20 Inspiring Women Who Lead


On International Women's Day, we asked the members of our Women's Leadership Resource Group, a virtual community of global leaders, who in the world they follow. Take a look at these 20 inspirational female leaders who are changing their communities every day.


Matika Wilbur is changing the way we see Native America through her compelling contemporary photography showcased in Project 562.


Marianne Williamson is an author, speaker, and spiritual leader who is fearless in sharing her perspective.


Saran Kaba Jones is the founder of FACE Africa, an organization that aims to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene programs to remote communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Kate Middleton, The Princess Of England exhibits grace in the public eye at a relatively young age.


Michele Obama holds us all graciously accountable for recognizing each other's humanity.


Sandra Bullock is a cool, adventurous risk-taker!


Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economic researcher and economist known for her work in Executive Presence. Her skill in leveraging data changes the corporate landscape.


Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO of Ellevest and Ellevate is an entrepreneur and inspiring financier.

Wafa al-Zerrouki who established the Wafa Association of Artisan Women, a powerful network of women by providing resources, opportunities and confidence to make life-changing decisions.


Deborah Price is  a teacher, author and founder of The Money Coaching Institute. She started the global Women's Index Fund because we know that when women have money, things change for families, communities and economies.


Nilima Bhat because of her thoughtful, wise, east-meets-west game changing integrated approach to leadership.


Melinda Gates because she funds powerful projects that empower women and help rid poverty in the third world.


Misty Copeland is the first African American woman to become principal dancer in American Ballet Theater’s history as well as an activist.


Sarah Lamb is the founder of Girl Geek Dinners for women in IT all over the world.


Leila Chirayath Janah is the founder of Samasource, a platform connecting women, youth and refugees living in poverty to microwork.


Veronica McGregor has tweeted from Mars. As the NASA news manager and former CNN NASA correspondent, she serves as the human behind the NASA missions.


Nimisha Bhanot paints portraits of  totally independent Indian women liberated to make their own choices.


Ally Watson founded Code Like A Girl, a business that runs events and workshops teaching women how to code.

Serena Williams is a strong woman on and off the tennis court. We love her #TBT to her first tennis days and we are looking forward to watching her comeback.


Salma Hayek is an actress, director and producer of Mexican and Lebanese descent who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in 'Frida.'