Wangari Muta Maathai
First African Woman to Win a Nobel Prize & Founder of the Green Belt Movement (Responsible for Planting 20M Trees Worldwide)
After earning her doctorate, she first got involved as an activist for Women’s rights and politics. After an unfounded scandal brought forth from her ex husband, she lost her job, her home, and had to start again. The story is filled with tragedy but ultimately ends in an uplifiting message to never, ever give up. Wangari is an inspiration to many, and is absolutely a broad you owe it to yourself to get to know.