Women Making History

In honor of Women’s History Month, we spotlight women that paved the path, women breaking barriers today, and the young minds forging thru outdated narratives to build a better future for us all. Below is a short list of notable women that have shifted the story for us all.

Breaking Barriers:

Ketanji Brown Jackson
Federal appellate judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominated by President Joe Biden to become the first Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. 


Isra Hirsi

“Hirsi is an American environmental activist. She co-founded and served as the co-executive director of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike. In 2020, she was named in the Fortune’s 40 Under 40 Government and Politics list. Hirsi coordinated the organization of hundreds of student-led strikes¬†across the United States on March 15 and May 3, 2019. She co-founded the¬†U.S. Youth Climate Strike,¬†the American arm of a global youth¬†climate change¬†movement, in January 2019. She acts as the co-executive director of this group.¬†In 2019, she won a¬†Brower Youth Award. That same year, Hirsi received the Voice of the Future Award. In 2020, Hirsi was placed on¬†BET‘s “Future 40″ list.” *Source: Wikipedia

Preet Chandi
“When British army officer Preet Chandi set off on her solo expedition to the South Pole, she did it to inspire her eight-year-old niece. ‚ÄúI want [her] to grow up without boundaries, knowing the possibilities of what you can achieve in life are endless. This journey aims to inspire future generations in achieving whatever they desire and pushing boundaries. By promoting and completing this challenge, it allows me to act as a role model to young people, women and those from ethnic backgrounds.‚ÄĚ Chandi is thought to be the first woman of colour to complete the journey unsupported.” *Source: WeForum

Xiomara Castro
“Xiomara Castro was sworn in as Honduras’s first woman president at the end of January in front of a cheering crowd that included Kamala Harris, US Vice-President. Harris pledged US government support to stem migration and fight corruption in Central America.” *Source: WeForum

 

Bright Minds:

Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg
“Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. Thunberg’s activism began when she persuaded her parents to adopt lifestyle choices that reduced their own carbon footprint.” *Source: online

Xiye Bastida
“Bastida is a Mexican-Chilean climate activist and member of the indigenous Mexican Otomi-Toltec nation. She is one of the major organizers of Fridays for Future New York City and has been a leading voice for indigenous and immigrant visibility in climate activism.” *Source: Wikipedia

Autumn Peltier
“Peltier is an Anishinaabe Indigenous rights advocate from the Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. She was named Chief Water commissioner for the Aniishnabek Nation in 2019.” *Source: Wikipedia

Quannah Chasinghorse 
“Chasinghorse is a fourth-generation land protector for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge¬†as part of the¬†Alaska Wilderness League. She said she does not want future generations to have to keep fighting. At age 17, she sat on the International Gwich‚Äôin Youth Council, traveling to¬†Washington, D.C., New York, and¬†Colorado. She lobbied against oil leasing that would damage the refuge and supported HR 11-46, a bill that would permanently protect the land. She participated in climate rallies both locally and in¬†Denver. She has spoken on climate action and indigenous rights at a number of events and panels.” *Source: Wikipedia

 

*sourced from various searches, websites and Wikipedia

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