Women Using Their Voices For Change!

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

Ladies, we are the backbone of society, YES, we must prove ourselves time and time again, work harder in a male dominated world, but we are strong, and should be empowered by the success of our sisterhood. These women are changing the world, being heard, using their platforms and voices on behalf of all of us. They prove you can make a difference at any chapter of your life ~ So YOU can too!

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Malala turned her life-threatening injury into an inspirational fight for the right to education, especially female education. Malala co-authored I Am Malala, which became an international bestseller, she was the youngest Nobel Prize honoree, the first person awarded Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize and the youngest person to address the House of Commons of Canada. In her continued activism for education she co-founded the Malala Fund, a charitable fund working for a world where every girl can learn and lead, breaking down the barriers which prevent over a 130 million girls worldwide from going to school.

Geena Davis - Photo Lauren Magit Jones

Geena Davis

Born Virginia Elizabeth Davis, we all know her as “Geena” is an American actress, model and activist, received numerous accolades for her acting work in television and film, for portraying strong and authentic female characters as well as her involvement in advocacy for women in the industry.

Geena’s acting debut was in 1982 in the film” Tootsie” Since then she’s made a name for herself, as a leader in gender equality.

In 2004 Davis launched the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, collaboratively with the entertainment industry to dramatically increase the presence of female characters in media. Through the organization, in 2015 she launched the Bentonville Film Festival which takes place annually in Bentonville, Arkansas. She executive produced the documentary This Changes Everything in 2018.

In 2019, Genna was recognized of her work for gender equality, she received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts

An American television broadcaster and someone we invite into our home each morning as anchor of ABC's Good Morning America.

A southern girl at heart, Roberts grew up in Mississippi and attended Southeastern Louisiana University, She was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations, then landed a job as sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years (1990–2005) Climbing the ladder, Robin became co-anchor on Good Morning America in 2005.

In 2007 Roberts was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer, she underwent surgery and by January 2008 had completed eight chemotherapy treatments, following 6½ weeks of radiation.

In 2012 she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disease of the bone marrow. Roberts went public with her illness and brought light to Be the Match Registry, a nonprofit organization run by the National Marrow Donor Program. The organization experienced an 1,800 percent spike thanks to Robin’s courage to stand tall in hopes to help others. Her treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome was chronicled on the program, which earned a 2012 Peabody Award for the coverage.

In 2014 Robert’s book was published, Everybody's Got Something

Robin is a people person and one of the greatest journalists of all time, her compassion for others shines though and it made perfect sense why she started thriver thursday from Rock’n Robins Production, it’s an initiative that spotlights “thrivers” – people who preserve, achieve their goals and even surpass them despite life-altering circumstances. From people who have experienced a catastrophic diagnosis, unexpected loss, divorce, and personal betrayal. These are the people who were dealt a choice and they chose to thrive.

The series is a prescription for empowerment, a remedy of information combined with compassion, optimism, and humor. #thriverthrusday

“I’m not crazy about the word survivor. I say we are thriving and believe we are thrivers”
– Robin Roberts

Greta Thunberg - Photo Fabrice Coffrini

Greta Thunberg

At the tender age of only 16, Thunberg is a household name for her campaigning for action on global warming. This young Swedish woman has done so much to highlight the need to change, her movement, School Strike for The Climate gathered momentum and she addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference. In August 2019, Thunberg sailed from Plymouth, UK, to New York, US, to attend climate conferences in New York and demonstrate her belief in reducing emissions. She is already being hailed as a “next generation leader” and has won multiple awards including International Children’s Peace Prize. Her message is strong and clear, and the world is listening!

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Amy Poehler

Funny lady Poehler, is an American actress, comedian, voice actor, writer, producer, and director. She founded the improv troupe and theater Upright Citizens Brigade, was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and starred in NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

In 2001 Poehler set up her own production company called Paper Kite Productions. Paper Kite is part of Universal Television. As of 2019, the production company's staff is all female. To describe her success as a producer, The Hollywood Reporter called Poehler "a powerful arbiter of sophisticated comedy."

September 2008 Poehler began producing a digital series with two of her friends, Meredith Walker and Amy Miles, titled Smart Girls at the Party. Launched by the Texas-based ON Networks distributor, the official press release stated that the show "aims to help girls find confidence in their own aspirations and talents." In each episode, Poehler interviews a girl with a "unique talent, community interest or point of view." The first season of Smart Girls at the Party premiered online November 17, 2008, with Mattel’s Barbie signed on as the lead sponsor.