BBC History Magazine conducted a reader’s poll of 100 women who changed the world. In this poll, Marie Curie has been voted the woman who made the most significant impact on world history. Women from several fields in areas like politics, science, sports, technology and literature were shortlisted.
Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel prize in physics, first female professor at the University of Paris, and the first person to win a second Nobel prize.
Top 5 from the BBC History Magazine’s ‘100 Women Who Changed The World’:
1. Marie Curie,
2. Rosa Parks,
3. Emmeline Pankhurst,
4. Ada Lovelace,
5. Rosalind Franklin.
Source- BBC News