Happy International Women's Day! To celebrate, I've put together a list of six women who rocked Boston this year. These women showed strength and determination, and their passions changed the lives of many in our city. 

1.) Rebecca Pizzi is the Belmont woman who ran 7 marathons in 7 days, on 7 continents. "It was an opportunity for me to show the world that you can do anything you put your mind to," Pizzi told Greater Boston. Pizzi is the fastest woman ever to complete the World Marathon Challenge.

It was an opportunity for me to show the world that you can do anything you put your mind to.


2.) Carrol Stephens founded the nonprofit Supportive Living in Woburn to raise the quality of life for people with brain injuries. ""My goal was to create an organization that would have a strong foundation and be there for many years, long after I've passed away," said Stephens, "and I believe we have it."



3.) Keaton Allen-Gessesse is one of the leaders of Reclaim Harvard Law, a organization that seeks to foster diversity and racial justice at Harvard Law School. Allen-Gessesse has led the fight to change the school's official shield; the shield's crest belongs to the Royall family, who were known slave holders. 



4. & 5.) Jean Sullivan and Louise Kearns, nuns with the Sisters of Notre Dame, founded Julie's Family Learning Program to support single mothers across Boston. The program provides women with educational, professional, and parental guidance. 



6.) Attorney General Maura Healey announced in September she would lead the "Game Change" program to educate teens, coaches and teaches on domestic and relationship violence and how to prevent it. "We ended up working together to come up with a program that I think is unique, first of its kind in the nation, and will make a difference in the lives of young people and hopefully communities across the states," said Healey.


Which Boston woman do you want to celebrate today? Tweet your pick to @wgbhnews.