Irelands rebel Countess. Constance Markievicz dedicated her life the Ireland's republican cause and helping the poor. She played a key role in the Easter rising and was the first woman elected to the UK Parliament.
Junko Tabei only became a mountaineer to find a husband - at least that is what many of the male mountaineers suggested. The first woman to climb Mount Everest, she proved that women were more than capable of the endurance and determination needed to reach new heights.