Here are the women who inspire us on International Women's Day
On this special occasion, we would want to thanks these incredibly smart women who have changed the world in their way and given us reasons to dream big.
1. Sunitha Krishnan - Sunitha Krishnan is an Indian social activist and chief functionary and co-founder of Prajwala, a non-governmental organization that rescues, rehabilitates and reintegrates sex-trafficked victims into society.
Here works in the areas of anti-human trafficking and social policy is incredible. Her organization, Prajwala shelters rescued women and children and set up one of the largest rehabilitation homes in the country. Awarded India's fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2016, she is a woman of strength and power.
2. Faye D'Souza – the iron lady of Indian journalism. She commenced The Urban Debate where she brought light upon " apathy, inefficiency and corruption which is the root cause of most problems that we face as Indians today.".Rewarded as the ‘Journalist of the Year’ in 2018, we salute her for her blistering coverage of issues that touch the lives of common people.
3. Amal Clooney: Most often known for her impeccable style quotient, Amal Clooney has played a significant role in empowering women. She helped in freeing Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman who was sexually enslaved by ISIS in 2014. Amal also represents Yazda, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the Yazidis.
4. Dipa Karmakar –A true legend for Indian sports. Dipa Karmakar is the first Indian female gymnast to win a bronze medal at the commonwealth games 2014. Karmakar was born with flat feet, an unfavourable trait for a gymnast, through her extensive training developed an arch in her foot. She was named in Forbes list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 in 2017. Portraying true sportsmanship, Dipa Karmakar is a hero for our future generation.
5. Whitney Wolfe Herd – A woman, who of late has inspired many women entrepreneurs to go big. A 31-year-old female billionaire, Witney is the founder of Bumble. Herd is the youngest of the handful of women CEOs who have taken their companies public. Bumble‘s current market cap has been valued at over $8 billion.
These women have taught us that there are no ceilings and barriers if we want to move forward.
We salute these women!