These are the inspirational Leeds women who have changed the world
These are some of the Leeds heroines whose achievements we're celebrating this International Women's Day.
They were all born or lived in the city.
5. Beryl Burton
The racing cyclist from Morley won seven world titles. She even set a women's record for the 12-hour time trial which exceeded the men's record for two years. Died aged 58 of heart failure during a social ride.
The writer was raised in Armley and worked as a typist before her first book was published in 1979. After A Woman of Substance sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, it entered the top 10 list of all-time bestsellers.
A radiographer from Leeds, Jane was told her cancer was terminal in 2000. She completed the London Marathon three times and finished an Ironman triathlon. She raised over 1.85million for charity before her death in 2007 aged 43.