Jody Williams

Jody Williams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 becoming only the tenth women in history to do so. Williams’ efforts to ban Landmines earned her a place on the  ‘Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.’ As chief spokesperson for ICBL, she was instrumental in the creation and approval of a treaty signed [...]

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Adam Garone

A humanitarian with a sense of humour, Adam Garone is the co-founder of ‘Movember.’ The Movember story started when Adam’s brother challenged him to grow out a moustache in 2003; the two wondered if they could bring the moustache back in vogue and, in the process, raise awareness for men’s health. ‘Movember’ was born. The [...]

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Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders is the youngest person ever, and third person in history, to ski solo to the North Pole: “I am an explorer of limits—geographically, physically and mentally. It’s about pure human endeavour, and the way in which I can inspire others to explore their own personal potential.” He conducted a talk for the TED [...]

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Lyn Heward

A woman who knows what it means to be a leader, Lyn Heward is the current Director of Creation at one of the most innovative companies in the world: Cirque du Soleil. A celebrated author and keynote speaker, Heward is frequently recognized for her ability to bring creativity and innovation into business. Heward’s novel ‘The [...]

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Isabel Allende

  Isabel Allende has been hailed as the “world’s most read Spanish-language author.” An activist and supporter of women’s issues, her novels are often based on personal life experiences. In 2004, Allende was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2010, she received Chile’s National Literature Prize. Allende states: My most [...]

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Creionna

At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking that Creionna was a young woman lacking prospects. A pregnant teenager, virtually living on the streets, she showed the world that if you want something badly enough, you can make it happen. Creionna’s determination to give her child a happy and supportive upbringing meant that a [...]

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Julia Bluhm

At the age of 14, Julia Bluhm did something that most adults would shy away from doing. She stood up to a major media source and highlighted a need for reality-based role models. After reading Seventeen magazine and being faced with images of women with “stick thin physiques, perfect hair and blemish free skin” Bluhm [...]

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Malala Yousufzai

Malala Yousufzai is a very brave young woman from the Swat District of Pakistan. The work she has done for education and women’s rights has made her the youngest ever Nobel Prize nominee and also caused her to come extremely close to death. Malala Yousufzai’s work has drawn both positive and negative attention. On October [...]

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Team Hoyt

  A father-son duo that epitomise the term ‘teamwork’—the story of Team Hoyt is truly inspiring. Rick Hoyt suffered a level of oxygen deprivation at birth that left him wheelchair bound and unable to speak. The limitations that he faced physically did not hamper his spirit and obvious desire to push the boundaries of possibility. [...]

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