This year three new women joined the list of inspirational female laureates that have made our world a better place.
From Nadia Murad, campaigning to end sexual violence in war, and Frances Arnold, who conducted the first directed evolution of enzymes, to Donna Strickland, whose work revolutionised laser technology - these are women who changed the world.
Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights – achievements of women around the world awarded the Nobel Prize.
Learn more about the impactful work of these Laureates at Nobelprize.org.
Photos: Ulla Montan, Alexander Mahmoud, Nobelprize.org. Music: Epidemicsound.com.