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1. Abby Phillip
Abby Phillip’s continuous wowing of viewers with her poise, intelligence, and the glow of her flawless Black excellence earned her a spot among the 50 most popular women in the world in 2021.
Abby Phillip is a CNN Political Correspondent and a media communication expert reporter who covered the 2020 presidential election, trailed the election campaign, just as she extensively covered Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as a campaign reporter during the 2016 election and the Obama White House for POLITICO as well as campaign finance and lobbying.
She joined the network in 2017 to cover the Trump Administration and served as White House Correspondent through 2019. In January 2020, she moderated CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa.
Abby Phillip joined CNN from The Washington Post where she most recently served as a national political reporter, covering the White House and also covered domestic and international news including the tragic Charleston, S.C., and San Bernardino massacres. While at The Washington Post, Phillip wrote on a wide range of subjects related to the Trump White House, including efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the president’s overseas trip to Poland and Germany for his first G-20.
She was a digital reporter for politics at ABC News before joining the Washington Post.
Watch Video of Abby Phillip’s Unpredictable Press Briefing explains her experience covering President Joe Biden’s inauguration goes over what it was like working as a reporter in Donald Trump’s press conferences
2. Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman is the youngest first poet in the history of the U.S. as well as an award-winning writer. She has written for the New York Times and has three books forthcoming with Penguin Random House.
Her skillful composition of words won her invitations to the Obama White House and in performance for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Al Gore, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, and others.
Amanda Gorman has performed multiple commissioned poems for CBS This Morning and she has spoken at events and venues across the U.S., including the Library of Congress and Lincoln Center.
Her outstanding performance in literary arts earned her a position in the ranking of 50 most influential women in the world. She has received a Genius Grant from OZY Media, as well as recognition from Scholastic Inc., YoungArts, the Glamour magazine College Women of the Year Awards, and the Webby Awards. She has written for the New York Times newsletter The Edit and penned the manifesto for Nike’s 2020 Black History Month campaign.
In 2017, Amanda Gorman was appointed the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate by Urban Word – a program that supports Youth Poets Laureate in more than 60 cities, regions, and states nationally.
She is the recipient of the Poets & Writers Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award and is the youngest board member of 826 National, the largest youth writing network in the United States
3. Ana de Armas
Ana de Armas is a Cuban actress and performer who holds Spanish citizenship too. She enrolled at the National Theater School of Cuba when she was 12. Ana de Armas appeared in her first film, 2006’s “Una rosa de Francia” (2006). She would rack up a small handful of additional roles in her native Cuba before a family connection gave her a new opportunity.
In Spain, de Armas joined the casts of popular series like “El internado” (Antena 3 Televisión , 2007-2010) and “Hispania, la leyenda” (Antena 3 Televisión, 2010-12), and in films like the horror-comedy “Faraday” (2013) before setting her sights on Hollywood.
In a dogged fight for influence and popularity, the female artist landed a role alongside Keanu Reeves in the Eli Roth-directed thriller “Knock Knock” (2015) and starred with Robert De Niro in the boxing film “Hands of Stone.” the following year. After co-starring in Todd Phillips’ Iraq War black comedy “War Dogs” (2016) and French-made action thriller “Overdrive” (2017), Ana de Armas scored her highest-profile role to date in Denis Villeneuve’s eagerly anticipated “Blade Runner 2049” (2017), thereby becoming one of the most famous women in the world 2021.
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Brazil indeed had one of the most influential musical queens in Anitta. The self-made Anitta’s a true hustler who turned her movement into an empire. She took the sound of Brazil—funk music, which is like our reggaeton—and took it to another level so the sounds are for everyone – a rare quality to come back these days. She represents mi gente, el pueblo, las masas, the dreamers, the hustlers.
Anitta opened doors for others through her music—not just to be an artist, but to be what they want to be. She gives hope to the ones that didn’t think they could make it in their chosen careers.
Behind her superhero-like facade is a real, sensitive human being who gives so much to people. It would be awesome to encouraging others to connect with the amazing female artist behind the great music. Not only does Anitta’s unique and enticing music put her as a top 50 most popular woman in the world today, but she’s also got enough talent to keep conquering the world.
Anitta Greatest Hits Full Album 2021 – Best Songs
5. Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy
Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy is an actress. She played Casey Cooke in the M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller film Split (2016), which she headlined in 2017, and then starred as the title character in the thriller Morgan (2016), directed Luke Scott and also starring Kate Mara.; and as Lily in the black comedy thriller Thoroughbreds (2017), and also starred in Vikram Gandhi’s film Barry, which focused on a young Barack Obama in 1981 New York City. Anya Taylor-Joy played one of Obama’s close friends.
In 2019, she reprised her role as Casey in the film Glass. Anya was also the lead actress in the music video for Skrillex’s remix of GTA’s song Red Lips.
She is most famous for her role as Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit (2020), She has been the recipient of the Cannes Film Festival’s Trophée Chopard and was nominated for the 2017 BAFTA Rising Star Award.
The former ballet dancer’s dream of becoming an actress came to the limelight when received her first part in the Show Business at a very young age, not quite long after taking up a modeling job. When she was 14, she used her savings to move to New York, and at 16, she left school to pursue acting.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s outstanding performance as Thomasin in Robert Eggers’ period horror film The Witch (2015), and the positive reviews it got at the Sundance festival revealed her incredible potential and launched her into the realms of top 50 most popular women in the world in 2021. She will also star in The Sea Change.
Watch the highlights of the Top 10 movies of Anya Taylor-Joy
6. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a Brooklyn, US marine biologist, policy expert, and writer.
She is co-founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities, and co-creator of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet, on climate solutions.
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson co-edited the bestselling climate anthology All We Can Save and co-founded The All We Can Save Project. Recently, Dr. Johnson co-authored the Blue New Deal, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. Previously, she was executive director of the Waitt Institute, developed policy at the EPA and NOAA, served as a leader of the March for Science, and taught as an adjunct professor at New York University.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Scientific American. She is on the 2021 Time 100 Next List of most influential women in the world and was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate. Outside magazine called her “the climate leader we need.” – no wonder she makes it in the top 50 influentially most popular women in the world in 2021. Climate change poses a great danger to humans in our environment
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson’s TIME 100 Talks Spotlight on Future of Sustainability
7. Ayesha Verrall
Ayesha Verrall is an infectious diseases doctor and a super-senior politician who is The Associate Minister for Health in New Zealand, passionate about preventing illness so that every New Zealander can enjoy good health and live a free and full life.
Hon Dr. Ayesha Verrall is an expert on vaccines, tuberculosis, and COVID-19. During the COVID-19 pandemic response, she was instrumental in efforts to improve New Zealand’s contact tracing and her persistent campaign #UniteAgainstCovid19
effort towards getting New Zealanders getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is yielding results with the number of vaccinated growing by the day and hinted that she was so gladdened by the news.
New Zealand government has purchased more than a quarter of a million additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine from Spain, to help meet the current surge in demand for vaccinations through immense efforts Dr. Ayesha Verrall
She is also Minister for Food Safety, Associate Minister of Health, and Associate Minister of Research Science and Innovation.
Watch the video of Ayesha Verrall claim that the COVID-19 pandemic is close to being under control
8. Aurélia Nguyen
In October 2020, Aurélia Nguyen was appointed Managing Director of the Office of the COVAX Facility.
For leading the coordination of procurement and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for 190 participating economies through COVAX, the only global initiative working with governments and manufacturers worldwide to ensure fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for economies of all financial means, she deserves the nomination among the top 50 most popular women in the world.
COVAX is the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, a groundbreaking global collaboration bringing together governments, scientists, businesses, civil society, donors, and global health organizations to speed up an end to the pandemic.
Not only her glaring contributions towards the fight against COVID-19 for which she is listed among the most famous and influential women, but Aurélia Nguyen also held a variety of posts between 1999 and 2010 within GlaxoSmithKline, prior to Gavi.
Until her appointment as Managing Director of the Office of the COVAX Facility, Aurélia Nguyen served as Gavi’s Managing Director for Vaccines & Sustainability, leading the end-to-end work of designing Gavi’s vaccine programmes. She and her team were responsible for designing ways for Gavi’s resources to support financially sustainable vaccine programmes and markets, and ultimately increase uptake of life-saving vaccines.
She led the development of GSK’s policies on access to medicines and vaccines in the developing world. She has also undertaken research for the World Health Organization (WHO) on generic medicines policies.
Aurélia Nguyen is a certified accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning & Financing from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics.
She was named by TIME magazine to the 2021 TIME100 Next list honouring “the 100 individuals who are shaping the future of their fields and defining the next generation of leadership”.
Watch video of Aurélia Nguyen on “Giving women in leadership roles”
9. Brit Bennett
Born and raised in Southern California, US, Brit Bennett’s debut novel ‘The Mothers’ was a New York Times bestseller, and her second novel The Vanishing Half which was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, contributed to her being listed among the most famous female writer.
Her essays have been featured majorly in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.
Brit Bennett’s essays and where they were featured are Trump Time, Vogue, Ripping the Veil, The New Republic, Battle Cry of the Android, The Oxford American, Addy Walker, An American Girl, The Paris Review Daily, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and a Generation Waking Up, The New York Times, White Terrorism is as old as America, The New York Times and Who Gets to Go to the Pool, The New York Times, I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People, Jezebel, and The Performance of Racial Passing, The New York Times Style
Butterball (A Short Story), Day One and Ain’t That Good News, Kweli Journal are two stories written by Brit Bennett.
Watch video of how Brit Bennett’s ‘The Varnishing Half’ emerged as the 2020 Book of the Year Winner
10. Chloe X Haile Bailey
The Atlanta, US-born teenage sisters Chloe X Haile Bailey made a giant famous leap in 2016 biggest music videos on YouTube were featured among pop-culture powerhouses like Serena Williams, Zendaya, and Amandla Stenberg in Beyoncé‘s Lemonade, which premiered in April, less than a week before they released their own five-song debut EP, Sugar Symphony. “Something magic was in the air there in New Orleans,” Halle recalls of filming the project
Featuring the sisters in Lemonade is not all the pop megastar has done to shepherd the girls into popularity. Chloe x Halle Bailey launched their YouTube channel at the ages of 13 and 11, respectively, with a cover of Beyoncé’s “Best Thing I Never Had” that their older sister filmed for them. Later, their angelic harmonies on a version of the singer’s “Pretty Hurts” led to their breakthrough. In 2015, the girls secured a $1 million dollar contract with the singer’s label, Parkwood Entertainment.
With their genre-bending style, both Chloe’s production skills and Halle’s guitar tricks can be heard best on the hauntingly hypnotic “Drop,” a maniacally catchy, anti-pop-structure pop song. Their diverse listening diet has come in handy for the Baileys, not only but them to creating one of the year’s best and most unusual pop debuts but positioning them among the top 50 most famous and influential female artists 2021.
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11. Charli D’Amelio
Charli D’Amelio is an American social media personality, dancer, and female artist who was named among the top 50 most popular women in the world today. She was a competitive dancer for over 10 years before starting her social media career. She started actively posting content on the video-sharing app TikTok in late 2019, where she began posting dance videos to trending songs on the platform, Charli D’Amelio quickly amassed a large following and subsequently became the most-followed creator on the app.
She made her feature film debut with a voice role in the 2020 animated film StarDog and TurboCat and starred in the Hulu docuseries The D’Amelio Show in 2021. Her other endeavours include a book, a podcast, a nail polish collection, a mattress, and a makeup line. Charli D’Amelio is the first person to earn both 50 million and 100 million followers on TikTok and was the second-highest earning TikTok personality in 2019 according to Forbes. She is often described as TikTok’s biggest superstar.
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12. Chloé Zhao
Chloé Zhao or Zhao Ting is a popular Chinese film director, screenwriter, and producer. Her debut feature film, Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), premiered at the U.S. Dramatic Competition Sundance Film Festival, played at Cannes Film Festival as part of the Director’s Fortnight selection, and was nominated for Best First Feature at the 31st Independent Spirit Awards.
Her second feature film, The Rider – a contemporary western drama (2017) premiered at Cannes Film Festival, was judgmentally acclaimed and received several accolades including winning the Art Cinema Award and nominations for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film and Best Director, part of the reason her name got engraved on ‘the stone tablet’ of the most influential women in the world. The Rider earned Chloé Zhao nominations for Best Feature and Best Director at the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards. At the same ceremony, she became the inaugural winner of the Bonnie Tiburzi Award. The film was released on April 13, 2018, by Sony Pictures Classics.
The very rebellious female artist who was influenced by Western pop culture had her short film Daughters premiered at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and won Best Student Live Action Short at the 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest and Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Cinequest Film Festival.
In April 2018, Chloe Zhao screenplayed and directed Bass Reeves biopic on Amazon Studios – a historical Western film about the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal.
Watch video of Chloé Zhao accepting Best Director Academy Award for ‘Nomadland’
13. Clementine Jacoby
Clementine Jacoby is the Executive Director at Recidiviz and one of its co-founders and can be described as a data technology reformist.
Clementine Jacoby is using data to reduce recidivism rates and encourage an equitable criminal justice system through her non-profit, Recidiviz. Reportedly, a loss of basic social skills and psychological damage while imprisoned contribute to a lower likelihood of success once released and thus high recidivism rates.
Her work with Recidiviz in building on the wave of support for criminal justice reform through data technology was intensified by Black Lives Matter protests this spring and summer.
Previously, she spent four years as a Product Manager at Google, where she worked on Google Maps and Android. Her work has been featured in TIME, Slate, and Forbes and she was recently named one of the Fast Company’s Most Creative People.
Before Google, Clementine worked as an acrobat in circuses in Brazil and Mexico, specializing in aerial hoops. She holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.
Recidiviz works to standardize data technology across prisons, probation, and parole systems to aid informed decision-making in the hopes of reducing incarceration rates and creating a fairer criminal justice system.
Amid COVID-19, Recidiviz has worked with 30 US states to demonstrate the possible influence the virus may have on staff and the incarcerated community by assisting to prevent predicted outbreaks. Ultimately, states that utilized Recidiviz’s resources released approximately 40,000 people early; in North Dakota alone, the state’s prison population decreased by 25% in one month.
Clementine Jacoby’s accomplishments have not only landed her a spot on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Impact list but Recidiviz, which works alongside local and state governments to provide technological tools tracking what’s working and what isn’t in the criminal justice system, has the potential to clarify misconceptions about recidivism and improve the system, one of which is keeping the imprisoned long enough in jail brings about a meaningful change.
Watch video of Why Clementine Jacoby’s Recidiviz Is Taking On America’s Criminal Justice Problem
14. Doja Cat
Los Angeles, US’ Doja Cat rose from a viral novelty track to being a mainstream superstar with her smooth, hypnotic R&B-flecked pop songs of sexuality, friendship, and personal power.
She gained some significant buzz with her early releases, but it was her 2019 sophomore album, Hot Pink, that took Doja Cat to the top of the Hot 100, a Top Ten hit on the Billboard 200 on the album’s fifth single, “Say So,” in 2020, the multi-platinum track finally hit number one in May, boosted by a Nicki Minaj remix, and top of the 50 most popular women in the world 2021. Subsequent charting singles and collaborations with SZA and Saweetie further solidified her star power and made the arrival of her 2021 album Planet Her all the more hotly anticipated – picking up a couple of American Music Awards.
As a child, she studied piano and took tap, ballet, and jazz dance lessons. She also discovered surfing and breakdancing. By her teens, she was teaching herself to sing and listening to an eclectic mix of hip-hop, indie rock, R&B, and electronic music. Doja Cat also began recording songs on her computer and in 2014 released her debut EP, Purrr!
She quickly found herself with a viral hit with the track “So High.” More singles followed, including the languid “Nunchucks” and “No Police,” each one grabbing attention online. Another single, “Mooo!,” arrived in 2018 and quickly went viral.
Doja Cat’s full-length debut album, Amala, and its expanded version 2019, with singles “Juicy” and “Tia Tamara,” which found her expanding upon her dreamy, meme-friendly sound with more hip-hop-, pop-, and R&B-infused tracks, including “Candy” and “Roll with Us.”
Watch video of Doja Cat Greatest Hits Full Album – Best Songs Of Doja Cat Playlist 2021
15. Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa is a shining star, blazing a dazzling trail through the pop cosmos. Just under four years ago, she released the first of her two albums. Today, she is dancing hand in hand with the zeitgeist, having carved with laser-like precision her place in the cultural landscape.
Dua Lipa’s instantly recognizable voice stamps all over in a studio or concert shoes her clever songwriting skills. Her famous and popular work ethic radiated throughout the production.
Her achievements which made her one of the most influential female artists are all the more remarkable given that she is 25 years of age. She’s kind, cool, and smart. She’s a bona fide pop behemoth. And I, like millions of others, look forward to more, and even more, from Dua Lipa.
Watch video of DuaLipa Best Songs Playlist 2021 – Greatest Hits Full Album
16. Feyikemi ‘FK’ Abudu, Odunayo Eweniyi and Damilola Odufuwa
Three influential Nigerian #EndSARS women campaigners Feyikemi ‘FK’ Abudu, Odunayo Eweniyi, and Damilola Odufuwa have been included in TIME magazine’s list of top 50 most popular women in the world as emerging leaders who are shaping the future.
The trio raised nearly N150 million during the three weeks’ old #EndSARS protests in Nigeria to facilitate medical assistance, legal aid, food for protesters.
Haynes wrote that when protests calling for an end to police brutality and the disbandment of Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) erupted across the country in October 2020, Damilola Odufuwa and Odunayo Eweniyi, founders of the Feminist Coalition and experts in Blockchain technology, they raised donations in Bitcoin to offer protesters medical assistance, legal aid, and mental health support,”
Simultaneously, Feyikemi “FK” Abudu acted quickly, raising funds from both Nigeria and the diaspora to organize food and security arrangements for protesters on the ground. Feyikemi “FK” Abudu later joined forces with the Feminist Coalition, and the organization, comprising 13 founding members, raised more than $387,000 in two weeks. As their fight continues—in mid-October, the government pledged to implement police reform, though not without the arrests of dissent protesters, the crucial role of the female trio coalition leaders, Feyikemi ‘FK’ Abudu, Odunayo Eweniyi, and Damilola Odufuwa, in the protests demonstrated the importance of having women in leadership.
Watch the video of Jerrie Rotimi and Feyikemi Abudu
17. Guo Ningning
Guo Ningning is famous for doing what it takes to get results. For an April 2020 campaign to promote local seafood, the vice governor of China’s southern Fujian province appeared on a live-streaming show, where she feasted on a plump eel. The broadcast attracted more than one million viewers, prompting year-over-year eel sales to soar by 628%.
Guo Ningning has proved herself equally skilled in the slippery world of Chinese politics. She is a rare female rising star of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), whose elevation to No. 2 in Fujian—where President Xi Jinping cut his leadership teeth and retains a power base—signals the possibility of further growth.
As a former vice president of the influential Agricultural Bank of China, the Chinese government CCP, Guo Ningning is also emblematic of the CCP’s new efforts to promote cadres with financial expertise
In June, the powerful political figure enacted a new policy to provide underprivileged children with a basic living allowance and access to education and scholarships. “Fujian’s cuisine is popular all over the world,” she even eyes a greater achievement.
18. Hunter Schafer
Hunter Schafer appears to have immense light that is constantly radiating from her makes everyone in her orbit feel seen and she so proactively visualizes something and knows exactly how it can be realized. The creative actress and artist, who features among the top 50 most popular women in the world in 2021, taps into every of her creative ability while working with her on expected ecstatic achievements.
Hunter Schafer’s ability to fearlessly navigate the darkest and most emotionally taxing scenes with such a haunting rawness and emotional honesty is quite speechless.
She recently co-wrote and co-produced a special episode of Euphoria centering on her character Jules, displaying a natural instinct mature beyond her years. From writing words down on the page to bringing a character to life onscreen—you can count on her.
Hunter Schafer is so special, in so many ways and there is no limit to the beauty she can create.
Watch video of the Best of Hunter Schafer
19. Florence Pugh
Florence Pugh is an English singer and actress. She is known for The Falling (2014) – her first professional audition, her film debut, Lady Macbeth (2016), Outlaw King (2018), Fighting with My Family (2019), and Midsommar (2019).
Florence Pugh also appear in the ITV detective series Marcella and starred in the AMC Mini-Series The Little Drummer Girl. In 2018 she was nominated for a BAFTA EE Rising Star Award.
She sings in her unique, raspy voice, writes her own songs, and plays the guitar and the piano. She grew up in Oxford and had always known she wanted to perform. At 6 years old, Florence Pugh played Mary in a school Nativity play.
Other actresses, including her Little Women co-star Saoirse Ronan, were considered for the role of Yelena Belova in Black Widow. However, after Florence received positive reviews for her portrayal in Fighting with My Family, Marvel returned to her for the role.
She is the first actress on the autism spectrum to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Watch video of the Best of Florence Pugh
20. Ijeoma Oluo
Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle, US-based writer, speaker, and internet yeller.
Her work on social issues such as race and gender has been published in The Guardian, The Stranger, the Washington Post, ELLE magazine, NBC News, and more. She has been the editor at large at The Establishment since 2015.
Her New York Times bestselling first book, So You Want To Talk About Race, was released in January 2018 with Seal Press.
Ijeoma Oluo was proudly named one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met, one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential Americans in 2017 and 2018. She is the recipient of the Feminist Humanist Award 2018 by the American Humanist Association, the Media Justice Award by the Gender Justice League, and the 2018 Aubrey Davis Visionary Leadership Award by the Equal Opportunity Institute.
No wonder Ijeoma Oluo has emerged as one of the most admired writers and “Internet technology yellers” around.
Watch video of Ijeoma Oluo on ‘The Pyramid Scheme Of White Supremacy’
21. Izkia Siches Pastén
Izkia Siches Pastén, the Chilean medical expert, has already shown amazing leadership and enormous potential.
In 2017 at the age of 30, Dr. Izkia Siches Pastén became the first female to hold the national presidency of Chile’s Colegio Médico, a highly influential medical union, in its almost 70-year history—and this January, her diligence and clear messaging on matters of public health care helped her win a second three-year term leading the group.
She will continue her work as a member of Chile’s COVID-19 Social Roundtable, playing a crucial role in framing an inclusive, nationwide response to the pandemic and she got her name in the list of 50 most popular women in the world in 2021.
Izkia Siches Pastén empathy, capacity, and credibility also led to public discussion of a possible presidential run, an option that she has ruled out for the moment. But millions of Chilean voters share her dreams of a modern health service, giving all hope that she is here to stay.
Watch CNN video of Izkia Siches Pastén
22. Janja Garnbret
A tremendously successful Slovenian climber, Janja Garnbret was crowned World Champion in both Bouldering and Difficulty climbing in 2019.
By the end of elementary school, Janja Garnbret had made the Slovenian Youth Climbing Team and she crowned her first season in national colours with the title of European Junior Champion in 2013.
She had already packed nearly two dozen world-class awards into her trophy cabinet by the end of high school. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 she won gold at the World Junior Championships and progressed from there to winning most of the IFSC competitions in which she participated in 2016. Janja won the World Cup in Lead and Combined disciplines, the World Championships in Lead, and the World Youth Championships in Lead and Bouldering in 2016.
Despite the early stints of the successful athlete, there were other reasons why she was recognized as one of the 50 most influential and popular women in the world in 2021.
In 2017, saw the climbing Slovenian athlete the World Cup in Lead and Combined; the Combined title in the European Championships, and she finished second in Bouldering in both the World Cup and the European Championships.
The Slovenian Sports Journalists Association named the female athlete of the year in 2018 and in early 2019 she was the recipient of the Bloudk Award for Outstanding International Achievement.
In the first half of 2019, six consecutive boulder-climbing victories crowned Janja the overall winner of the Bouldering World Cup and she became the World Champion in both Bouldering and Difficulty climbing and the 3×3 format at the Tokyo World Championships.
Janja Garnbret also conquered the peaks of as many of the world’s toughest rock formations as possible and teamed up with compatriot Domen Škofic to take on the 360 Ascent project, which saw the duo scale the world’s longest artificial multi-pitch route 360m up Europe’s tallest chimney in 2019.
Watch the video of the Best of Janja Garnbret at the Tokyo Olympics
23. Jessica Bryd
The native New Ohioan, US female influencer, Jessica Byrd was regularly taunted as “bossy and sassy,” as a child is a lawyer turned political strategist focused on recruiting, selecting, and working with black and colour-centered women in PLEN and other progressive political organizations on strategic political programming, empowerment towards deepening democracy and self-sustainability and such make up her profile biography as a woman of honour respecthttps://www.netrootsnation.org/profile/jessica-byrd/
Armed with deep knowledge of the progressive and US social justice eco-systems, the experienced Jessica Bryd’s career path continues to live up to her goal of affecting justice and influencing policy with her work at EMILY’s List, where she spent four years coordinating the national training program effectively in racial, gender, and socio-economic justice at the grassroots (local) and state levels. Jessica designed and executed the first-ever home-grown candidate recruitment program in the history of the thirty-year organization that utilized community coalitions to recruit non-traditional candidates.
The highly organized, relationship-driven influential political operative has spent the last decade creating new pathways for activists and elected leaders to create change at the time when 90% of elected political power was held by White men and women
Jessica Bryd was named the January 2015 Woman to Watch by Essence Magazine and “12 New Faces of Black Leadership” by Time Magazine in the same she founded Three Point Strategies to provide a home for an electoral strategy that centers racial justice and transformation.
The highly political and famous justice advocate whose career path was highly influenced and shaped by her two PLEN experiences helped former US President Barack Obama’s Obama for America for election campaign primaries in South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania primaries and recorded successes in 2007 and 2008.
She also worked for Organizing for America as a Regional Field Director; focussed on the passage of the Affordable Care Act and organization of people to contact their representative to prioritize the vote in Missouri, and serve as the special assistant to the CEO and Chief of Staff of the Corporation for National and Community Service. In Washington D.C.
Watch a video of ‘A Conversation with Jessica Byrd’
24. Kizzmekia S. Corbett
Kizzmekia S. Corbett is a research fellow and the scientific lead for the Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Vaccine Research Center (VRC). A viral immunologist by training,
Corbett used her expertise to propel novel vaccine development for pandemic preparedness, including mRNA-1273, a led candidate vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19.
In response to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccine concept incorporated in mRNA-1273 was designed by Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett’s team from viral sequence data and rapidly deployed to an industry partner, Moderna, Inc., for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Phase 1 clinical trial which unprecedently began only 66 days from the viral sequence release – a contribution wherein she got named among the top 50 most popular women in the world 2021.
Alongside mRNA-1273, Corbett’s team boasts a portfolio that also includes universal coronavirus vaccine concepts and novel therapeutic antibodies. Additionally, Kizzmekia Corbett spent several years working on a universal influenza vaccine, has 15 years of expertise studying the dengue virus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus, and coronaviruses.
Along with her research work activities, The Meyerhoff Scholar and an NIH undergraduate scholar is an avid advocator of STEM education and vaccine awareness in the community, combining her research goals with her knack for mentoring.
Watch video of Kizzmekia S. Corbett details COVID-19 vaccine development & busting vaccine myths
25. Lina Hidalgo
Lina Hidalgo is the head of Harris County’s governing body. Harris County is the third-largest county in the US. She is the first woman to be elected County Judge and only the second to be elected to the Commissioners Court. The Harris County Judge and four County Commissioners oversee a $4.3 billion budget that helps fund key county services and institutions.
As the head of the Commissioners Court, Lina Hidalgo plays critical administrative, legislative, advocacy and judicial roles and responsibilities include flood control, transportation, criminal justice system reform, fiscal policy governance, and education.
She is the director of emergency management, leading the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM).
The creative and proactive female democratic leader is committed to ensuring that Harris County government is transparent, accessible, and accountable to every resident. She wants Harris County to be a place where everyone can attain the American Dream.
Lina Hidalgo’s leadership has been recognized through key achievements, numerous awards, and national honours. She received the prestigious John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award for her swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic and was recognized with the Jack Brooks Foundation Leadership Award for her work to protect voting rights and access to the ballot box. Judge Lina Hidalgo and was named to the TIME Magazine most popular women in the world in the TIME Magazine 100 Next List as well as Forbes 30 Under 30.
Watch video of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo defends ‘equity’ standard for flood projects
26. Lina Khan
Lina Khan makes technology behemoths, like Facebook, with trillion-dollar market capitalizations shake in their boots. At just 32, she is the youngest and arguably most progressive head of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the agency’s 106-year history, and she’s determined to make big structural changes – by reviving antitrust enforcement and fighting monopolies that threaten US democracy and economy.
As the leader of an agency (FTC) in US tasked with the enforcement of antitrust law and consumer protection, Lina Khan is set to act as the de facto face of coordinated efforts by the White House and Congress to rein in Big Tech, paving the way to the first big changes in antitrust law since President Ronald Reagan took office.
Lina Khan, listed among the Fortune’s 40 Under 40 achievers, began her career in antitrust research and really made waves and became famous as a 28-year-old law school student at Yale University in 2017, when she wrote a ground-breaking 98-page article about Amazon’s anticompetitive behaviour for The Yale Law Journal She soon became the golden child of the antitrust revolution, working alongside senators like Elizabeth Warren to bring big tech CEOs to testify on their practices.
Watch video of Lina Khan on ‘Challenging Monopoly Companies such as Amazon’ for Next Generation Leaders
27. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is a female Canadian actress, known for Never Have I Ever (2020), Acting for a Cause (2020), and the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Children’s & Youth Programming (2020).
She is determined, hilarious, and above all real. Armed with a chart-topping Netflix series, an independent spirit, and sheer self-confidence, this 19-year-old Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is as powerful a voice as she is a star.
She portrays Devi Vishwakumar, the lead role, in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. In 2019, she was chosen by Mindy Kaling out of 15,000 candidates that applied for an open casting call for the show.
Her first professional casting in Los Angeles, US at the age of 17, received significant media attention especially in Canada, Her breakout performance in the show received positive reviews
Today named her one of eighteen “Ground-breaking Girls”, who are changing the world in 2019.
In 2020, she narrated the Children’s Programming portion of the 8th Canadian Screen Awards and in 2021, she was named among top 50 most popular women in the world in Time 100’s Most Influential People.
On June 2, 2021, it was announced that Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will star in the Netflix romantic comedy The Netherfield Girls.
Watch the video of ‘Never Have I Ever’ star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan-Devi TikTok compilation
28. Maria Raga
Maria Raga, CEO of Depop, the fashion resale app of other people’s old clothes – secondhand.
Maria Raga joined Depop in 2014 in Operations and Finance, when she was 35, at the time the company struggle to create a decent mobile platform, and In 2016, three years after the founding CEO stepped aside, she took over to build a huge community of young social users.
More than 140,000 secondhand items are listed on the app daily of hot clothing commodities on the resale market. In functionality, the app is a practical marriage between eBay (used stuff for sale) and Instagram (curated lives). Items appear in scrollable grids. Buyers follow their favourite sellers, who market their products with age-appropriate copies.
A cynic might suggest Dapop as a savvy way to reach teenage fans for a successful singer-songwriter or a celebrity, for example, to sell her unwanted clothing on a mobile app. It’s a fashion marketplace for the next generation, “Generation Z!
Depop has more than 15m registered users, Raga says, of whom “90% are 26 or under”
Raga’s earnest entrepreneurship mission is to power young, entrepreneurial, creative world changers.
Depop understands the power and value in sharing tastes with the world, and their journey continues into plundering charity shops, creating inventory, and generating generate a following to reach their users and sales
Under Maria Raga’s direction, Depop has surged remarkably, though most of its growth remains organic – a friend tells a friend, a friend buys from a friend. “In 2018, there was an 85% year-on-year growth in sales,” Raga says. Depop takes a 10% cut of every item sold through the app but does not share total sales figures, though the website Techcrunch recently reported that the platform “has handled more than $500m of gross merchandise value since its launch” in 2011.
The company is now active in 147 countries and, though it is headquartered in the UK, where most of its 196 full-time employees work, its popularity is rising faster in the US, where Raga has overseen the opening of two brick-and-mortar shops and the rollout of traditional marketing campaigns.
Depop CEO, Maria Raga, sees Gen Z Shoppers Shaping and Transforming Fashion Industry
29. Mercedes D’Alessandro
the first-ever national director of gender, equality, and economy by the Argentine government.
COVID-19 Pandemic-related job losses have hit women harder than men, but in Argentina, economist Mercedes D’Alessandro is determined to soften the blow that this period poses for gender equality in the workplace.
After five years of analyzing the subject through her media outlet Economía Femini(s) ta, in 2020, Mercedes D’Alessandro was made the first-ever national director of gender, equality, and economy by the Argentine government.
The research-based understanding of women’s labour carried out by Mercedes D’Alessandro’s office underpins the 2021 national budget of Argentina, targeted to support women through measures such as expanded public infrastructure for childcare and favourable job requirements for employment of more women.
Going forward, one of the priorities of this named top 50 most influential women in the world priorities is to lengthen Argentina’s mothers’ maternity leave to 90 days.
30. Misha Green
Misha Green has been on the move a lot for the past decade a lot because the series she worked on, from “Spartacus” to “Underground” to the now Emmy-nominated “Lovecraft Country,” she filmed far outside her home base of Los Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on travel, the writer and executive film producer, Misha Green, found herself developing more formal writing skills for the first time – writing, writing, and writing – getting a ton of writing done and enhancing her career.
Lovecraft Country creator Misha Green on the show’s talks about the AFI Award honoree’s thrilling opening scene
31. Mónica Ramírez
Mónica Ramírez is a Mexican advocate, organizer, and recognized attorney fighting to eliminate gender-based violence and secure gender equity and a prominent voice in advancing the civil and human rights of children, low-paid workers, immigrants, and women in the US for over two decades now.
In 2003, Mónica created the first legal project in the United States dedicated to addressing gender discrimination against farmworker women, which she later expanded to create Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
In 2014, Mónica Ramírez founded Justice for Migrant Women (JMW) to provide technical assistance to lawyers, advocates, political leaders and law enforcement on addressing workplace sexual violence, as well as other issues confronting migrant women. She is also a co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (The National Farmworker Women’s Alliance), which is the first national farmworker women’s organization in the US.
She received Harvard Kennedy School’s inaugural Gender Equity Changemaker Award, the Feminist Majority’s Global Women’s Rights Award, the Smithsonian’s 2018 Ingenuity Award for Social Progress, and Forbes Mexico included her on its 2018 list of 100 Powerful Women, and in latest 2021, in the list of Time’s 50 most influential females on planet earth 2021, among other recognitions.
Monica Ramirez currently serves as the Director of Gender Justice Campaigns for the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Monica Ramirez, Founder and President of Justice for Migrant Women (JMW)
32. Nadeen Ashraf
Nadeen Ashraf is a female Egyptian digital technology student activist working behind the scene to bring to light several sexual assault cases through social media platforms – Instagram, Twitter, and the likes, particularly the Instagram account “Assault Police” who played a huge role in the Ahmed Bassam Zaki case.
Nadeen Ashraf’s Instagram account has now expanded as a platform to voice general concerns about sexual violence as well as to educate and provide resources.
Prior to revealing her identity after a short hiatus, many people were not only in awe of the work and role that just one young woman has played in catalyzing what some have called a “digital feminist revolution” or “Egyptian #MeToo” movement but became curious of Nadeen Ashraf identity as the Assault Police as these events unfolded.
Nadeen Ashraf committed so much to the digital technology anti-harassment campaign as the amount of work required to run the page seemed like it would require employing many hands.
#CairoScene‘s Impactful Egyptians List of 2020 featuring. Nadeen Ashraf, Founder OF ‘Assault Police’
33. Nse Ufot
The Nigerian-born naturalized American citizen, Nsé Ufot’s life and career have been dedicated to working on various civil, human, and workers’ rights issues; as the Executive Director of the New Georgia Project.
Nse Ufot proudly lead the organization to its goal of strengthening the state’s democracy by registering to vote and engaging Georgia’s roughly 1,000,000 eligible, but unregistered African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans.
Prior to joining the New Atlanta Georgia Project, Nse Ufot worked as the Assistant Executive Director for the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Canada’s largest faculty union. She impacted higher education and labour law positively when she, Nse Ufot developed and coordinated initiatives that mobilized faculty, university administrators, and AAUP members around legislation and regulations as the Senior Lobbyist and Government Relations Officer for the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
Who is Nse Ufot? Nse Ufot is an organizer, thought leader, and change agent. Nse works tirelessly to connect the dots between the rhetoric of American democracy and the reality of Black and other people of color’s experience.
34. Olivia Rodrigo
Olivia Rodrigo is a soulful artist with a rare gift for emotive and empathic songwriting.
She is the star actress of Disney’s High School Musical series streaming now on Disney+ with the lead role of Nini Salazar-Roberts. Her original songs for the series “All I Want” she penned in her living room during the final week of her sophomore year, garnered millions of streams after the show’s debut in November 2019, and entered the U.S. and Canada Hot 100 singles charts in January 2020.
Singing since she was 4, Olivia Rodrigo took up acting based on a recommendation from her vocal coach and her keen sense for conveying feeling has served her well, thus far. As a kindergartener, Olivia took voice lessons, and then later piano lessons. At age 12, she began playing guitar. She not only began writing songs but appeared in productions at her elementary and middle school — experiences that led her to seek professional acting jobs
She seeks authenticity and bold expression in her music while exuding an intriguing paradox of exuberant youthfulness and, sagely, an old soul. Olivia Rodrigo named Phoebe Bridgers, a top 50 most popular woman in the world as one of her influencers.
Her worlds of acting, singing, and songwriting meets when she performs her original songs as well as HSM classics, on the series.
The Los Angeles, California, US-based singer-songwriter-actor is a talented storyteller – a singer-songwriter and actor who uses her knack for telling relatable stories in every aspect of her career, Olivia Rodrigo brings the authenticity of her life to her roles and her music.
With 2021’s record-setting smash hit “Driver’s License” — which made her the youngest artist ever to top the Billboard Hot 100 — and that year’s debut album Sour, her emotive mix of pop, folk, and alternative rock captured the highs and lows of a young woman expressing who she is and what she wants.
Watch video of Olivia Rodrigo – Top Collection 2021 – Greatest Hits – Best Hit Music Playlist on Spotify Full Album
35. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey, an American television personality, actress, and entrepreneur whose syndicated daily talk show was among the most popular of the genre. She became one of the richest and most influential women in the United States.
At age 19 Oprah Winfrey became a news anchor for the local CBS television station and was made a reporter and co-anchor for the ABC News affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. She found herself constrained by the objectivity required of news reporting, and in 1977 she became co-host of the Baltimore morning show People Are Talking.
Oprah Winfrey excelled in the casual and personal talk-show format, and in 1984 she moved to Chicago to host the faltering talk show AM Chicago. Oprah Winfrey’s honest and engaging personality quickly turned the program into a success, and in 1985 it was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show. Syndicated nationally in 1986, the program became the highest-rated television talk show in the United States and earned several Emmy Awards.
Watch video of the Top 10 Memorable Oprah Winfrey Moments
36. Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe Bridgers is an American indie-rock musician from Los Angeles, California. Known for her work as a solo singer-songwriter, Boygenius (with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus), and Better Oblivion Community Center (with Conor Oberst).
Phoebe Bridgers’ evocative lyrics and commanding voice have drawn comparisons to artists like Julien Baker, Conor Oberst, and Julia Jacklin. A graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Bridgers released her debut 7″, “Killer”, in 2015, and in the space of just a few years collaborating with veterans like Conor Oberst and peers like Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker as millions of fans connected with her work, she became famous and quickly jettisoned her to worldwide acclaim. She got listed among the top 50 most influential women in the world.
In addition to her high-profile collaborations with Conor Oberst from 2015 through 2019, Phoebe Bridgers’ solo albums drew significant praise and attention, with a solid debut giving way to darker tones on 2020’s Grammy-nominated Punisher, in June of 2020.
A major critical success, it was also a commercial breakthrough for Phoebe Bridgers and garnered four Grammy Award nominations including Best New Artist.
The singer/songwriter with a dreamy and hook-filled indie-pop heart, Phoebe Bridgers‘ performs witty lyrical perspectives, sadly beautiful songs, and commanding melodies.
Watch a video of a playlist featuring the best Phoebe Bridgers songs.
37. Parker Poling
Parker Poling is a seasoned professional with twenty years of senior staff experience at the highest levels of Congress, the Executive Branch, and political campaign organizations
Prior to joining Harbinger Strategies in 2021, she was the Executive Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and architect of the heralded 2020 House Republican election strategy, flipping control of 15 congressional districts and adding historic numbers of women and minorities to the ranks of House Republicans, an unprecedented outcome.
She has a track record of success at the highest levels of government and politics. As the Former Chief of Staff, then-Chief Deputy Whip from 2017 to 2018, and current House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member, Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Parker Hamilton Poling guided McHenry’s ascension from the rank-and-file to Leadership’s top deputy vote counter, followed by his appointment as Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee.
She not only has deep and broad relationships across the U.S. House and Senate and was recognized as one of Politico Playbook’s “Women to Watch.”, but a deep substantive knowledge of the banking and financial services sector, as well as vote counting and coalition-building
As a senior member of the House Republican whip operation, Parker Poling helped deliver key policy victories, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 21st Century Cures, Trade Promotion Authority, and health care reform.
Prior to her time in Congress, Parker was Assistant to the Director of Media Affairs in the White House during the George W. Bush Administration. Parker Poling has been the subject of profiles in the Washington Post Magazine, Roll Call, and Brown Alumni Monthly.
38. Paloma Elsesser
Model Paloma Elsesser has become an outspoken voice for plus-size models through her vast Instagram following, fronting campaigns for Fenty Beauty, Glossier, and Nike, and appearing in editorials for Allure, Elle, and Teen Vogue after being discovered by Pat McGrath to front her first beauty line
The Chilean-Swiss descent, Paloma Elsesser though had stunts outside modeling at an earlier stage in life but her large social media following caught the eye of Pat McGrath, who tapped her to star in the launch of her namesake beauty line.
Represented by IMG Models, Paloma Elsesser has since appeared in advertising campaigns for Fenty Beauty, Glossier, Nike, ASOS, and H&M, and walked the runway for the likes of Eckhaus Latta at New York Fashion Week.
She scored the cover of Vogue Arabia alongside Ashley Graham, and the cover of British Vogue with Vittoria Ceretti, Halima Aden, and Adut Akech. Elsesser’s Instagram following has resulted in an engaged audience that follows her life in New York. In March 2019, the CFDA announced that Paloma Elsesser would be joining the selection committee for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award.
Watch a video of “Ahead of the Curve” The Paloma Elsesser Story – Rising Supermodels
39. Renee Montgomery
Two-time WNBA champion Renee Montgomery has made her mark on the court, and now she’s making history off it as she would become WNBA Player-Turned-Atlanta Dream Owner
Renee Montgomery is part of a three-member ownership group that received approval from the WNBA to purchase the Atlanta Dream. As part of the group, she will become the first former player to be both an owner and executive of a WNBA team.
Renee Montgomery helped the Dream reach the WNBA semifinals in 2018. She also played with the Sun, Storm, and Lynx, with whom she won both her titles. In her 11-year career, Montgomery earned WNBA All-Star honors in 2011 and was named the WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year in 2012. She opted out of the 2020 season last June in order to pursue social justice reform and has announced her retirement from the league
She started her own foundation in 2019 to serve Atlanta. The Renee Montgomery Foundation strives to promote love, positivity, and equality to all in its work with the Atlanta community focuses on increasing the community’s involvement in local politics through the creation of workshops and pep rallies. Montgomery was also involved with More than a Vote (a group co-founded by Le Bron James to combat systemic voter suppression) as well as Last Yard, which raises money to improve education at HBCUs.
She’s comfortable in the Fox Sports broadcast booth as a studio analyst for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. On top of her broadcasting duties, Renee Montgomery recently started a podcast called Remotely Renee. The podcast covers everything from sports to entertainment to activism and helps people learn how to navigate the “new normal of connecting while being remote” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch a video as Renee Montgomery Sets Dream Record For 3PT FG Made In Single Season
40. Sanna Marin
Sanna Mirella Marin is a Finnish politician who was the youngest person to serve as prime minister of Finland, and the youngest female head of government in the world at 34 in December 2019. No wonder she was named among the 50 most influential women in the world in 2021. She became leader of the liberal Social Democratic Party in 2020.
Sanna Marin was first in 2012 a Tampere city council and made the council’s chair in 2013, after joining the youth wing of the Social Democratic Party in 2006 She was
Sanna Marin remained in that post after she ran successfully for parliament in 2015. Two years later she was chosen as the first deputy leader of the Social Democrats, and she also was reelected to the city council. In the 2019 parliamentary elections she retained her seat, and Antti Rinne, leader of the Social Democrats, became prime minister. He named Sanna Marin the Minister of Transport and Communications.
She succeeded Antti Rinne the former prime minister as head of the Social Democratic Party in August 2020. Marin was regarded as one of the more left-leaning members of the party and was admired for her clear thinking and her focus on policy. Her agenda focused on shoring up Finland’s social welfare program and on social equality and climate change issues.
Watch a video of an Interview with Finland’s Sanna Marin – The youngest Prime Minister in the world
41. Sarah Al Amiri
Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, 33, is UAE’s first Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and also the Head of the country’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Agency Centre, which researched and developed the Hope orbiter
Along with India and EU, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently became successful in inserting a spacecraft into orbit around Mars on the first try – The Hope Orbiter Mission
Leading the science mission as deputy project manager, the Iranian-born computer and aerospace engineer, Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, is one of the youngest ministers worldwide and is also the youngest to lead a space agency.
At the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), she worked on both the DubaiSat-1 and DubaiSat-2, the country’s first two satellites as a project engineer and also part of the team that developed the KhalifaSat (DubaiSat-3), and worked as the director of the Advanced Aeronautical Systems division.
As a part of the organisation, she worked towards developing a “knowledge-based economy” UAE’s goal and plans to build a human settlement on Mars by 2117 and to facilitate training and research on the country’s plans to build a ‘science city’ in the deserts of Dubai to simulate Martian conditions.
As the head of the Emirates Science Council, Sarah Al Amiri became the first citizen of UAE to speak at the World Economic Forum Davos 2019 – an international TED event.
Not only was Al Amiri covered by BBC’s 100 Women, a documentary series that examines the role and lives of women in the 21st century globally and named among the top 50 most popular and influential women in the world.
Watch a video of Sarah Al Amiri’s A Mars Mission of HOPE on TEDxDubaiSalon
42. Shikha Gupta
Shikha Gupta is a passionate advocate for health as a human right and equitable healthcare delivery and outcomes and throughout her education and career, he has focused on the intersection of medicine, public health policy, and technology, and she believes in the power of diverse people working together to effect significant change.
Shikha Gupta leads a team of staff and volunteers working around the clock to build innovative technology and data solutions to equitably and efficiently distribute scarce resources in times of crisis.
As the Executive Director of Get Us PPE, www.GetUsPPE.org. a non-profit organization founded at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shikha Gupta, led frontline physicians and health workers in a struggle for the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the people who need it most. Previously, she served as Vice President of Get Us PPE’s Executive Board and as Director of Communications + Development.
Watch a video of Save a Life. Give PPE: Get Us PPE’s Shikha Gupta and C19 Coalition’s Ashley Gazich.
43. Shira Haas
Shira Haas is an Israeli actress, hailing from Israel and has earned huge recognition at the national level for playing the best roles in Israeli dramas, films, and television shows.
She won the award for giving the best performance in the Netflix movie mini-series “Unorthodox” which was released in 2020 in her professional career as a movie star and became famous.
Shira Haas won the awards for Best Actress at both the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Peace & Love Festival. Also, she earned a nomination for Best Leading Actress at the Israeli Academy Awards.
She made her Hollywood debut with “A Tale of Love and Darkness”, playing the role of a young Fania. The film was released in the year 2015.
In 2017, Shira Haas appeared in the movie named “The Zookeeper’s Wife” and in other various movies and earned a plethora of awards and nominations including the 90th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film-“Foxtrot”, released in 2017.
Additionally, Shira Haas earned a nomination for both Leading Actresses for “Broken Mirrors”, and also for Best Supporting Actress for “Noble Savage”, both released in the year 2018.
The Israeli gorgeous actress has won one Israeli Academy Award. In 2020, she won the Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best International Actress and in 2021 she was named among the top 50 most popular and influential women in the world.
Watch a video of Shira Haas wins Best Female Performance – new scripted series of 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards
44. Sohla El-Waylly
When Sohla El-Waylly, a talented chef and restaurateur, spoke out about racism and pay discrimination at Bon Appétit last year, and when she—alongside several colleagues—called on editor- in-chief Adam Rapoport to resign after a photo of him wearing brownface surfaced online, she stood up not just for herself but for all employees of colour who have felt undervalued.
By giving voice to experiences that are all too common in the food world, Sohla El-Waylly helped spark a needed conversation about inequality in the industry and dispelled the notion that we are alone in our suffering. Sohla El-Waylly shows how to excel in one’s own truth, both in speaking up and in her inventive approach to food.
The female activist is not afraid to change up traditional recipes to suit her specific tastes. Now, Sohla El-Waylly is now working on new projects, including a YouTube culinary challenge series called Stump Sohla.
Watch a video of Sohla El-Waylly being the most qualified chef at Bon Appetit
45. Sumayya Valley
Sumayya Valley pushes against the conventional architectural practices as a potential tool to form a new design language for the African continent that celebrates its diverse cultures and textures
Sumayya Vally launched her studio to build a design language that celebrates Africa.
In 2019, Sumayya Vally became the youngest architect to receive one of her industry’s biggest accolades: a commission for London’s 2020/20+1 Serpentine Pavilion – the prestigious pavilion that focuses on the theme of community gathering with imprints of some of the places, spaces and artefacts forms which have made care and sustenance part of London’s identity. The architectural design has earlier been created by some of the world’s most significant architects, such as Zaha Hadid, Ptr Zumthor, Jean Nouvel and so on
As a part of the World Around Summit, broadcast on Dezeen, Sumayya Vally’s motivation presented an immersive explorative experience of the roles soil, land place play in their architectural connection to people in her home community’s use of toxic radioactive mine waste dumps, sewage plants and industrial zones to separate races as part of its infrastructure planning
Watch a video of the Youngest Architect Ever to Win the Prestigious Serpentine Pavilion Commission, Sumayya Vally
46. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
In Belarus, the people have set off on a one-way road to democracy that they hope brings freedom at last – owned the resilience, doggedness, and drive from the feminist freedom fighter.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is an example of resistance and dignity for everyone fighting for democracy in the world.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s firm objective, as the voice of Belarus’ opposition, is to ensure that her country holds free, fair, and verifiable elections, all political prisoners are freed, and exiles can return.
Her 2020 run for office against Alexander Lukashenko—Europe’s longest-serving leader—galvanized support throughout Belarus, as citizens clamoured for a fresh face in government.
Tens of thousands of Belarusians widely protested the regime, emboldened by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s tenacity, bravery, and daring, called for a fair election when Lukashenko claimed victory in a claimed landslide. Belarusian believed that Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was truly won the election.
Watch a video of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s Belarus’ reluctant opposition revolutionary movement
47. Sydney McLaughlin
Sydney McLaughlin, emerging as one of its brightest stars both in the US and the world, was perhaps born to be an athlete. Her dad, Willie, was a semi-finalist in the 400m at the 1984 Olympic trails, while her mum was also a runner and her brother got silver at the 400m hurdles at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships.
But Sydney McLaughlin has outdone them all: she won the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships in the 400m hurdles, and she holds a number of age-group records.
She ran at Rio 2016 at the age of just 16, having qualified third in the US national trials, catching the headlines at her age. Sydney McLaughlin was the youngest athlete to qualify for the USA track team since 1980
She wasn’t expected to medal at such a young age, but Sydney McLaughlin’s performance at the World Championships in Doha confirmed them. Sydney McLaughlin turns 21 two days before the end of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Watch a video of Sydney McLaughlin Motivational Video – Young Athletic Queen of The Olympics & World Record Holder
48. Vanessa Nakate
Vanessa Nakate is a Climate Activist, Youth for Future Africa, was the First Fridays For Future climate activist in Uganda and the founder of the Rise Up Climate Movement—a movement to amplify the voices of activists from Africa.
Vanessa Nakate, who raised awareness of climate change causes and impacts, spearheaded the campaign, Save Congo Rainforest save Congo’s rainforest, facing massive deforestation. which has spread to other countries in Africa and Europe.
The female youth envoy is working on a project that involves the installation of solar and institutional stoves in schools and was one of a handful of youth activists to speak at COP25 in Spain and one of 20 climate activists who penned a letter addressed a letter to the participants of the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019, calling on them to stop subsidizing fossil fuels.
Vanessa Nakate is writing a global African history as she continues to use her online advocacy to increase her social media fan base, having amassed over 200,000 followers on Twitter and more than 100,000 followers on Instagram. Vanessa Nakate was chosen to be on the lists for BBC’s 100 Women in 2020 and Time Magazine’s 50 most influential women in the world 2021.
Watch video of Vanessa Nakate: Leading Africa’s climate activists
49. Vijaya Gadde
Vijaya Gadde is the chief legal officer and General Counsel of Twitter.
Indian-born American Vijaya Gadde has proved vital to the social media company, Twitter’s efforts at international expansion
In 2014, she was described by Fortune as the most powerful woman on Twitter’s executive team. She convinced CEO Jack Dorsey not to sell Twitter advertisements during the 2020 presidential election.
In October 2020, Politico profiled Vijaya Gadde as “the most powerful technology executive you’ve never heard of.
Vijaya Gadde and her 90-person legal team filed lawsuits in local courts when the Turkish government blocked Twitter last March, eventually prevailing
Vijaya Gadde is a legal expert who helped Mercy Corps – the international development community – achieve its mission of helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.
In her role, she feels most privileged to work with creative, dedicated, and innovative teams around the world.
Prior to her role at Twitter, Vijaya Gadde worked on the legal team at Juniper Networks and was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for nearly a decade.
Watch a video of Indian-American Vijaya Gadde who led the suspension of Trump’s Twitter account
50. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone sworn in May 2018 with a commitment to transform the city of Freetown using inclusive, data-driven expertise to address challenges in the city.
The 3-year ‘Transform Freetown’ plan details 19 concrete targets across 11 sectors and covers issues ranging from tackling environmental degradation to facilitating the creation of jobs in the tourism sector.
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is a finance professional with over 25 years of private sector experience in strategic planning, risk management consulting, and project management. Her public sector engagement began with her work during the 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic and her subsequent role as Delivery Team Lead for the second phase of a multi-stakeholder programme to drive socio-economic recovery in Sierra Leone post-Ebola.
The true female professional was awarded an Ebola Gold Medal by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone in December 2015 as the Director of Planning at the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) in recognition of her contribution to the Ebola response efforts and was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom in January 2016.
Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr campaigned against the trade in ‘blood diamonds’ and advocated for ending the Sierra Leone civil war. She remains the Chairperson for SLWT, a charity that she co-founded in April 1999 and which continues to supports disadvantaged children and young people in Sierra Leone.
She had in 2009 become the Investment Director of IDEA where she was responsible for raising international financing for IDEA projects and for local stakeholder management and in 2016 initiated “LEADA” Ó, a leadership development programme designed to promote the practice of leadership as an act of service in Sierra Leone as a Director of Consult IDEA
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