For the entire month of March, we featured 3 prominent women in different areas of life who are doing big things! Read on for brief profiles of each of the women we featured!
WOMEN IN SUSTAINABILITY
Known as the "Queen of Plastic," Isatou Ceesay empowers women to recycle plastic. She started the One Plastic Bag project, aiming to educate communities on the necessity to reclaim waste and turn it into revenue.
She started the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which works towards reinventing traditional methods of production & consumption to create sustainable alternatives.
LaDuke is a Native American land rights activist, environmentalist & politician. She has championed sustainable development, renewable energy & environmental justice with indigenous communities.
POWERFUL YOUNG WOMEN
She began advocating for clean water in her hometown of Flint, MI, when she was only 8 years old. Now 11, Mari is still fighting the Flint Water Crisis by crowdfunding donations and partnering with local organizations.
18-year-old Deja Foxx is a fierce advocate for accessible and affordable reproductive healthcare for all women, especially those impacted by poverty.
Lane Murdock started her protest against gun violence as a petition encouraging students to stage a walkout following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The 17-year-old was the spark for the National School Walkout on April 20, 2018.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
The founder & owner of Stitch Fix, Katrina Lake just recently became one of just 19 self-made women billionaires in the U.S., along with Oprah and Sheryl Sandberg.
Rosalind Brewer is the CEO of Walgreens, & is currently the only African American woman to be CEO of a Fortune 500 company. She was previously the COO of Starbuck's & CEO of Sam's Club!
When Anne Chow was named CEO of AT&T in 2019, she became the first Asian American woman to run the company. Fun fact: she is a Juillard-trained pianist!