girl5We are REALLY clever. Marie Curie was awarded her second Nobel Prize in 1911 – the first person to receive it twice.

We are stars. Annie Jump Cannon published her system of stellar classification in 1918 – and it is still used today.

We outshine men. Kathryn Bigelow won the Oscar for Best Director in 2010, beating former husband James Cameron, who had also been nominated.

We are creative. The world’s first novel, The Tale Of Genji, was written by a Japanese woman in around 1000AD.

We are feminine but feisty. French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen won Wimbledon for the first time in 1919. She shocked everyone by playing in a short dress.

We understand good style. Coco Chanel invented the Little Black Dress in 1926.

We love biscuits. Ruth Wakefield baked the first chocolate chip cookie in 1930.

We never give up. Helen Keller overcame deafness and blindness to achieve a degree and become an internationally renowned author.

We are appreciated. Mother’s Day has been held every year since 1914.

We get things done. According to Margaret Thatcher: ‘In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.’

We are often imitated. It has been estimated that at any one time around the world there are more than 600 adaptations of Jane Austen novels being produced.

We are excellent communicators. Enough said!

{Source: The Lady}