Selma Lagerlöf, 1858 - first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature in author of "one of the most charming children's book in any language: Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige [The Wonderful Adventures of Nils].
Marie Skłodowska-Curie November 1867 – 4 July was a Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel physics and chemistry.
Tawakul Karman is a Muslim woman who has risen to become the face of Yemen's pro-democracy movement. She has been honored as the "Mother of Yemen's Revolution" and holds a position on the central committee of her country's Islah (Reform) Party