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Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.

Let’s celebrate women. The essence of being of a woman. What makes some of the women extraordinary from their seemingly ordinary life. Let’s take a look at the lives of women who have inspired us in our journey.

From being the firsts in many achievements to being a role model; these women have shown us how to be unabashed, unapologetic and fearless. They are the epitome of #DareToLive. A line that resonates with Hueb and the women who wear us.

Here is a tribute to those women who inspire us every single day. The list is exhaustive, and this is just the start.

1. Gertrude Caroline Ederle

Who: Olympic champion and former world record-holder in five events.

Why she inspires us: On August 6th, 1926, Gertrude was the first woman to swim the English Channel. And she did it in style, wearing motorcycle goggles to perfect her strokes.

What she taught us: True grit and perseverance.

What she said: “I knew it could be done, it had to be done, and I did it.”

2. Joan of Arc

Who: A peasant girl who joined the King’s Army and has been hailed the national heroine of France.

Why she inspires us: At a time when a woman on the battlefield was unheard of she eventually led her army to victory. A fearless fighter, she laid down her life to defend her country.

What she taught us:  Inspiration and Courage.

What she said: “I am not afraid, I was born to do this.”

3. Oprah Winfrey

Who: A successful talk-show host. Actor. Philanthropist.

Why she inspires us: From a radio host to owning her own network; she’s inspired people in many ways. From establishing a connect with the audience on an emotional level to staying grounded and true to herself. These qualities helped to create an inordinately successful career for herself.

What she taught us: Follow your dreams and aspirations.  

What she said: “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”

4. Virginia Woolf

Who: An eminent English author who changed the nuances of writing.

Why she inspires us: When she was writing her book, Mrs Dalloway, she made the protagonist far suitable from what a suitable home-maker should be. A lot of people claim the book sowed the first seeds of feminism.  

What she taught us: Speaking the truth.

What she said: “Speak your truth and you can inspire a generation of writers.”

5. Norma Jean a.k.a Marilyn Monroe

Who: A peasant girl who joined the King’s Army and is hailed the national heroine of France.

Why she inspires us: She took up extensive acting lessons and the rest they say is history. Marilyn Monroe, one of the most successful actors of her times was not just successful in her career, but also possessed an uncanny ability to understand what the world wanted to see. 

What she taught us: Be what you want to be.

What she said: “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”

6. Hellen Keller

Who: An American author and educator who was blind and deaf.

Why she inspires us: At the time when women in the education field was frowned upon, her education and training represent an extraordinary accomplishment in the education of persons with these disabilities.

What she taught us: Overcoming obstacles.  

What she said: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing

7. Amelia Earhart

Who: Queen of the Air.

Why she inspires us: Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator the world knew. She also was one of the first female pilots who flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

What she taught us: To do everything that you can in your power to achieve your dream.   

What she said: “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

Did you ask why did we list these inspirational women? That’s because, at Hueb, we take inspiration from women like them and you; the ones who are set out to make a difference in the world and inspire us. Hueb’s journey spans three generations and it was started by Fadua Hueb. She created jewelry that was fascinating; complete with gemstones and golden accents that are inspired by the color, energy and natural beauty of Brazil. Each piece was designed to compliment a woman’s personal style, rather than define it.

*All images are from the Wiki page of the mentioned person.