Not ONLY is today Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday (ISO: insight into her skin care routine, because girl doesn’t look a day over her semicentennial), but it’s also the day that Wonder Woman becomes an Honorary Ambassador for the United Nations. She’s going to be the first Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, which is like…maybe the best thing we’ve ever heard. In a New York ceremony, a year-long campaign was unveiled, featuring Wonder Woman, intended to raise awareness of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, which “seeks to achieve gender equality and empower all women as an essential part of creating a peaceful and prosperous world.”
The ceremony was attended by not one, but TWO Wonder Women, Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter.
Lynda Carter was Wonder Woman in the eponymous ABC TV series that ran from 1975 to 1979. Considering we’re still fighting for proper representation in television today, Lynda Carter headlining a show as a female super hero in the 70s is no small feat.
We love the idea of Wonder Woman headlining this UN campaign and championing women’s empowerment, because she’s been doing it for so long already! Gal Gadot, aka Wonder Woman in the upcoming movie, is definitely on board with this mission.
The event was live streamed as part of a whole bunch of Wonder Woman themed broadcasts, so definitely check it out to get the full scoop. We’re pretty excited to see the very real impact this badass fictional lady can have on the world.