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The late Wangari Maathai named among the 100 most inspiring women from the last 100 years

The late Wangari Maathai named among most inspiring women in the last 100 years

Kenya once again goes to prove once again it is the hotbed of talent.

the late Wangari Maathai has been named in Marie Claire’s magazine among the list of 100 most inspiring women in the last 100 years.

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The late Wangari Maathai plants tree with the then US Senator Barrack Obama when he visited Kenya

The popular environmentalist joins the likes of former US first Lady Michelle Obama, Tv personality Oprah Winfrey, musician Beyonce and Tennis star Serena Williams and the Kardashians (yes even socialites make it onto the list).

Marie Claire has compiled a list of the 100 most inspirational women from the last century. From Emmeline Pankhurst to Pink, these are the women who have challenged, shaped and smashed the status quo.

Read the statement below to find out why Wangari made it to the list.

Who: Wangaari Mathaai
Why she inspires us: Mathaai was the first African woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, which was for ‘contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.’
What she taught us: The power of grass roots movements – together, women are powerful.

Read the full list of who has made it to the list by clicking on this blue link here.

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