They're starting revolutions, opening schools, and fostering a brave new generation. From Detroit to Kabul, these women are making their voices heard. View The Daily Beast's list and photo gallery of these 150 fearless women in the world.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Although some Hollywood celebrities can come across as vapid and self-obsessed (cough, Kim Kardashian and her closet of shoes), not so with Reese Witherspoon, who—when not starring in rom-coms and doting on her two kids—serves as a global ambassador for Avon and as Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women.
March is National Women's History month—anointed so in order to empower today's women by teaching them about women's progress in the past. Women's progress is a dynamic thing, and is often marked by two steps forward, one step back. From education to reproductive rights, check out our Women's Rights report card below to see how the fairer sex is faring today.
In honor of Women's History Month, we salute 15 women who changed the way we live and love. Who would you add to the list?