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.


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


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


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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.


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


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


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Sandra Bullock is a cool, adventurous risk-taker!


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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.


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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.


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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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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.


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


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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.


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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.'