Many influential women are doing big things for the future of the world and changing the status quo. Females are making a difference in various fields, including entertainment, politics, science and literature. Empowering women to use their voices and skills to make the world a better place is inspiring and important to talk about.
One of the beauties of feminism is for everyone to contribute using their unique gifts and skills. Here are just a few of the many women making a difference in the world right now.
Greta Thunberg is an 18-year-old climate change activist working for international policy upgrades. She was named Time magazine’s person of the year in 2019. She continues to push for environmental policy improvements worldwide through her activism, inspiring and educating the next generation.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, is a Democratic politician currently serving as a U.S. representative for New York's 14th congressional district. At just 31 years old, she’s been a staunch voice for the left’s platforms all the way back to her roots as a bartender. She understands the people and goes above and beyond to fight for policies that will benefit everyone.
Jessica O. Matthews
Jessica O. Matthews is the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, a technology company that provides clean, safe, and low-cost power and data services. Her company has received several awards for her work, even being invited to the White House by President Obama. She works to provide accessible energy solutions on a wider scale.
Jessica O. Matthews is the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, a technology company that provides clean, safe, and low-cost power and data services.
Those aware of the women in STEM movement probably already know Debbie Sterling. She’s an engineer, entrepreneur and one of the primary leaders of the movement for women and girls to embrace science and technology. The idea of disrupting the pink aisle has resulted in a bigger push for women and girls to feel empowered in STEM.
Meghan Markle is not a typical princess. From her acting career to her speaking out about all kinds of issues, she has consistently advocated for herself and others. As a part of the royal family, she continues to handle situations with grace and dignity, from subjects regarding race to mental health.
Christina Koch certainly has a lot to be proud of. After spending 328 days aboard the International Space Station and returning in February 2020, she officially set the record for the longest single space flight by a woman. At just 41 years of age, who knows what she’ll accomplish next?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer, novelist and TED speaker who has produced many brilliant works that call attention to feminism and many other avenues of social justice. She wrote “Americanah” and “We Should All Be Feminists,” and is the brilliant speaker behind the “Danger of a Single Story” TED talk. She is an amazing writer and communicator who consistently educates others and makes the world a better place.
You may recognize Amanda Gorman from her inspiring reading of her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the presidential inauguration in January 2021. In addition to her amazing inaugural poem, Amanda Gorman is the Youth Poet Laureate and an activist specifically focusing on subjects of feminism, race, marginalization and the African diaspora. At just 23 years old, Gorman already has so much to be proud of, and there’s no telling what her future holds.
Celebrating Women Who Inspire Us
There are so many amazing, inspiring women changing the world in their own unique ways — and these are just a few examples of women who are proving what’s possible. Happy Women’s History Month!