12/10/2014 08:56 am ET

18 Badass Women You Probably Didn't Hear About In 2014

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1. The woman who launched Saudi Arabia’s first all-woman law firm.

Bayan Mahmoud al-Zahran opened the country’s first female law firm, where she’ll represent women and bring women’s rights issues into the courts.

“I believe women lawyers can contribute a lot to the legal system,” al-Zahran said. “This law firm will make a difference in the history of court cases and female disputes in the Kingdom. I am very hopeful and thank everyone who supported me in taking this historical step.”

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