World Changing Women – Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian-American journalist who was thrust into the view of the world during the protests that pushed Mubarak from power in 2011. She is a liberal Muslim feminist who is mowing down expectation and oppression with her eloquent words, fearless...

World Changing Women – Manal al Sharif

You’ve probably heard of and seen Manal al-Sharif even if you don’t remember her name. In 2011 she dared to drive in Saudi Arabia. The video went to YouTube and Facebook and she was subsequently detained for her actions. Manal is an advocate for women’s right to drive...

World Changing Women – Anousheh Ansari

Brains, bravery, business and beauty are rolled into one astonishing package in the form of Anousheh Ansari. This amazing lady has been to space, written a book, started an international communications business and speaks four languages! She is fluent in Persian,...

World Changing Women – Bess Myerson

Bess Myerson was the first, and so far, only, Jewish Miss America. She first won the Miss New York pageant and went on to win the American crown in 1945. Bess was the daughter of Jewish-Russian immigrants and was raised to focus on her intelligence rather than...

World Changing Women – Mayumi Narita

Mayumi is one of the best Paralympian swimmers in the world. She has 15 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals and competed from 1996 to 2004. She has had to make sure of a wheelchair for several years due to her myelitis (inflammatory spinal cord condition that can...

World Changing Women – Gina Rodriguez

Gina is currently my favourite actress. I’ve been binge-watching Jane the Virgin and she’s completely adorable as the character of Jane Villaneuva. If you haven’t already checked out Jane the Virgin, please do, it’s intensely enjoyable and you will never be bored. Her...