Jane Goodall made a difference with her groundbreaking studies of wild chimpanzees beginning in 1960. In one of the longest running field studies of any species, she and her students documented that chimpanzees have personalities and emotions. They also learned that these amazing animals are able to form lasting and complex relationships.
In 1977 she established the Jane Goodall institute. Along with animal welfare the institute also exists to empower youth and encourage them to use their voices to raise awareness about issues that are important to them in their communities. This program is available to young people in all 50 states and in 60 countries.
At the age of 80 Jane continues to work with her institute. She travels for events and has an online presence as well. She is an inspiration for women, and humans in general. You can learn more about her HERE.
What kind of difference do you want to make?