Every child needs a role model – someone to look up to, someone respectable and successful that a child may one day strive to be like. These 10 black women are definitely respectable role models and are perfect examples that even if you come from less-than-favorable circumstances, you can still become a huge inspiration for little girls all over the world.
With determination, motivation, perseverance and the will to never give up, they became many firsts for the black women of our generation. Look through the gallery to learn more about their wonderful contribution to our society and our world. They’ve beat all the odds and did things that most women have never done before. They are the prime example that your past does not – and should – not dictate your future. They kept their heads held high and showed that being a black woman in today’s world can be an extraordinary thing!