These 21 Women Changed The World – But You May Not Have Heard Of Them

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From journalism to medicine and science, women have famously helped shape society in myriad ways. But there are still many unsung heroes all but forgotten by history, and those pioneers deserve equal recognition for their magnificent achievements. Here are 21 world-changing women you really should know about…

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21. Dorothy Levitt: The first female racing driver

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With motoring still in its infancy at the turn of the 20th century, female drivers were few and far between. In 1905, Dorothy Levitt put women drivers on the map in spectacular style. But before she became a world-record-holding car racer, she held an altogether different kind of record. Setting the fastest speed on water, she hit a whopping 19.3 miles per hour in 1903, the first to achieve such a feat. But that was as nothing compared to her other accolades.

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