The most famous french female political activist, writer and social theorist wrote the Second Sex in 1949. In the influential book, the author criticizes patriarchy and social establishments faced by women.
Often reffered as the mother of feminism, she leads the women's liberation movements since the 60s. She is now part of the National Women's Hall of Fame, and received the medal of Freedom.
Angela Davis played a crucial part in the civil rights movement. The political activist was a leader in the Black Power movement. Though some of her more radical positions and role in political protests may have been controversial, she has fought to champion the progress of women's rights for over 60 years.
Oprah Winfrey is dedicated to helping women get the education they deserve. Creator of the Leadership Academy for Girls, she advocates for women growth and empowerment daily.
One of the newest voices of feminism, Emma Watson captured everyone's attention with her speech during the United Nations's initiative for gender equality launch. The creator of the #HeForShe movement always reminds us that men can (and have to!) be feminists too.
We have of course cropped the list, it would have been too long to name every women who helped and still helps girls raising their voices.