Yawa Hansen-Quao, a social entrepreneur from Ghana, says she is passionate about helping Africa become a continent that is peaceful, prosperous and just.
Ruth Kissam is the first Papua New Guinean to be selected for the Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University.
During the Ebola crisis, Hlaing led and successfully implemented Oxfam’s emergency response which was staffed by 400 employees to fight against the global threat
“The things you perceive as defects in you, may be your best tools in the future,” says Sylvia Aguilera García, Mexican human rights activists.
“Appealing to the inherent goodness of humans can wake up positive feelings and hope,” says member of Ukrainian Parliament Olena Sotnyk.
Eirliani won the 2015 BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Award. She sits on Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council. She is skiing to the North Pole in April 2020 to campaign against child sexual abuse.
“Sometimes you are very tired both physically and emotionally because political leaders are attacking and trying to make you give up what you do. This is the moment you realise that you are doing it right,” says Eka Gigauri.
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“I think gender equality is just one form of equality that we need to look at. We need to look at finding equal opportunities for young people,”says Gulf gender activist Dr. AlAnoud Al Sharekh.
“Scaling impact for me is not necessarily about reach or geographical spread but about how the spending of resources achieve the most valuable impact,” says Joy Oliver.
“Every story has consequences when released, and that’s so powerful and inspiring,” says Spanish journalist Pilar Velasco in an interview for our new series Global Girl.