Eglantyne Jebb was the founder of the Worldwide "Save the Children" Alliance. She not only created one of the world's first International development agencies, but her work led directly to the UN's "Rights of the Child".
Together the pair were the first to summit Mount Everest during the 1953 British expedition led by John Hunt. The crucial moment in the last stages was the ascent of the 12m rock face (now known as "Hillary step"); Hillary saw a way to wedge himself up between the ice and the rock wall with Tenzing following. The pair reached the highest point on Earth (29, 028ft or 8,848m) at 11:30am, May 28th.
He was an effective politician, a member of the 20th Century's most well known American dynasty, and a real social leader. Kennedy always served his country and the wider world despite his many personal difficulties and tragedies.
Her staunch views and political awareness made her a figurehead for a very new form of woman. Despite the toll it took on her both physically and mentally, Emmeline remained true to her beliefs about women’s rights throughout her life.
She was born in Russian Poland in January 1810. A rebel at the age of five, she rejected the idea that women were inferior to men. Her first real battle was at the age of sixteen, when she successfully fought the Polish courts to avoid an unwanted marriage arranged by her father.
In 1946 Estée Lauder, a master saleswoman, and her husband Joseph started the Estée Lauder Company producing cosmetics in New York City. Now, over 60 years later, with over 20 brands under their banner and controlling around 45% of the cosmetics market, the company is synonymous with quality and beauty.
Sometimes criticized as "wasteful" her devotion to the people still won their hearts. Ignoring the controversy around her that is still evident today, she fought prejudice and a male-led system to create real and lasting social change against all odds.