The Woman Post wants to tell you about this special list that contains some well-known names and some less so, and the reasons for selecting them.
The Woman Post | Maria Claudia Londoño
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Makiko Ono / Japan
Since 2022, she has held the position of CEO of the largest soft drink manufacturer in her country, the company Suntory Beverage & Food, she has been convinced of the need to provide greater opportunities for women in the workplace, so that they have greater representativeness in senior management positions, to change the figures that according to Tokyo Shoko Research, which establishes that of the 1,802 companies in the Prime section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, less than 1% have a woman as CEO.
Anielle Francisco Da Silva /Brazil
Current Minister of Racial Equality in the Brazilian government, a position she assumed in January 2023. She is the sister of Marielle Franco, who was a counselor and was unfortunately murdered in 2018, for which her family created the Marielle Franco Institute, to get justice and keep their activist and political purposes alive.
Masih Alinejad / Iran
Her birth name was Masoumeh Alinejad, but she preferred to use "Masih" (Persian for "anointed" or "Messiah") as her first name.From a very young age, she has been a harsh critic of the government in her country, revealing the high rates of corruption, which has earned her several arrests and almost being assassinated on one occasion.
She is a presenter/producer at VOA Persian Service, a Radio Farda correspondent, a Manoto TV contributor, and a contributing editor for IranWire.
Cate Blanchett / Australia
This famous and renowned actress has demonstrated her firm conviction towards the need to break gender stereotypes imposed by the industry and economic and political interests in Hollywood.
For her valuable work, she has been awarded two Oscars, four Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, and three from the Actors Guild, as well as her star in Hollywood's fame, recognitions that few actresses pride themselves on have.
Olena Olehivna Shevchenko/Ukraine
Initially working as a teacher, she later decided to found NGO Insight in 2007, whose mission is to advocate for LGBT inclusion, both through feminist platforms and by organizing annual events such as the Women's Day March, Transgender Remembrance Day, and the Festival of Equality, as a protest against discrimination against women and the LGBT community, both in his native country and in others that make up that part of the world.
Veronica Cruz Sánchez /Mexico
Verónica has her activities focused on the issue of abortion in her native country and has expanded her movement to others in the United States, following the recent news regarding the revocation of constitutional protection in that country.
Phoebe Bridgers / United States
Singer-songwriter, originally from Pasadena, California. Her pop-indie folk music generally focuses on acoustic guitar and electronic production, with a melancholic lyrical bent. She has been nominated four times for Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. In 2020, Bridgers, on her website, demonstrated support for racial justice charities and agreed with the abolition of police forces when controversy and protests erupted in the George Floyd case. She released her and Maggie Rogers' cover of "Iris" as a single to raise money for Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight Action.She has also raised her voice in favor of the legalization of abortion.
Ramla Ali/ Somalia
Ramla is noted for being the first female boxer to participate in the Olympic Games from her country. She has dedicated her hobby and knowledge to teaching Muslim women to use this sport so that it becomes an element of self-defense.
She is a staunch advocate for climate justice and co-founder of Fossil Free University and Polluters Out, which she co-founded with Isabella Fallahi and Helena Gualinga, in response to the 2019 United Nations Conference.
Her main motivation for this struggle and activism arose from the death of her grandparents, which she attributed to the consumption of contaminated water because they lived near the Chenab River, which is one of the five rivers that flow through Punjab in northwest India and northeast Pakistan.
Angela Basset/ United States
Actress and film director, of African American origin, who has been fighting for the equal rights of women of color in the film industry and is especially remembered for her memorable biographical roles of great women who have highlighted their names in various sectors, among which we can name Tina Turner, Betty Shabaz, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Katherine Jackson, and Voleta Wallace.
Megan Anna Rapinoe/ United States.
Known as Rapinoe, she is a practitioner of women's soccer and has actively promoted equal pay in the teams of this sport, as well as she has participated in promoting + opportunities for the LGTBI + community. In 2019, she became the first woman in the history of this sport to be chosen by FIFA as the best player of that year and to receive the women's Ballon d'Or.
Fifth Brunson/ United States.
Currently recognized as a black American writer, producer, comedian, actress, and black female empowerment figure. At the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, she was the first black woman to be nominated three times in the comedy category, winner for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series (as executive producer), and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Her series Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date on Instagram has been well received, as have her productions on BuzzFeed Video and series with BuzzFeed Motion Pictures.
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