History women role models to inspire you

Remember my post about finding a role model to inspire you and help you take action? This week I hope to inspire you with some amazing women who should have made it into history books more often!

I sometimes feel super frustrated being the one devoted with the task to cook dinner for the family! Why? Because I’m the only female part of a family of 5 (one is now off at Uni), the most caring one, to think about dinner and what we’re going to put on the table tonight? 

I do wonder if cave women had it easier waiting for their male counterparts to bring the daily hunt back to the cave? 

This was more than 10, 000 years ago and we are still in a position, where women are expected to be the ones to serve dinner!


I only recently came across some very inspiring history women role models who did not accept the daily status quo. Incredibly I, had never heard about these women completely omitted by history books. I have learned more about women in history thanks to Dr Amanda Foreman than during my studies. Before she mentioned these names, Olympe de Gouge, Alexandra Kollantai or the contraception pioneer Margaret Sanger, I had even never heard their names!

So what can these incredible role model women teach us?

1. Tenacity

They did not give up on their cause, their fought through their life to be heard and get their point across.

If you want to reach your goals you have to hang on there, it is going to be tough but tenacity is one of the most common traits in successful achievers.

2. Their gender did not hold them back

These women fought hard for equality, Olympe published the Declaration of the Rights of Women. The condition of women was very harsh, they hardly had any rights as a human beings. Being born women did not hold them back though, they knew that they deserved far better and said no to what was expected from them!

Let's stop thinking that our goals will be more difficult to reach because we still live in a men's world. Focus on your strength, build on what you have already achieved, gain confidence through achievements, believe that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.

3. They believed in themselves

They did not hold back and stepped into the limelight, made themselves heard and had their own voice until they were silenced by death and their names dropped into oblivion.

Times have changed all these women who fought for us made our lives tremendously easier, we’re hold back though believing that because we are women we should hold back!

How strong are your beliefs, reenact them, do you need more convincing? Take on a day at a time, follow your true path, build a strong foundation and keep smiling, don't forget to look back at how incredible you are!

4. They wanted to make a difference for women

These women were not only pioneers, they got engaged to make a real difference into women's lives, fought to improve their living condition and progress the social advancement of women.

What is your call about making a difference? Who is your inspiration in life and business, what can they teach you?

5. They did not scare off from Feminism

Has feminism become a dirty word these days? Feminism does not mean shutting off men. These women made men their allies to help them fight for their cause.

Find your allies and the influencers that will support you, in your progression to become a visible women!

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