overall she has been an inspiration to young girls and boys everywhere being the first player to score in four consecutive WNT games. Carli Lloyd shows young adolescents that as long as they set their mind to something they can become exceptional at that talent.