Apart from the names we keep hearing on almost daily basis like, Hilary Clinton, Indra Nooyi, Janet Yellen and Sheryl Sandburg; there are many other women across the world that have been pushing the boundaries and leading the world towards a more liberal and a bright future.
Coming from a humble background, Yousafzai has always stood up for children’s and especially girls’ right to education. After surviving an assassination attempt, Malala was invited to the United Nations General assembly, where her speech impressed everyone across the globe. Last year, she was considered to be given the Nobel Peace Prize. This would’ve made her the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate ever.
The first woman to head General Motors, Barra started working for the company at the age of 18 and worked her way up to her current position as CEO. She is one of the first women to lead an otherwise male dominated sector. At the company, Barra is responsible for the design, engineering, and quality of GM's vehicles.
By making contraceptive methods more accessible to women, Gates is empowering women in a major way. This would not only prevent women from unwanted pregnancies but also help them avoid sexually transmitted disease.
Gates currently hopes to get women in developing countries an access to contraception by 2020.
A Stanford-educated female engineer by profession, Sterling is the CEO of Goldieblox. An inspiration for girls all over the world, Sterling’s company builts construction toys starring Goldie, a young, curious girl who loves engineering and wants to be a builder.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
The highest-ranking woman in finance since past four years, Indrawati is the former finance minister of Indonesia and runs the World Bank's operations in 70 countries. Considered to be one of the most powerful women in the world, Indrawati has three children and still finds time to spend with them.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Business Insider