Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth
MARCH 16, 2017
Along with earning her PhD (she is credited as the first woman in East and Central Africa to do so), Maathai taught at the university level, worked in the Kenya government, and founded the Greenbelt Movement. She took an active role in the independence movement aimed at relinquishing Ottoman rule over Greec e, investing her own fortune into securing arms, ships, and otherwise equipping the soldiers under her command. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.