10 Woman Explorers Who Changed the World

As it is now, traveling the world wasn't always simple. especially for women, as wearing the explorer's hat frequently meant facing additional obstacles when following one's passion. Ten female explorers who changed the world are as follows:

The first female pilot to solo cross the Atlantic Ocean was Amelia Earhart! In her brief career, Earhart set a number of aviation records, but her life was cut short when she mysteriously vanished while doing what she loved.

Amelia Earhart

Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian-American woman to set foot in space. In 1997, she flew her first mission on the Space Shuttle Columbia, encouraging thousands of young African American women to follow their passions.

Kalpana Chawla

She was Elizabeth Cochran Seaman in real life. She was a well-known American journalist, industrialist, inventor, and volunteer. Her most notable accomplishment, however, was completing a world tour of 24,899 miles in 72 days at the age of 25, breaking a record.

Nellie Bly

Jeanne Baret became the first woman to complete a globe-circling expedition. She was a French woman who posed as a man on the ship in order to achieve her objective!

Jeanne Baret

Isabella Lucy Bird was a small woman with a lot of health problems. She answered the call of exploration and devoted her life to it, following the advice of her doctor. In 1892, she became the first woman to be elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and published numerous books about her travels.

Isabella Lucy Bird

Gertrude Bell, an explorer, left her English upper-class life to live and learn about life in the Middle East. Not only did she assist in drawing the modern Iraqi borders, but she also drafted the country's constitution and established the Iraq National Museum.

Gertrude Bell

Most people know Harriet Chalmers Adams for starting the Society of Woman Geographers in 1925. She was the first woman to report from the French trenches about battle scenes. In just three years, she and her husband traveled 40,000 miles from the Andes to the Amazon.

Harriet Adams

Mary Jane Seacole was a British-Jamaican nurse who believed that overcoming Victorian limiting beliefs could be accomplished through travel. She ran The British Hotel during the Crimean War, was dubbed the "black Florence Nightingale," and even wrote a witty book about her experiences.

Mary Jane 

In the fourth century, pilgrim Egeria set out from the Mediterranean in search of the Holy Land with only the Bible as her guide. Her letters about her journey, which are sometimes referred to as the "first travel memoirs" in history, demonstrate cultural sensitivity that was far ahead of her time.


From 985 to 1050, Gudrid was a remarkable Viking woman. She traversed the North Atlantic multiple times between Greenland and Iceland, five hundred years before Christopher Columbus, earning her the moniker "far traveler."

Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir