Do You Know My Name? These Women Will Awe You On International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, I asked my team to tell me about women who inspire them. Guess the names of their #IWD heroines, and learn more about how you can support women and girls around the world.


 

I am a fierce proponent of women’s self-defense from Jordan.

I was born and raised in Jordan. I have more than 17 years of martial arts experience and have received several awards for my fighting skills. In 2018, I was awarded the Economic Empowerment Global Leadership Award in recognition of a nonprofit I founded to promote women’s self-defense. Through this nonprofit, I have trained more than 12,000 women.

Who am I?
Discover my name at the bottom of this article.


 

I risked everything for the freedom of others.

I was born in Dorchester County, Maryland between 1820 and 1822. I was one of nine children and began working before age five. At age 12, I was hit in the head with a 2-pound weight while defending a helpless man. From that day on, I suffered from headaches and narcolepsy. I am considered the first African American woman to serve in the military. Nicknamed Moses, I led dozens to freedom.

Who am I?
Discover my name at the bottom of this article.


 

I am a phenomenal athlete.

You will hear my name mentioned among the likes of Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. I am the daughter of an athlete whose dreams were not fulfilled. I was once ranked among the world’s top five in my professional sport. I became a Grand Slam singles champion when I won the French Open in 2011. My home is China.

Who am I?
Discover my name at the bottom of this article.


 

My art hangs in galleries and in homes around the world.

I am the third of four daughters. As a child, I had no intentions of becoming an artist. Actually, I wanted to become a doctor but was injured in a bus accident. I would spend over a year in bed to recover from my injuries. I am known for my self-portraits and still lifes. My work is known for its bright colors and reference to Mexican folk art.

Who am I?
Discover my name at the bottom of this article.


 

My skills in the ring took me all the way to the Olympics.

My home is Manipur—a state in northeast India. I’m a boxer who’s won more than five back-to-back world titles. A movie was released in 2014 which detailed my life. I won a bronze at the 2012 Olympics in London, and I’m an animal lover.

Who am I?
Discover my name at the bottom of this article.


 

Answers: A) Lina Khalifeh, B) Harriet Tubman, C) Li Na, D) Frida Kahlo, E) Mary Kom

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