It’s hard to predict what moments — and people — will end up shaping our lives. Whether it’s the beginning of a longstanding mentorship or a chance crossing of paths, the right person can change your career, your perspective, your future — or just be there to remind you to shower and brush your teeth.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we asked Babble staff and bloggers to share a woman who has changed their life for the better. From mothers, teachers, best friends, and mentors, the list is awe-inspiring — and may encourage you to go out of your way to thank someone’s made an impact on you.
Read about these incredible women after the jump!
Who has changed your life? Tell us in the comments!