We all know the women who broke down gender barriers, fought against injustice and stood out in a male-dominated world.

But there are so many more badass women whose names you might not know – whose victories shaped the lives of every woman today.

As the Women’s March on Washington approaches, we celebrate these trailblazers. The ones who pushed for equality, refused to settle and inspired a new generation of activists who believe that women’s rights are in fact human rights.

See more inspiring women who #BreakTheCeiling