IWD 2019 - OUR TOP 5 EMPOWERED WOMEN!
We Run This Motha!
Beyoncé empowers women who want to have it all: the career, the family, the killer threads with the bank account to match. There’s undeniable power in her confidence as she flies the flag for female empowerment with a persona that has inspired a generation of women.
“Girls, we run this motha, yeah!”
The Way We Wore
We love this French Fashion Designer for her modernity, her timeless designs, little black dresses and trademark suits. Chanel was raised in an orphanage where she learnt to sew, it was these humble beginnings which gave her craftmanship and a great sense of drive and intuition. Her designs were revolutionary in the early 1900’s, she borrowed elements of menswear and made a point of emancipating women by emphasizing comfort over the constraints of the fashions of the day leading women to say goodbye to the days of laced corsets and other confining garments.
The Power of Speech
A true heroine who defied the Taliban as a young girl in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. For her activism, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived and went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala’s book, "I Am Malala," has become an international bestseller.
On her 16th birthday just 9 months after being shot, Malala gave a speech at the UN where she highlighted her focus on women's rights, education urging world leaders to change their policies.
Becoming is Better Than Being
Finding resources for self-development is empowering and always on our radar. Author Carol Dweck releases a compelling idea that we either have a growth or a fixed mindset whenever we look at a situation. A growth mindset perceives room for improvement. A fixed mindset sees a situation as an inevitability.
Carol states we should leave room for the possibility, the way we behaved in the past is not who we are allowing us the ability to grow. To find out more read: Mindset, The New Psychology Of Success.
Grand Slam Dame
BILLIE JEAN KING
This American former world no. 1 professional tennis player is an advocate for gender equality and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice. In 1973, at age 29, she won the ‘ The Battle of The Sexes’ tennis match against the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs. The match set a record for the largest tennis audience and the largest purse awarded up to that time. She pushed relentlessly for the rights of women players, helped to form a separate women’s tour, and obtained financial backing from commercial sponsors.