Today on Outlook, one of Britain's most successful businesswomen, Dame Stephanie Shirley, describes the agony of bringing up her autistic child in the 1960s.

She talks about the prejudice she encountered and how it felt to be branded a 'refrigerator mother'.

And a fresh challenge for another pioneering woman, Australian sailor Jessica Watson, who is to lead a team of teenage sailors on one of the world's toughest ocean races.

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Wed 21 Dec 2011 13:05 GMT

Fifty Women Who Made It Happen

Malala Yousafzai, Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Commemorate International Women's Day 2015 with stories from across the world

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