Women Who Are Changing the World
Women indeed are changing the world, in countless ways! Sitting in any corner of the world, perhaps commoners would not even be aware of the numerous revolutions that women are spurring each day, and taking mankind, as a community and the earth, as a cosmos, a bit ahead. Forbes has formulated a list of such women who are the architects for future advancement, when it comes to women empowerment.
1. Tory Burch: An American fashion designer, business woman and philanthropist all rolled into one, she launched the Tory Burch Foundation two years ago, which provides “economic opportunities to women and their families.” Armed with the organs of microfinance and mentorship, she claims that it is empowerment and not charity. Besides, her investment in improving the collective future, her designs are immensely popular all over the world.
2. Geena Davis: An actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a woman’s Olympics archery team semi-finalist, calling her a versatile genius would not be an exaggeration. She founded the Geena David Institute On Gender in Media. She is of the opinion that the young generation needs to see an abundance of female characters doing fascinating and intriguing things and assuming leadership positions in the media. According to her, we need to add more women to the team of people who are reporting the news as well as the people making the news.
3. Melane Verveer: She is the US Ambassador-At-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the co-founder and Chairman of the board of the Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international NGO that supports global women’s leadership. According to her, in this era of transformative change, when new economic powers are rising against repressive regimes, we need to promote the status of women for both moral and strategic imperative. It is absolutely necessary for economic flourishing and global peace and security.
4. Tammy Tibbetts: Hers is a name that is passionately associated with social media that endeavours to instill social change. She is the founder and president of She’s the First, a not-for-profit organisation that sponsors girls’ education in the developing world, and thus enables them to be the first graduates from their families. She believes that no matter how one sees oneself or how he/she’s viewed by the world, as long as one receives education, he/she gets the power to break barriers and achieve firsts.
5. Holly Gordon: The Executive Director and executive producer of 10x10: Educate Girls, Change the World, a global social action campaign that is designed to promote awareness and inspire action to support girls’ education at a global level. As she herself puts it, “it is a road paved with stories and it leads to the ‘rightness’ of girls flourishing fully. The journey matters. The stories matter. And that we put things right.”
These and many more illustrious women are putting the best of their abilities to do what they can to bring many women into the mainstream, so that more and more women leaders emerge in the forefront in diverse fields. The tomorrow counts on these women, and they are sure to bring about the change that we need in the world, in more ways than one.