Gender

Women that are Shaping the World in 2019

Jun 17 2019 By Priya

For centuries women have been considered an inferior gender. A man and a woman can never be equal are what a general perception was.

Fast forward to 2019, women are more empowered than they ever were.

It might take a few more years, or maybe even decades for men and women to be equal in every perspective, but we’ve surely headed that path.

Today, there are women all over the world working so hard to make this world a better place for everyone.

They are working hard to empower the future generation of both men and women.

In this article, we shine a light to some of the most influential women in their respective field of work.

These are the women that are paving the way for the future generation to become more human.

Here are the women that are shaping the world in 2019.

Fabiola Gianotti.

Even though there are lots of women in science, there aren’t many that are recognized and honored.

However, one name that everyone needs to know is Fabiola Gianotti.

Fabiola is a Particle Physicist from Italy.

She became the first female Director-General of the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN) on January 1, 2016.

Her most notable work is leading a team of particle physicists in the discovery of the Higgs Boson a.k.a. “God Particle”.

Till date, she has received honorary doctoral degrees from nine reputed universities from all over the world.

She was elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society back in 2018.

Bana Gora.

The Muslim religion has forever been known to separate men and women no matter what they do.

Muslim women in most of the Muslim nations are still oppressed and aren’t treated as equally as men.

But one woman is changing how things work in Muslim communities.

Bana Gora is the CEO of the Muslim Women’s Council in the UK. She has been actively involved in voluntary work for about 20 years.

She has been involved with social policy and community engagement on both local and national levels in the UK.

Gora has also directly worked with ethnically and religiously diverse communities and marginalized groups.

Her intention is to build the UK’s first ever female-led mosque. An initiative she’s been working on since 2015.

And since the fund-raising is finally underway, her dream is getting fulfilled.

The mosque will welcome both men and women. While the prayers will be led by a male imam, the governance will be run by women.

Margherita Turco.

Dr. Margherita Turco made history in the medical field when she and her team at the University of Cambridge made a successful breakthrough.

They were able to successfully grow human placentas outside the womb after 30 years of intense research.

This discovery has made it possible for scientists to finally examine how the organ develops and implants into the uterus.

It has also made it possible for doctors to understand what causes reproductive failures like miscarriage, complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

Gwendolyn Myers.

Gwendolyn Myers is a Peace Advocate from Liberia who has experienced the Liberian civil war first hand.

She has lived through the traumatizing phase of the war that killed 250,000 people including 15,000 child soldiers.

Gwendolyn found Messengers of Peace Liberia in 2008 that promotes volunteerism and peace building among the young people of Liberia.

She envisions to make young people of Liberia, who’s been through a lot of turmoil be aware of the importance of peace.

Understanding how crucial dialogue and partnership is in building a civil society, she wants to educate and aware Liberians.

Amelia Telford.

As a member of Australian Indigenous society, Amelia Telford believes that it’s her cultural responsibility to support climate activism.

Telford is an Australian climate campaigner who, at 24 is the national director of SEED, an organization that supports climate activism.

Her agenda is campaigning against fracking in Australia’s Northern Territory and the impending construction of a coal mine in Queensland.

She’s been working continuously in saving the Australian’s Aboriginal population and environment.

Katie Bouman.

Back when humans first landed on the moon, it was a woman named Margaret Hamilton who made what was deemed impossible, possible.

Decades later, another woman was successful in doing something that everyone, including Stephen Hawking thought, was impossible.

Katie Bouman is a scientist who developed an algorithm that was able to create the first-ever image of a black hole.

NASA released the first-ever image of the black hole on April 10, 2019, that was rendered by Dr. Bouman’s algorithm.

Basima Abdulrahman.

Basima Abdulrahman is a sustainable architect from Iraq. She studied architecture from Auburn University, Alabama.

She decided to come back home as the war between ISIS and the Iraqi army, backed by a U.S.-led coalition managed to destroy dozens of towns in the country.

Determined to rebuild her beloved country, the 32-year-old architect founded KESK, Iraq’s first initiative dedicated to green building in 2017.

The company offers design and consulting services to its clients.

It helps create greener structures by combining the latest energy-efficient technologies and materials. But without compromising Iraq’s traditional building methods.

Samaira Mehta.

People say age is just a number and Samaira Mehta is the perfect example of it.

At just 10, Samaira Mehta is the CEO, founder, and inventor of CoderBunnyz.

CoderBunnyz is a board game that teaches players four basic coding concepts.

Samaira learned to code from her father and instantly fell in love with it. But when she tried telling her friends about it, they didn’t care too much.

And in the yearn to make other kids fall in love with coding, she created two board games CoderBunnyz and CoderMindz with the help of her parents.

Today, she is a native of Silicon Valley, hosting workshops and speaking in front of thousands at companies like Google and Microsoft.


Related Posts