03/08/2013 07:55 am ET Updated May 08, 2013

10 Monuments To Women Leaders (PHOTOS)

For more than 100 years, International Women's Day has been a rallying point for advancing and celebrating rights and opportunities for women in countries around the world. Initial goals were focused on such issues as the right to work, vote, be trained and hold public office. Today, political rallies are joined by business conferences, networking events and local celebrations featuring women's crafts, theater and more.

In honor of this celebration of women, the travel experts at have compiled a list of top 10 monuments to women leaders. They are a mix of political, social and cultural heroines -- a perfect analogy for the diverse contributions womankind brings to the world at large.

10 Monuments to Women Leaders