8 Inspiring Women Who Are Changing the Lives of Women Across the World
Listening to the unheard voices of the hearing impaired
KR Liu is an advocate for the hearing impaired and is also the Director of Advocacy and Accessibility at Doppler Labs. As a hearing impaired person herself she has made a major contribution to uplift the lives of all those who find it hard to hear. She is a true inspiration to the world at large.
Queen bee of Media
Oprah Winfrey is considered worldwide as one of twentieth century’s most influential female figures. Through sheer willpower, determination and talent she has managed to break down all the barriers. She is a media mogul, a child advocate, a philanthropist, the list goes on and on.
Standing against terrorism
Yasmin Green is the creator of Jigsaw’s Redirect Method, which uses digital technology to reach out to multitudes and keep people informed about terrorist organizations such as ISIS and discourage people from joining such organizations. She says that the realization the internet was going to be the hub of terrorism and organized crime is what truly inspired her to come up with this world-changing advertising technology.
Enhancing female education
Dayle Haddon is the founder and Chief executive officer of WomenOne which helps females around the globe get better access to education. She won the UN’s Humanitarian Award in recognition of her hard work. Haddon is of the firm belief that offering quality and universal education to females will greatly contribute to enhancing society. Perhaps then we won’t be unfortunate enough to discover bodies of babies of overburdened mothers hidden inside sewers or garbage bins.
Voice of the survivors
Dr. Kristen Ali Eglinton is instrumental in raising voices of victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and other personal struggles. She is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Footage Foundation whose mission is to amplify the voices of youth and help them transform into stronger and better individuals.
Critical eye of the Cuban Government
Yoani Sanchez is a Cuban blogger. Her blog, Generacion Y, received international fame. She unabashedly describes her real life experiences in Cuba and shares the struggles of her people with the rest of the world. She utilizes technology to empower her fellow Cubans. She was listed in the top 100 of most influential women in the world by TIME magazine in 2008.
Wayetu Moore is the founder of One Moore Book which is a publishing company for children’s books. What makes this company stand out from the rest is that it helps provide books with cultural sensitivity for children living in the poorer regions worldwide with the noble intention of helping those regions improve their literacy rates. The company has published 21 titles so far and have donated over 8000 books and as the founder of that company Moore is indeed a source of inspiration to women at large.
Changing lives of the unemployed
Leila Janah and her team at Samasource have thus far helped nearly 51,000 find a living through digital work. What is even more remarkable is that her team helps individuals who have never used computers hone skills necessary to find a job in the tech field. She is of the opinion that many who are talented suffer greatly due to the lack of opportunities and she is determined to take a stand against it. She is a true inspiration to all.