The word woman itself is already inspiring. The fact that each person has been carried for nine months and born by a woman is simply amazing. It is said that being a woman is no joke and each woman has her own quality and capability to be considered more than a woman. One of the most common things that women share with each other is the fact that being a woman doing amazing and rightful things inspires not just men but also the opposite sex. This article lists down the Top 5 inspirational women in the world. Far beneath their great looks and appeal comes their irresistible good heart, awesome way of thinking and inspiring outlook in life.
1. Margaret Thatcher
Known as the Iron Lady for her remarkable work on changing the usual way people look at women especially when it comes to political issues and involvement. Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925, in Grantham, England. Margaret Thatcher became United Kingdom’s first and only female to hold the Prime Minister Position in 1979 and had her three terms in the said position. During her three terms, Margaret Thatcher played a big role in cutting social welfare programs, decreased union power, and made certain industries private.
A policy that did not fit well with English people was one of the main reasons why Margaret Thatcher resigned from the position in 1991. Margaret Thatcher died on April 08, 2013, at the age of 87 leaving a legacy as a woman who aims for equality and fair treatment to women.
2. Oprah Winfrey
Probably, no one has been inspired by a woman who made herself a billionaire from scratches. As a self-made billionaire, she is also known as one of the top celebrities who loves to share her blessings with people internationally. Two things that make Oprah Winfrey an inspiring woman are her good heart and her humble beginnings. Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 2013, in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Oprah admitted that she had a not-so-perfect childhood, she even was a victim of sexual abuse by her male relatives and friends of her mother but she did not make the unfortunate events in her life stop her from succeeding in life. Oprah finished her studies and started her career in 1971 as a radio and television network worker in Nashville.
It was in 1986 when Oprah Winfrey got her biggest stepping stone into success when she launched her own self-titled show: Oprah Winfrey Show. She never let her blessings be stuck on her hands but she regularly raises millions of dollars in her charity which mostly benefits children.
3. Angelina Jolie
It will never be fair if Angelina Jolie will be recognized as being just an actress and wife of Brad Pitt. The majority of people will agree that Angelina Jolie is more than just an actress and a wife. No one can deny though that she started to make her name big worldwide through her challenging roles in her big movies such as Salt, Tomb Raider, and a lot more. What makes Angelina stand out to be such an inspiring woman is her humanitarian efforts.
Angelina Jolie became the ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency in 2001 and has made headlines for her dedication to provide aid for refugees in Cambodia, Darfur, and Jordan, to name just a few. It is always inspiring to see such a gorgeous woman with a kind heart and a strong personality.
4. Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is best known as the United States of America’s first African-American first lady. Her way to inspire many people not just in the US is not her being the wife of a President who also made his extravagant victory to get the highest political position in one of the world’s most renowned countries but her contribution to different kinds of serious issues that are long to be kind of ignored. Michelle was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated Cum Laude in 1985 from Princeton University. It is undeniable that Michelle Obama is naturally intelligent especially when she got her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. Michelle got married to Barrack Obama on October 03, 1992. She started more of her excellent works and involvement on current social issues by the time that she became the first lady of the US. Michelle Obama focused more on issues such as supporting military families, balancing career and family life for working women, and encouragement of national service.
Michelle also visits public schools to remind students how important education is. That is what makes Michelle Obama a part of the Top 5 inspirational women in the world, the fact that she is using the power for nothing but good causes that benefit the others as what each and every politically involved person do.
5. Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa known for her devotion and love for the sick and the poor makes her on top of almost anyone’s list of inspirational women. It was on August 26, 1910, when Mother Teresa was born as a holy blessing and a servant to the poor and sick. She was living proof that one can always offer help regardless if there is no large amount of money involved. Mother Teresa stayed in India for 17 years of her life to teach and started to devote herself to taking care of the sick and poor people in 1946. Mother Teresa received numerous awards and recognition for her devotion and humanitarian works. Her natural kindness, generosity, humility, and priceless commitment to her student’s education made them more spiritually devoted. As a normal living person, Mother Teresa has gone to the time of her life that she needed to leave.
She died at the age of 87 on September 05, 1997, due to lung, heart, and liver problems. Her death did not end the activities helping the poor and sick people that she actually started as a lot of people got inspired by her willingness to offer help, sincere smile, and love despite having nothing.