Women who helped changed the World

By Sara Allen.


International Women's Day is a great way to learn more, celebrate and recognise some amazing people and stories that are completely inspiring!


Every day people that worked with determination for positive change; taking on injustice, challenging the norms, overcoming brick walls and working tirelessly to help make a difference.


Below are just a few Stories of Women that were life-savers and change-makers in their time.



Dr Catherine Hamlin


Dr Catherine Hamlin and her husband Dr Reg Hamlin founded medical centers in Ethiopia and dedicated their lives to providing treatment to the most marginalised women who had suffered from obstetric fistula; an internal injury that can occur when giving birth which when left untreated leaves women suffering life long problems and ostracised from their community.


You can read more about their amazing work and the lives they have helped over 60years of dedication to the women of Ethiopia: https://hamlin.org.au/



Dr. Wangari Maathai


Born in Kenya 1940, Wangari Maathai was the first East or Central African woman to obtain a doctorate degree. First attaining her Biological Sciences and Masters of Science degrees in the USA and then her Ph.D from the University of Nairobi, teaching Veterinary anatomy and later becoming the Department Chair and Professor in 1976.