8 Inspiring Stories of Female Empowerment and Success – Get Ready to Be Motivated!

Given that the world has largely operated as a male-dominated society for most of human history, it comes as no surprise that women have faced a plethora of obstacles that often make it difficult for them to succeed. But fortunately, times are changing. These are eight tales of women who overcame seemingly insurmountable barriers that enabled them to leave an everlasting mark.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai poses with her medal during the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo December 10, 2014. Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for refusing to quit school, and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi received their Nobel Peace Prizes on Wednesday after two days of celebration honouring their work for children's rights. REUTERS/Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix/Pool   (NORWAY  - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY.

1. Malala Yousafzai: The Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate

Some people have no fear. And then there is Malala Yousafzai, who takes bravery to an entirely different level. At the tender age of 15, she dared to defy the Taliban by proclaiming out loud that girls had the right to an education. As a result, they attempted to assassinate her while she was riding a bus after taking an exam. Although she was hit and hospitalized with severe injuries, she refused to be intimidated. Two years later, she became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in history. A decade later, she still continues to inspire.