Sparta was the only city-state in which women influenced the economy. It was also the only city-state in which teenage girls could participate in sports.
Spartan Women - educated, empowered, and trained and competed in athletics (in a time where no other women in Greece did any of this). Not only were the Spartan men the toughest soldiers that ever lived, but their women were as tough as nails too.
Dispite what many people think the Spartans had great artistic talent. They produced many great pieces of art including this one.