These 5 Women Are Changing Other Women's LivesLianne Stokes

There are many women who have changed the way future generations live and there’s always a fire starter in every pack. The one who dares to dress differently, isn’t into what everyone else is, you know, the rogue. Within these unique spirits is passion that can’t be defined by words, and courage that is unwavering. Here are some women who made our radar for being themselves and hence, precipitating change for the perception of women globally in technology, science, fashion and beauty, and human rights.

1. Kristin Titus, Founder Girls Who Code

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We need more chicks like Kristin Titus – who had the idea to create a safe space where girls as young as 13 could come and get the skills they need to rock a career in technology or engineering. The program was set-up to show teenage girls the concept that the words ‘tech guys’ aren’t synonymous. Yeah, girls can code. Women can create apps, big ideas and start tech revolutions. Titus recognized there was something pretty significant missing from our future culture. Her idea and the drive she had to do something about it is changing girls’ lives and the future of the world’s workspace. Here’s to Silicon XX.

2. Noorjahan Akbar, Creator Young Women For Change

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Akbar is only 22, but after coming to the United States to attend high school and college, she became an activist for the impossible: changing the way women are viewed and treated in her home country of Afghanistan. Kicking off her tireless agenda, she became a prolific blogger, reaching out to Afghan women reminding them they were equal to their male counterparts. She also opened a woman-only internet cafe in Kabul. This effort wasn’t some girls-against-boys motive, it was created because prior, females in Kabul were sexually and verbally harassed while trying to browse the web. Think about that the next time you get mad at the barista when he or she forgets that you wanted that latte made ‘skinny.’ It’s paramount that we as women in First World nations help ladies less fortunate gain access to education, health care, and know their rights as human beings. You can reach out to Noorjahan and find out how you can join in the cause. The small ideas you have and the moves you make to see them come to life can change the landscape of feminine culture.

3. Emily Briere, Creator Time Capsule To Mars

 

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Briere makes the list for thinking outrageous things. The kind of ideas like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if I could build a condo complex on one of saturn’s rings and house the homeless?” and actually make it happen. When she was a tender two and a half decades on earth, Briere paid for her college education by creating profitable start-ups. She taught herself how to code from inside the cinderblock walls of her college dorm room, was hired by NASA, and is now creating a time capsule in space where people can upload texts and videos. The purpose is to allow us humans, outside of inner science circles, to join in and get involved in outer space  Sure, she’s probably a genius, but think for a minute, what’s your idea and how can you make it happen? Even if it’s something as simple as making a new version of cookie dough ice cream, if it sparks lightening inside of you, do it.

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  1. Yeah…. number 5 is gorgeous but not Jackie O’Shaughnessy…. you can see her here:
    http://thebeautystop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/american-apparel-Jacky60.jpeg

  2. FYI #5 is a picture of a beautiful older lady, but it is not Jackie O’Shaughnessy… not unless she’s had some serious plastic surgery recently….

  3. How is Carrie Hammer’s clothing affordable? Perhaps I am looking at the website incorrectly or something but it seems like skirts are over $200 and a blouse for $90. That’s hardly affordable for a new college graduate.

    • I was about to address that. The clothes may be cheaper than the ones from a big designer label but not quite affordable.