Dr Christiaan Neethling Barnard -- South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant in His innovative procedure has led to more than lives saved by transplant surgeries.
Mother Teresa Born: 26 August Uskup (now Skopje), Ottoman Empire (now Republic of Macedonia) Died: 5 September Calcutta, India Residence at the time of the award: India Role: Leader of Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta Field: Humanitarian work
Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA, an international humanitarian organization fighting poverty in 84 countries. Another Example of diversification, and women succeeding in the world of business.
Germans chose Angela Merkel as their first female Chancellor because they knew they could rely on her steady hand. Trained as a physicist, Merkel entered politics as a second career after the fall of the Berlin Wall.