Talha Mansoor credits women of great initiativei
Female Influencers – The gender equality is proceeding ahead with quite a speed indicating that the human race is still evolving. From activism and politics to the arts women and girls are standing up, speaking out and bringing about a significant change in the global arena. It is by all means clear that outstanding women are the leaders of tomorrow, breaking the glass ceiling, making scientific breakthroughs, fighting for equality and working to make the world a better place. With their grit, determination and sense of purpose they have proved that their leading role is a welcome sign and should be appreciated.
Greta Thunberg is fighting for everyone’s future. The Swedish teen activist staged the first School Strike for Climate outside her country’s parliament in August 2018 sparking an international movement for climate action. At age 15, Thunberg addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference and exhorted the world to take action as time is running out.
Despite being shot in the head when she was 15, Malala Yousafzai has continued to advocate for girls’ right to education around the world. In 2014, at age 17, Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest-ever recipient. Today, she is studying philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford.
Rahaf Mohammed made international headlines when she barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room and tweeted for help fleeing violence and abuse at home in Saudi Arabia. The now 22-year-old was eventually granted asylum in Canada and hopes her story will inspire other Saudi women to be brave and free and that it prompts a change to the laws of Saudi Arabia, a country where women are not allowed to work, marry or travel without the permission of a male guardian.
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi was one of three scientists to win the 2008 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Barré-Sinoussi and co-recipient Luc Montagnier shared half the prize for their work in identifying the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a retrovirus that attacks immune system cells, causing AIDS.
Cynthia Kenyon, American molecular biologist, is doing something that, if successful may prove to be the most important woman—or person—ever. Currently vice president of aging research at Google’s Calico, Kenyon’s genetic studies might one day make it possible for humans to add a hundred years to lifespan.
Alyssa Milano is widely recognised to be the mainstay of the #MeToo movement and it became a global cause when allegations of sexual abuse against Harvey Weinstein surfaced. Actress and equal rights advocate she fame popularized the phrase in 2017, tweeting: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”
Jennifer Doudna, American biochemist and her partner Emmanuelle Charpentier invented CRISPR-Cas9, the gene-editing technology. The pioneering technology, which gives scientists the ability to edit DNA in cells with exceptional accuracy, could one day cure genetic deformities and diseases such as cancer, blood disorders, blindness, AIDS, cystic fibrosis, and muscular dystrophy.
Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, revolutionised online media, authored 15 books and is the CEO of Thrive Global, an organisation aimed at helping people and companies achieve well-being. Huffington advocates for the necessity of sleep and self-care as the keys to success. The Weekender