Friday, June 17, 2011

The Guardian's Top 100 Women

They have led countries, broken through glass ceilings and even been in space ...

  • Top 100 women by category

  • Nawal El Saadawi Nawal El Saadawi: Egyptian doctor, psychiatrist, feminist, university lecturer and writer
  • Lady Gaga egg grammys Lady Gaga: Outlandish dresser, performer and politicised pop icon for the Twitter generation
  • Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz speaks during conference in San Francisco Carol Bartz: The first female CEO of a major software company, Yahoo
  • Law

    Lawyer Gareth Pierce Gareth Peirce: Lawyer whose battles against miscarriages of justice have changed legal history
  • Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Burma, November 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi: The Burmese pro-democracy leader who has inspired the world with her non-violent resistance to a brutal dictatorship
  • KISSING TESS Jane Goodall: Primatologist and environmental campaigner, who has conducted groundbreaking work on chimpanzees
  • caster semenya top 100 women Caster Semenya: Young athlete who overcame global gender taunts to win world championship
  • martha lane fox 100 women Martha Lane Fox: Entrepreneur who founded and is leading the government's campaign to get people online
  • Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey: The talkshow host, actress and philanthropist - not satisfied with conquering the US - is taking on the whole world
  • Doris Lessing novelist top 100 women Doris Lessing: Nobel prize-winning novelist, celebrated for writing a pioneering work of female emancipation

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