Remarkable Moments for Women in the Last Decade

Happy International Women’s Day! To honor this day, we decided to remember some remarkable moments for women, in which women held the power. We stole the show, won the game, inspired action, changed some cultures and we sparkle in everything we did! We have a natural power that doesn’t allow us to quit.

Remarkable Moments for Women in the 2010s

Hillary Clinton Becomes the First Female Nominee of a Major U.S. Political Party in 2016

Remarkable Moments for Women : Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton affirmed her status as front-runner for the Democratic presidential nominations with a speech at Jacob Javits Center. (Photo by A Katz on Shutterstock)

March 2017: U.S. Holds the Largest Single-day Protest with the Women’s March

The goal of this protest was to advocate legislation and policies regarding women’s rights. The Washington, DC protest had over 470,000 people.

Women's March, Washington DC, 2017 (Photo by S Pakhrin)
Women’s March, Washington DC, 2017 (Photo by S Pakhrin)

#Metoo Movement Exploded Late in 2017

The #Metoo Movement is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault. This phrase was initially used in the social media context in 2016 by sexual harassment survivor and activist Tarana Burke. In 2017, this movement exploded after a New York Times article exposed long-rumored accusations of sexual harassment and assault against influential Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Serena Williams Wins Open Era Record 2017

In 2017, Williams won the Australian Open for an Open Era record seventh time. It was her 23rd Grand Slam Singles Title. Weeks before, she announced that she was nine weeks pregnant when she won.

Serena Williams Women Australia Open 2017
Serena Williams at US Open in 2013 (Photo by Edwin Martinez on Wikipedia)

Kentucky Fried Chicken Casts Its First Female Colonel in 2018

That’s right: woman can do anything – even sell fried chicken! In 2018, KFC announced a new advertising campaign featuring the country music star Reba McEntire as Colonel Sanders.

Lupita Nyong Won the Best Supporting Actress in 2018

Lupita Nyong is a Kenyan-Mexican Actress. And do you want to now a curiosity? She is the first Mexican actress to win the award and the first Kenyan actress to win an Oscar.

Lupita Nyong Won the Best Supporting Actress in 2018
Lupita Nyong’o at the 86th Academy Awards
Photo by Kathy Hutchins on Shutterstock

The U.S. Women’s National Team Won the 2019 Women’s World Cup

The United States beat the Netherlands in the 2018 Women’s World Cup 2-0. This tournament was a month-long event that attracted more attention to the sport – especially after this women’s victory!

In 2019, Esther Duglo Won the Nobel Prize in Economics

She was only the second woman to win the award, and the youngest ever.

Greta Thunberg Inspired Millions of People to Participate in the Global Climate Strike

In case you haven’t heard of Great Thunberg, she is a Swedish teenager who left school and inspired an international movement to fight climate change. We’re pretty sure we’re going to hear much more about her in the next years, and we are guessing there is a good chance she will change the world.

Greta Thunberg: Remarkable Moments for Women
Greta Thunberg addresses climate strikers at Civic Center Park in Denver, on 11 October 2019. (Photo by Streetsblog Denver on Wikipedia)

Female Scientist Katie Bouman Makes the First-ever Image of a Black Hole Possible in 2019

That’s right, the world got to see the first image of a black hole thanks to Katie Bouman and her team. Katie is only 29 years-old and with her team, they created the algorithm that led to the image in the Messier 87 galaxy.

Rihanna Savage X Fenty Show Really STOLE THE SHOW!

The expectations for the presentation of Savage x Fenty by Rihanna were high, but, once again the famous singer exceeded them! It was the most electrifying moment of New York Fashion Week.

Remarkable Moments for Women: Rihanna Show
Rihanna performs onstage during Savage x Fenty Show (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Presented by Amazon Prime Video)

Why Women Empowerment is a “Thing”

NASA Completed Its First All-female Spacewalk

In 2019, two NASA astronauts made history as they completed the first-ever spacewalk by an all-woman team. We run the world, right??

Period. End of Sentence. Won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short in 2019

Who would ever guess a film about menstruation would ever win an Oscar?

Shivangi Became the First Woman Pilot in a Major Milestone for Armed Forces

In 2019, the Indian Navy welcomed its first woman pilot, taking control of an aircraft in another significant milestone for the country’s armed forces. Until 1992, Indian’s naval forces only accepted women to serve in medical services.

Simone Biles Becomes the Most Decorated Gymnast in History

Remarkable Moments for Women: Simone Biles
Simone Biles in the Rio de Janeiro Competition (Photo by Agência do Brasil Fotografias on Wikipedia)

The power of this (not so young) woman is incredible. She is probably the greatest gymnast of our time – or any time in history! She is only 22 years old and has already raked in 25 world medals. We can’t wait to see how much more she will conquer.

We hope you enjoyed reviewing some remarkable moments for women in the last decade. Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

Words by Rita Archer