Last post, I mentioned five feminists who are doing amazing things in our world and making positive contributions. Those five women also happened to have famous and recognizable faces. For this post, I am highlighting five more amazing women doing great things. This time, the faces are not so recognizable. Here they are in all their glory.
1. Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth Holmes is the Founder and CEO of Theranos, a company that is revolutionizing blood testing technology and the entire health industry in the U.S. At just 31 years old, she is the youngest addition to Forbes’ Billionaire List. She started her company at 19 after dropping out of college. Along with creating a technologic device that will help so many people around the world, she also serves as an inspiration and hero to girls and women everywhere who are into technology and science. Who said girls can’t be superheroes?
2. Meredith Walker
Meredith Walker is a former SNL producer, and one of the original creators of Smart Girls At The Party, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. The website and video series is all about girl power, and encourages young girls to “change the world by being themselves,” while being sincere and heartfelt about real issues facing girls today. It’s always good to have a safe space on the Internet where girls can go and not be judged. Walker takes feminism to a level where a younger generation of feminists can learn and become comfortable with themselves.
3. Jazz Jennings
Jazz Jennings is a teen, but she is far from an average one. The teen has just made history for becoming the first transgendered person to be the face of Clean & Clear’s new ad campaign, called See The Real Me. In addition to that, she also was named one of the 25 most influential teens of 2014 by Time Magazine. She has published a book for trans teens, and has also starred in her own docu-series for TLC. She is a LGBTQ rights activist and a positive role model for teenagers and adults alike. Jennings has accomplished so much in her short 14 years of life, and is someone that can truly be called amazing.
4. Amal Alamuddin
Why is it that whenever we hear about Amal Alamuddin, it has something to do with her famous husband or whatever outfit she is wearing? A lot of people might not know that Alamuddin is a human right’s lawyer that has worked on many high profile cases, such as the Enron case and the Armenian Genocide case. In 2014 she was selected by the UN to look into possible war crimes in Gaza. Alamuddin is fluent in three languages; She is a graduate of both Oxford and of New York University School of Law. This powerful, highly educated and talented woman definitely deserves more credit for the superwoman that she is. I would love to live in a world where Alamuddin isn’t introduced as so and so’s wife, because she is remarkable all on her own.
5. Malala Yousafzai
Okay, so Malala Yousafzai might be a bit more famous now that she’s been the youngest Nobel Peace Price laureate, but she’s still very much just a regular teen. Yousafzai is an activist for women’s educational rights. She is an author, and one of Time magazines 100 Most Influential People in the World. She has literally taken a bullet for women’s rights, and if that’s not worth a mention, I don’t know what is. If you don’t know about Yousafzai, I highly suggest you pick up a copy of I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.
Hats off to these marvelous ladies. We could all learn a thing or two from them.