Voice is made up of strong, powerful women and men who are passionate about creating a more diverse and inclusive world.
We have all been influenced by some inspirational women over the years so in light of International Women’s Day today, we wanted to share with you, who they are.
In many countries, having access to education is not deemed necessary for women which is heart-breaking. Malala has tirelessly fought for female education rights in Pakistan and across the globe, winning a Nobel Peace Prize for her bravery and efforts. No child should be shot because they want to learn and Malala chose to fight and be heard instead of fearing being a target of numerous attacks. She reminds us to be grateful for the education we receive here in the UK as well as inspiring us to stand up for what we believe in.
Emmeline was a British political activist who you probably know best for being a suffragette. She demanded equality for women and through her determination and fearlessness, her efforts led to women being granted the vote something we are extremely grateful for. She truly taught us the power of being a female.
The United States Congress refers to Rosa Parks as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. Her bold and brave decision to refuse giving up her seat to a white man on a bus in 1955 had a major impact on the Civil Rights Movement whilst raising further awareness of racial segregation. Rosa is the symbol of dignity and strength – despite losing her job and receiving threats against her life for making a stand, she ignited a movement which changed history forever. We will always be thankful to Rosa for her fight for social justice and equal rights.
Anna Whitehouse A.K.A. Mother Pukka
Anna is quite simply amazing and has a variety of achievements under her belt which would take us hours to list. Anna is a Mother and Founder of Mother Pukka, a blog dedicated to being a parent. Anna uses her platform to highlight what it’s like being a parent, she lobbies Government on the importance of flexible working hours and gender equality. Most recently she has been campaigning for mother’s voices to be heard as the Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted even more the lack of support available when it comes to women having a career and a child.
Audrey Hepburn was not only an amazing actress and style icon, she was a humanitarian who dedicated her life to helping others. During her time as an ambassador for UNICEF, a charity which helped her when she was a starving child during WWII, she had a major impact in creating awareness of the famine in Ethiopia and civil war in Sudan. She visited many refugee camps and deprived areas, distributing food and medical supplies whilst encompassing a kind spirit and giving heart. She has inspired us to always look out for others and always be gracious in all that we have.
Actress Ellen Pompeo always uses her voice for good, something that is incredibly important to us here at Voice. She continues to fight for causes she believes in whether that’s through helping out at charity drive-through’s or using her platform to highlight movements such as Black Lives Matter. She is also one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood after fighting for equal pay.
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