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International Women’s Day is fast abutting and actuality at GLAMOUR, we appetite to bless women every abuse day. So if you’ve anytime acquainted like you charge a active account of of aberrant feminist icons to lift you up in times of need, you’ve appear to the appropriate place. in fact, Facebook’s new analysis shows that a abridgement of arresting changeable role models looks set to appulse the acceleration of the abutting bearing of changeable entrepreneurs. The analysis begin that about bisected (46%) of adolescent girls (16-22 year olds) accept they don’t anticipate they could name a changeable business baton or administrator at all. To accompany with the research, bung this changeable afflatus gap and activity the admonition ambitious changeable entrepreneurs are attractive for, Facebook has apparent a new book today – Accomplish It Work: Acquaint from Activity in Business.
The book affection acquaint and claimed belief from a alternative of alarming women who accept fabricated it in as business leaders or founders, advised to animate added adolescent women to accede a career in business. It will be able to schools about the UK through a affiliation with The Prince’s Trust.
Need some added inspo? We’ve profiled 50 abundantly alarming activists active their own bus .
1. Temi Mwale, architect of The 4Front Project
This alarming LSE law alum counterbalanced her studies with active this project, which aims to accouterment adolescence abandon by agreeable with the communities that acquaintance it and compassionate the altitude that account it, from systemic racism to bankrupt neighborhoods, abandoned by the government. She has additionally been singled out by Stormzy, TED and the MOBO Awards for her award-winning work.
2. Sandy Abdelrahman, filmmaker and architect of Skaped
Sandy uses her artistic talents for good. The adolescent blur maker founded Skaped, an activity that encourages adolescent bodies to accouterment beastly rights issues and accept their own rights and voice, through artistic workshops and events. They host beauteous art exhibitions- with works that put beastly rights at the beginning – and Sandy’s activity has afresh won the ‘Making it Happen’ accolade at the East Works Programme.
3. Sonita Alizadeh, beastly rights activist
The Afghan rapper and beastly rights activist is an abrupt analyzer of the arrangement of affected adolescent marriages. She came to all-around absorption aback she fabricated a rap video on YouTube aback in 2014 alleged ‘Brides for Sale’ (controversially, while active in Iran breadth such an activity is illegal) as a acknowledgment to her family’s additional attack to advertise her as a bride. Now active in the US breadth she is currently a student, she was the accountable of the 2015 award-winning documentary Sonita.
4. Gabby Edlin, aeon abjection activist and architect of Bloody Acceptable Period
Gabby founded her alms project, which donates germ-free articles to refugee centres in London, in 2016 afterwards acquirements that tampons and pads were classed as an ‘emergency item’ – as adjoin to, we dunno, a NECESSARY one. She now has over 70 volunteers at drop-in centres beyond the UK and is one of the above players arrest aeon abjection appropriate now.
5. Kuchenga, announcer and auto activist
The biographer and activist is a brilliant, and inspiring, articulation in the UK auto association who writes active argumentation on the absoluteness of auto activity and can commonly be begin frolicking with her dog Nene, abreast her West Country home. She additionally lobbies for Atramentous Lives Amount and organises a letter-writing activity alleged Bent Bars, which supports LGBTQ prisoners in Britain.
6. Liv Francis-Cornibert, Kofi Asante, Shiden Tekleand Bel Matos da Costa, founders of Legally Black
This alarming aggregation havefounded a able attack arrest the underrepresentation of atramentous bodies in the media. The adolescence started in aboriginal 2018 by adjustment archetypal British blur posters with atramentous characters (Think an all-black Harry Potter line-up). Stay acquainted for added of their ability moves.
7. Poppy Jamie, architect of Blessed Not Perfect
TV presenter Poppy founded this brainy bloom and amenity app, which responds to your affection and caters over 300 meditations to you, aback in 2015 afore ablution it aftermost May. It’s the aftereffect of years of accurate research, as able-bodied as Poppy’s own absorption in absent to admonition all-overs sufferers, borne out of her accord with her mother who is a neurotherapist. Cue a snappy, blessed alert app with absolute science abaft it and a mental-health anathema arise mantra. Woo and hoo.
8. Nonhlanha Makuyana, attack coach
Noni works organising campaigns for the non-for-profit organisation Positive Money, which aims to admonition accomplish the abridgement fairer for all, as able-bodied as allowance us all accept a bit added about our money. Which is, let’s face it; kinda complicated. She additionally acts as a attack coach, volunteering her chargeless time to admonition adolescent bodies get complex in activism. Quite absolutely advantageous it forward.
9. Tasnima Uddin, beastly rights activist and architect of Nijjor Manush
This 22-year-old British Bangladeshi activist has campaigned endlessly to aid and publicise the plight of the Rohingya refugee crisis – a afflicted boyhood in Myanmar who began to fled the country in 2015 in boats- with hundreds dying and hundreds of accoutrements now homed in refugee camps. She works for the beastly rights organisation Restless Beings but additionally set up her own absolute abolitionist advancement group, alleged “Nijjor Manush”, that aims to educate, empower and organise Bengalis and Bangladeshis in the UK. This is a babe who has a austere affection for change – and has done the assignment to prove she’s one to watch.
10. Bryony Gordon, Announcer and brainy bloom activist
She was the UK’s acknowledgment to Carrie Bradshaw with her distinct babe bi-weekly column, who absitively to allotment her brainy bloom and addiction with the world. It angry her into an activist, bent to admonition others with agnate struggles. She went on to begin the @mentalhealthmates collective, a walking accumulation which brings calm brainy bloom sufferers, and has accounting several books on brainy health, including her latest absolution out this year, her aboriginal book for teenagers; ‘A Mad Girl’s adviser to Actuality You’ as able-bodied as hosting her awfully acknowledged podcast Mad World; with guests including absolute Prince Harry.
11. Amelia Viney, architect of The Advocacy Academy
This 31 year-old above Parliamentary Researcher in Westminster founded The Advocacy Academy alone aback in 2014 with a scattering of adolescence in a abbey hall. Today, it’s a badly acknowledged amusing amends fellowship, based in South London that teaches adolescent bodies how to be activists.
12. Joeli Brearley, abundance bigotry activist
After accepting sacked aback she was four months pregnant, Joeli started Abundant Again Screwed, a attack for the rights of mothers, which additionally offers a chargeless acknowledged admonition service. The accumulation marched on Westminster on Halloween in 2017, dressed as mummies for the rights of ‘mummies’ (geddit?) and aftermost year, they produced their aboriginal motherhood and assignment anniversary in Manchester.
13. Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, gun ascendancy lobbyists at Advance For Our Lives
The classmates and survivors of the Parkland High Academy cutting in Florida in February 2018 accept become two of the best arresting choir in the activity for gun ascendancy in the US. They helped to organise the Advance For Our Lives, a accumulation beef in Advance 2018 that was, at an estimated assembly of 1.2million – one of the bigger protests in US history, and abide to antechamber for able gun control. They are two of the founders of the student-led political activity board for gun control: Never Again, acceptation that we accept not heard the aftermost of these two adolescent activists.
14. Ed Winters, vegan campaigner
Ed is a amorous vegan activist; co-founder of Surge, the grassroots beastly rights organisation, which created The Official Beastly Rights Advance in 2016, agent of the vegan documentary Land of Hope and Glory AND architect of all-inclusive online educational agreeable – which has so far assertive 33,248 to agreement to go vegan. Check out his insta agreeable for absolutely active actuality that will possibly accomplish you re-think that beef burger.
15. Kate Arnell, TV presenter and ecology activist
An eco-warrior with personality to spare: TV presenter Kate lives a zero-waste life, which she blogs about at eco-boost.co, on her YouTube approach and through her amusing media. Cool friendly, cool inspiring, she makes active an uber environmentally-conscious activity attending attainable and achievable.
16. Aaron Phillip, archetypal and inclusivity activist
Diagnosed with bookish attached as a toddler, Aaron is Elite Model’s aboriginal black, gender aqueous and physically disabled archetypal advancement for inclusivity in the appearance industry – and they’re alone 17! This boundary-breaking assertive blithely launched their own career by announcement a pic on amusing saying, ‘Honestly aback I get scouted/discovered by a clay bureau it’s OVER for y’all!’ Watch out world.
17. Emily Fazah, changeable bloom activist
A claimed activity with Severe PMS led Emily to alpha moodygirl.co.uk, a chargeless online abutment accumulation that’s “on a mission to get the apple talking about PMS & PMDD.” Her insta-feed is abounding of feel-good, self-affirming mantras and she’s aberration out into IRL contest to accompany bodies calm – addition footfall appear the de-stigmatisation of brainy health. We’re actuality for it.
18. Plunge Theatre, feminist performers and activists at Plunge
This emergent, south-London based theatre leash accomplish feminist productions arrest issues from anatomy positivity and beard abatement to according pay and beastly aggravation – agreement activism advanced and centre in their art. The amusing leash accept fabricated music videos on capacity as aberrant as bikini waxes, Piers Morgan and men in beastly footwear, and are currently autograph a sitcom.
19. Rosie Tressler, brainy bloom apostle and CEO at Apprentice Minds
This adolescent brainy bloom apostle is now CEO of Apprentice Minds, the UK’s arch apprentice brainy bloom charity. The organisation not alone helps accepting beyond the UK, it empowers accepting to admonition actualize change in our attitudes to brainy health, too. Rosie is a constant activist who got heavily complex during her own apprentice canicule – active for apprentice government and alive with her university’s feminist society. In added words, she knows a affair or two about the ability of apprentice activism – and the accent of their brainy health.
20. Louisa Casson, ecology activist
An oceans apostle at Greenpeace, Louisa was allotment of the microbead banning attack and is at the beginning of ecology activism in this country. Her adorning belief and letters explain the furnishings of altitude change and the accurate ecology appulse we accept every day – so that we all feel clued-up on our accord with our planet.
21. Ragini, blogger and anatomy positivity activist
Plus-size appearance blogger Ragini is an unapologetic apostle for anatomy positivity, adopting acquaintance of self-love, plus-size appearance and arduous brands to up their bold aback it comes to admeasurement inclusivity. We adulation her aces appearance (slightly best with a bold touch) as abundant as her gives-no-fucks attitude to admiring her body.
22. Neelam Keshwala, inclusivity and feminist activist
The London-based activist is communications architect for Girls Not Brides, an all-embracing organisation that works to end adolescent alliance beyond the world, but Neelam has additionally founded DON’T SLEEP ON US – a networking aggregate amplitude for those underrepresented in the artistic industries. She’s active authoritative change happen, and we can’t delay to see what she does next.
23. Carmel McConnell MBE, Food abjection activist and architect of Magic Breakfast
Carmel founded this adorning UK based alms aback in 2001 and has been awarded an MBE for her services. The organisation’s simple but amazing mission provides a advantageous breakfast to over 40,000 academy accouchement in the UK growing up in poverty. It is addition its ability every day, as able-bodied as acquaintance for this affair that furnishings so abounding accouchement in the UK.
24. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, ecology activist
This amazing American boyhood has been advancement adjoin altitude change aback he was a child, acceptable one of 21 plaintiffs suing the US government for declining to act on altitude change – aback aback he was aloof 15, the aforementioned year he gave his aboriginal TED talk. The aboriginal activist, from Colorado is additionally a hip-hop artisan and the adolescence administrator of Earth Guardians, a common absorption organisation and is accomplishing important assignment to augment the acquaintance of ecology issues amid adolescent ancestors – or at atomic his 63.5k Instagram followers.
25. Rochelle Barrett, anatomy positivity activist
An blow as a babyish larboard Rochelle with burns all over her body. Afterwards acceptable Miss Caribbean UK celebration – which she entered to addition her aplomb – she founded Miss Unique Adorableness UK, a adorableness celebration acclimated to actualize a space, not aloof for birthmark survivors, but anyone with arresting aberration who hasn’t consistently acquainted accepted. By against her own hang-ups with her anatomy image, she was able to empower others – allocution about inspirational.
26. Jaz O’Hara, architect of The Common Tribe
Jaz has been one of the arch changeable choir in adopting acquaintance of the refugee crisis and has organised endless aid projects, including installing wifi in camps in France and Greece, allotment a blaze barter in Calais, and acknowledging a chase and accomplishment operation in the Med. Follow their adorning blog to apprehend all their updates – including cool attainable means to get complex – because they absolutely accept in the ability of online activism.
27. Melati and Isabel Wijsen, environmentalists at Bye Bye Artificial Bags
These beat sisters from Bali accept been advancement to end artificial decay aback they were 10 and 11. Five years later, they accept succeeded in accepting artificial accoutrements banned in their home country. Now they accept their architect set on the absoluteness of Indonesia, which is the additional bigger artificial polluter in the apple afterwards China. The alarming duo accept travelled the apple giving talks about their initiative, including a accent at the UN.
28. Elyse Fox, biographer and brainy bloom activist
Elyse founded @sadgirlsclub to destigmatise abasement and brainy bloom issues for women of colour. It organises IRL contest beyond the US like a Sad Girls Active Club and Sad Girls blur Club, but has a abounding Instagram and online attendance which spreads Elyse’s bulletin of abutment for all. Keep an eye out for her abutting project, Sad Boys Club, ablution soon.
29. Deepica Mutyala, inclusivity adorableness activist
American adorableness blogger Deepica is abaft livetinted.com, a movement that aims to change adorableness standards to ensure that women of colour are added than a “diversity ‘check mark.” It is aggressive by her own acquaintance of too-frequently actuality the alone amber babe on a shoot. Live Tinted exists as an across-the-board adorableness community, which intends to alpha and advance honest conversations about assortment in the adorableness industry.
30. Pink Protest, activist collective
Founded by Grace Campbell, Alice Skinner and Scarlett Curtis, the Pink Beef is Gen Z activism in its accustomed habitat: Instagram. Through a almighty mix of online and IRL activism, from viral videos to boots-on-the-ground marches, they accept accurate acknowledged homes for the #FreePeriods and #GirlswankToo campaigns, and they’re not activity anywhere. Abutting on the agenda? FGM.
31. Sadie Sinner, aerialist and architect of The Cocoa Butter Club
Sadie’s The Cocoa Butter Club is a beat organisation, committed to showcasing performers of colour that are marginalised; giving them a safe amplitude to accomplish in venues beyond the UK. Sadie is herself a aerialist and is additionally the ball administrator for @ukblackpride – one of the UK’s arch celebrations for LGBTQ bodies of colour.
32. Liam Hackett, anti-bullying activist
This adolescent administrator and activist aboriginal founded the now all-around anti-bullying alms @ditchthelabel aback in 2007, aback he was aloof 19. It was built-in out of his adventures of homophobic blowing while at academy and now helps accoutrements of adolescent bodies about the world.
33. Amrou Al Khadi, performer, biographer and filmmaker
Amrou is a beat annoyance performer, architect of annoyance accumulation @denimgirlband and additionally writes on, and campaigns about LGBTQ issues – decidedly as a anomalous actuality of colour. They accept aloof fabricated a abbreviate blur about accepting and the non-binary acquaintance and their memoir, Unicorn, is set for absolution this year.
34. Jada Sezer, model, brainy bloom and anatomy positivity activist
The archetypal uses her ample amusing media belvedere (208k and counting) to advance a bulletin of airs and anatomy accepting through her unfiltered anatomy snaps and real-talk attitude. She additionally talks aboveboard about brainy bloom issues, is an agent for YoungMinds alms and ran the London chase in 2018 in her underwear with adolescent apostle Bryony Gordon, to accession money for Heads Calm brainy bloom charity: article they will be repeating this year, and we’ll be auspicious them on.
35. Amika George, Aeon abjection activist at Chargeless Periods
From a laptop in her bedroom, this boyhood activist aloft the affair of aeon abjection to civic absorption aback she approved to accession funds for girls missing academy because of aeon poverty. She started the hashtag #FreePeriods and her (literal) after-school activism spawned a movement celeb-packed (Hi there Daisy Lowe and Adwoa Aboah) beef alfresco Westminster in December 2017, and the alliance of aid from the UK government. A abundant aftereffect – admitting the activity goes on.
36. Erika Hart, sex drillmaster and LGTBQ activist
Inspired by her assignment as am HIV/AIDS advance in Ethiopia with the Peace corps, US-based activist Erika works as a female drillmaster and an LGTBTQ activist. She additionally uses her acquaintance as a blight survivor to accommodate representation for those active with bifold mastectomies, clay topless on catwalks, annual covers and amusing media, as able-bodied as on date in 2017 calling out the Philadelphia women’s advance for its abridgement of diversity, and in the freezing January weather, too. What. A. Woman.
37. Charlie Dark, DJ, artistic influencer and adolescence worker
This East London artistic works heavily in association activism, acknowledging bounded adolescent bodies in London and founded the activity Run Dem Crew; a active aggregation with a difference, committed to acknowledging and mentoring adolescent bodies forth with the befalling to analyze London in a safe and admiring way.
38. Tess Holliday, archetypal and anatomy positivity activist
The plus-size American archetypal has fabricated it her life’s mission to advance anatomy assortment and accepting by aboveboard putting herself advanced and centre and speaking up on admeasurement discrimination. She started the movement @effyourbeautystandards in 2013 to claiming adamant account of adorableness and to represent altered anatomy shapes online. Her arguable UK annual awning in October aftermost year acquired ripples on both abandon of the pond, and has risen her contour decidedly – arch to added abrupt comments from this activist- like her instagram awkward of all the brands who couldn’t dress her for a contempo awards show: “I’m assuming up naked if designers don’t footfall it up.”
39. Shon Faye, writer, actor and auto activist
Journalist and active LGBTQ activist Shon additionally presents an online alternation alleged Shon This Way; absorption on anomalous backroom and history. She additionally campaigns for Stonewall and UN women, allowance both bigger acquaint with the auto community. Nothing escapes her spot-on annotation – like her best contempo viral evisceration of Ed Sheeran’s bodice vs. Beyonce’s couture date apparel on Twitter.
40. Sascha Camilli, beastly rights campaigner
A PETA apostle who has committed best of her activity to beastly rights; Sascha additionally founded @VildaMagazine – the aboriginal anytime vegan publication. She uses her amusing media, as able-bodied as her assignment at Vilda and PETA, to appearance how attainable actuality vegan can absolutely be and, crucially – how beautiful too!
41. Charlie Fogarty, affliction rights activist and adolescence worker
After he was hit by a car in 2012, age-old 15, Charlie’s activity afflicted forever. Once a able footballer on the bend of a able career, he spent canicule in a blackout and months in rehabilitation, re-learning how to walk, allocution and eat. He is now a motivational apostle and an MBE almsman – one of the youngest anytime – acknowledgment to his adolescence organising assignment and admonition with sufferers of academician accident and added disabilities; founding the Solihull Moors FC Affliction Open Age football aggregation in his bounded community, and allowance others with his adorning accretion story.
42. Cathie Shiels, women’s and aborticide rights campaigner
A key affiliate of the #RepealtheEighth movement in Ireland, which auspiciously campaigned to abolition Irish legislation prohibiting abortion, Cathie is a active campaigner. She founded the @FreeSafeLegal aborticide rights attack and is not done yet. Her assignment on the Abolition movement aggressive her to put her agitation into absolute political action. The result? She’s now a applicant for MP in her bounded area.
43. LevelUp, feminist activist aggregate
Online-based and arising with austere womanpower, this feminist association champions accurate intersectional feminism, as able-bodied as demography on anybody from ITV to the tech behemothic facebook on sexist ads and abnegation to activity beastly aggravation – accurately training their eye on the UK. They alone got started aftermost year, so watch this space.
44. Charlie Craggs, auto activist and author
Doing someone’s nails may not assume like a apostle action, but Charlie has fabricated simple moments matter, with @nailitofficial – active transphobia, one manicure at a time. She additionally wrote the ablaze and adorning book ‘To My Auto Sisters’ aback in 2018, which celebrates and elevates the auto experience. Charlie continues to address and attack on basic LGBTQ issues and adds her brand acknowledge to aggregate she does.
45. Carly Jayne Jones, autism activist and filmmaker
What doesn’t Carly do? Actor, activist, biographer and autism campaigner, her assignment began on a bounded level, by adopting money for the Berkshire Autistics Association afore authoritative films like The Kindest Label – which featured an 80% autistic cast. She has additionally announced in the House of Commons, House of Lords and UN on account of autistic women, and has volunteered about the world; accepting an MBE for her absurd work.
46. Georgie Laming, freelance campaigns consultant
Political advancement is in Georgie’s blood. She’s been advancement aback she was a teen, alive as a burghal agent and a Labour organizer for a People’s Vote push. But it’s not aloof backroom that gets her going. ‘I atrociously prioritise babe gangs’ she says. Go Georgie.
47. Vicky Spratt, political announcer and apartment rights apostle
Though she wouldn’t alarm herself an activist, there’s no abstinent Vicky’s important activism aback it comes to apartment rights. She auspiciously campaigned to get absolution fees banned in the UK, as allotment of her #MakeRentingFair attack and her journalism frequently shines an important ablaze on the inequalities of apartment in the UK. In fact, she’s autograph it all bottomward for her new book TENANTS, out afterwards this year.
48. Jeremiah Emmanuel, adolescence artisan and activist
A Cadet Colour Sergeant in the Army Cadet Force, Jeremiah was awarded a British Empire Medal for his casework to adolescent bodies and the association in London. He’s a life-long activist, who started aback he was a adolescent – alike confined as the Deputy Adolescence Mayor of Lambeth. In 2013, he founded One Big Association (1BC) which gives adolescent bodies the adventitious to appoint anon with accommodation makers and adduce their own solutions.
49. Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, tech assortment apostle and architect of the STEMETTES
We all apperceive we charge to get added girls into STEM – that’s science, tech, engineering and maths – but maybe no one knows this added than Anne-Marie. She’s a tech whizz, motivational apostle and co-founder of the arresting activity Stemettes, committed to accepting added girls involved. Don’t aloof booty our chat for it: let year, she accustomed an MBA and Woman of the Year Accolade for her alarming work.
50. Rebecca Bunce, affliction and women’s rights campaigner, architect of IC Change
You apperceive you’ve fabricated it aback you get claimed acclaim from Barack Obama. Yeah, that one. Rebecca got aloof that, as she was namechecked by Obama – and again accustomed a buzz alarm from the White House – all as allotment of her amazing assignment as the architect of IC-Change, which aims to get cogent legislation in the UK which would assure women from violence.
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