Women of Impact

National Geographic is celebrating women breaking barriers, changing their communities, and inspiring global action.

Featured (Left to Right): Roshini Thinakaran, Lena Sareini, Aisha Karefa-Smart, Mayim Bialik Photographs by Mark Theissen, Wayne Lawrence, Ruddy Roye, Robert Maxwell
The future is female. And so is much of our past. In honor of Women’s History Month, National Geographic explores the myriad contributions women have made, both to historical events and to the society that shapes our modern world.
Women Capturing the World
Why suffragists wore white, and more feminist symbols decoded
Why suffragists wore white, and more feminist symbols decoded
See What Life Is Like in a Hidden Siberian Village
See What Life Is Like in a Hidden Siberian Village
For Widows, Life After Loss
For Widows, Life After Loss
How This African-American Filmmaker Was Inspired By African Indians
How This African-American Filmmaker Was Inspired By African Indians
Pandas Get to Know Their Wild Side
Pandas Get to Know Their Wild Side
Women in the Arts
Pakistan’s Passionate, Young Artists Defy Stereotypes
Pakistan’s Passionate, Young Artists Defy Stereotypes
In Nairobi’s Largest Slum, These Young Ballerinas Dream Big
In Nairobi’s Largest Slum, These Young Ballerinas Dream Big
Photography with a Purpose
Women lead the way in the world’s next great surf spot
Women lead the way in the world’s next great surf spot
Extraordinary Photographs by Women on Forefront of Conflict
Extraordinary Photographs by Women on Forefront of Conflict
Photos of Women by Women Celebrate a Shared Sisterhood
Photos of Women by Women Celebrate a Shared Sisterhood
These Black Women Photographers Are Carving Out a Place in History
These Black Women Photographers Are Carving Out a Place in History
Wave Riding Meets Conservation at This Surfer's Global Nonprofit
Wave Riding Meets Conservation at This Surfer's Global Nonprofit

Videos

This Japanese Tea Master Has Been Hosting Ceremonies for Decades
This Japanese Tea Master Has Been Hosting Ceremonies for Decades
Photographers of the Past
The woman who shaped National Geographic
The woman who shaped National Geographic
How a Woman Photographer Paved the Way for Adventure in Latin America
How a Woman Photographer Paved the Way for Adventure in Latin America
How These Photographers Broke Barriers at NatGeo
How These Photographers Broke Barriers at NatGeo