Ten women who made Europe

The attire at European political meetings is still dominated by dark male suits. But the recent history of Europe is also populated by women who have pursued their ideals with passion bringing real change to the continent.

On International Women’s Day, here are 10 women who have shaped Europe in the past 70 years. Find out more about their stories on Europe Street News, 8 March 2017.

1) Ursula Hirschmann

2) Marga Klompé

3) Simone Veil

4) Louise Weiss

5) Margaret Thatcher

6) Sofia Corradi

7) Christiane Scrivener

8) Emma Bonino

9) Baroness Ashton of Upholland

10) Angela Merkel

Claudia Delpero © all rights reserved.

Photo: Simone Veil chairing a European parliament meeting by Claude Truong-Ngoc [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons