From Lebanon to London with a high-profile career, attorney and activist Amal Alamuddin Clooney has a distinguished career focused on international law and human rights issues. The wife of actor George Clooney, in the legal world she has fought some impactful defence cases, lectured at top universities and been a part of several United Nations commissions and tribunals. She has also contributed to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict initiative, which works to defend the rights of women in war zones. This woman has it all - brains, beauty, an A List Hollywood husband and most importantly she is a hugely influential and impacting power player in the realm of human rights 👌
Canadian Vlogger Lilly Singh who goes by the name of Superwoman is a lady of many talents including acting, comedy, creating videos and making her family of 14 million laugh on YouTube. Lilly Singh has used her platform for the good by setting up a popular campaign called ‘Girl Love’ to encourage women to support one another. While her YouTube channel is for her comical skits, Lilly has used her social media to tackle and promote her Indian heritage, writing bestselling books and coming out as bisexual, which may result in more "acceptance" for bisexual people of South Asian descent. Lilly is literally superwoman! 🙅
She’s the girl who stood up for education and changed the world. Malala Yousefzai, the Pakistani education activist has been campaigning for girls’ rights since she was 11 years old, which led to her being shot by the Taliban in 2012. Malala recovered, and went on to write the book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. In 2014, Malala won and became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient and used her $1 million prize money to finance a school for girls in Pakistan. Today we celebrate Malala not only because of her courage but because she continues to advocate for education rights for all girls 🙏
Michelle Obama, a woman defining leadership! Educated from both Harvard and Princeton, Michelle Obama continues to inspire and give hope to a new generation of young girls. The African American former first lady is a vocal supporter of women's rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, and rights of homeless veterans Additionally, Obama supported the economic stimulus bill in visits to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and United States Department of Education. She is revered around the world and is rightly one of the most iconic female figures 🙏
Jameela Jamil is certainly one to rock the boat. The fierce feminist who was once best known for presenting on T4 and BBC Radio 1 has become a powerful voice for women. When Jameela is not acting in hit US TV shows or presenting at gigs, the activist maintains being vocal on issues from feminism and sex education and more recently flat tummy teas. With her body-positive attitude, Jameela successfully facilitates social media discussions to empower and make women feel good about themselves via her @i_weigh page which has become quite a revolution in itself🙋
She is music’s most interesting character, a single mother, campaigner and unafraid of contradiction, Maya Mathangi Arulpragasm aka M.I.A, is the voice of a generation. The South Asian musician offers more than her unique music and style and feels it is essential for artists to use their platform to raise awareness, express political beliefs, and talk about current issues. We loved working on her critically acclaimed documentary last year, another strong visual piece which tells her incredible story and experiences in its upmost raw quality. With a politically charged discography to boast, M.I.A can really pack a punch on some key subject matters 💥
Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. Previously starring as Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office. In addition to acting in it, she was a writer, executive producer, and occasional director. Recognition for her work on The Office include a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series in 2010. Kaling gained wider attention for creating, writing, producing and starring in the Fox/Hulu comedy series The Mindy Project (2012–2017). She also starred in last year’s Ocean 8 and is a best selling author. We love Mindy! ⭐️
Gina Nadira Miller is an Indian Guyanese-British business owner and activist who initiated a now infamous legal case against the British government over its authority to implement Brexit without approval from Parliament. She is credited with single handedly challenging the UK government on Brexit and has made waves internationally. Due to her mixed heritage she has been named in both the Asian Power List and the Black Powerlist as the UK’s “most influential black person”.