To mark International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up a list of five women across different walks of life who empower, inspire and motivate. From the poet who wears Prada, to the recent iconic image of CEO and Founder of Bumble holding her baby, surrounded by a team of women, on the eve of her company going public, these are #GirlBosses on a mission. This is our ode to strong women - may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.
The first person to be named the National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, Amanda Gorman catapulted into global stardom after delivering the inaugural poem at US President Joe Biden’s inauguration clad in the yellow Prada coat. The activist and rising fashion icon’s work is focused on oppression, marginalisation, and of course, feminism.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
After quitting Tinder’s executive team over sexual harassment, Wolfe Herd founded Bumble, an app on which women get to make the first move in the otherwise male-dominated dating culture. The founder and CEO became the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire when the company went public in February, a feat that is by no means common.
She floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee with her mastery of the tennis court and her impeccable backhands. The 22-year old Japanese tennis player is the first Asian woman to hold the No. 1 rank by the Women’s Tennis Association and the highest paid female athlete in the world, ushering in a new era for the next generation of women in sports.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Notorious RBG is (yes, still is) a liberal and legal icon. The self-proclaimed ‘flaming feminist’ was the second female justice of the US Supreme Court, the first female tenured professor at Columbia Law School, and spent her entire life fighting against racial inequality and gender discrimination.
Rao is an Indian-American scientist, author and STEM promoter who leverages technology to combat problems faced by her generation. The fifteen-year-old’s problem solving prowess landed her on Forbes 30 Under 30 and the cover of TIME magazine as its first ‘Kid of The Year’