Piano teacher and church organist Christine Whelchel became an inspirational figure during her four-win "Jeopardy!" run, after revealing her cancer battle.
I spent the first month after the fall in the ICU and seven months in hospital in total. it took me many months to accept my injury. I was convinced that there would be a cure, that it would be reversible.
The female aviator has been aiming for the stars for 60 years, no matter how many times she got knocked back.
Tennis icon Billie Jean King is the latest woman to become a Barbie in the toy's Inspiring Women series.
Hillary Clinton dropped from No. 2 in 2016 to No. 65 on this year's list
The Tunisian underdog beat world No.6 Dominika Cibulkova in Roland Garros on Thursday.
Kathrine Switzer, 70, the first woman to officially compete in the Boston Marathon, will be among an estimated 13,700 racing on Monday.
From Gloria Steinem to Oprah Winfrey to Beyoncé and beyond, progress toward women's equality has come in waves.
Kidnapped at 14, Aberash Bekele shot dead her abductor. Now her story has been turned into a film.