Celebrating Women Who Made ‘Herstory’


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In the 1940s, there was a saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman.” Back then, the woman was usually a wife or mother who had her hand in the man’s success. Women have come a long, long way since then, speaking out for equality — #MeToo and Time’s Up, anyone? — and forging their own paths toward greatness.

March celebrates those milestones through Women’s History Month, recognizing women who have made a difference in the world and changed our lives through their various contributions. Women have made great strides, proving that the “weaker” sex is anything but.

But celebrating women who made history doesn’t have to be limited to one month. In honor of all the trailblazing women from the past, and all those who’ve yet to leave their mark, here are 20 bada** women who made “herstory.”

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