For many years, women have been struggling to find a voice. In the early 1930s, mankind witnessed a paradigm shift in the context of women’s rights and gender equality. It was a special time in history when women were allowed to have proper education, go to work and be treated with equal rights. Notable figures such as Billie Jean King, Maya Angelou and Audrey Hepburn were just a few of many women who defied all odds to stand up for a greater cause and make a difference.

In the cutthroat world of fashion, design and architecture – which is heavily dominated by men – women have been fitting in bigger shoes and changing the world that we are living in today. We wrap up 6 legendary design stalwarts in the realms of architecture, fashion, automotive, industrial and interior design whose contributions and creativity should continue to be an inspiration to everyone.

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