Michelle Obama grew up in the South Side of Chicago with her parents and older brother. From an early age, her family instilled in her the value of education, which led her to graduate cum laude from Princeton University, where she studied sociology and African American studies, before attending Harvard
Why She’s a MAKER :The sports icon has been serving up inspiration ever since she stepped on the court as a teen. By age 17, she claimed her major win at the U.S. Open and by 2017 she set the record for earning the most Grand Slam titles—man or woman—in the Open era. In 2015, she was named Sports Illustrated
Described by esteemed fashion designer Christopher Bailey as “the future of British beauty”, Neelam Gill is one of British modelling’s brightest stars. But she’s more than just a pretty face. Using her fame (and her YouTube channel), she is a firm and outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusion in
Glenn Close has been a Hollywood star for many decades and is best known for her many Oscar-nominated roles. More recently, she is also known for her Emmy award winning role on FX's Damages and her Golden Globe-winning role in The Wife . Close was born on March 19, 1947, in Greenwich, Connecticut
Why She’s a MAKER : After years struggling with an eating disorder, Jamil, who grew up in the U.K, learned to gain confidence in herself and her body becoming a successful Hollywood actress. Her first ""I Weigh"" Instagram post was a selfie with this inspiring message: ""
Oprah began her broadcasting career at WVOL radio in Nashville while still in high school. At the age of 19, she became the youngest person and the first African American woman to anchor the news at Nashville's WTVF-TV. She then relocated to Baltimore's WJZ-TV to co-anchor the Six O’Clock News
As co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates helps to shape and approve strategies, setting the overall direction for the foundation. In developing countries, the Foundation harnesses science and technology to save lives while empowering the world’s poorest people to
Martina Navratilova is a tennis legend. Born and raised in Communist Czechoslovakia, she defected to the United States at 18 years old, leaving her family behind in order to pursue her career without the bounds of the government's restrictions on when and where she was allowed to play. Once in America
Lilly Singh is a YouTube sensation, vlogger, comedian, rapper, actress motivational speaker — and first openly queer woman of color late-night show host. Better known by her YouTube name ""Superwoman,"" she has more than 7 million video subscribers and over 1 billion video views.
Nicola Adams shares the story of her incredible journey to Olympic glory and how she changed both the public’s perception of the sport, and the opinion of promoter Frank Warren, an outspoken opponent of women’s boxing.During the London 2012 games, Nicola Adams rose to fame when she won Great Britain’
Killing Eve is witty, thrilling and an exhilarating ride - each episode is better than the last, and you never quite know what to expect. How much do we love thee, Killing Eve? Let us count the ways it packs a feminist punch in every scene.
Nicola Adams is in inspiration in so many ways: as an athlete, as a woman, as a champion making sure that the next generation of girls doesn't have to fight for boxing opportunities like she did. Here are some of our favourite Nicola Adams moments so far.