Queen Rania Al Abdullah
As well as being the Queen of Jordan, Al
Abdullah is the chair of the Royal
Commission on Human Rights and the
Global Ambassador for Women for
Women International.
Jayshree Satpute
Satpute is an advocator for human rights
who is working to help prevent deaths of
low-income women in India due to
Somaly Mam
From Cambodia, Mam is an anti-sex
trafficking campaigner and founder of
AFESIP, an organization that rescues
women from brothels and helps them
Jessica Valenti
Valenti is the writer and founder of, said by the Guardian to
have “dragged feminism into the 20th
Emma Thompson
Thompson is best known as a British
actress, comedian, and screenwriter but
is also the chair for an organization that
works to fight exploitation of workers and
human trafficking, the Helen Bamber
Lydia Cacho
Cacho is a Mexican journalist and
feminist, as well as an advocate for
human rights.
Germaine Greer
Greer is an Australian writer and
significant feminist of the late 20th
Pragna Patel
Patel is one of the founders of an
organization for Black and Asian
feminism, the Southall Black Sisters.
Zainab Salbi
Salbi is an Iraqi American who is the
CEO and founder of Women for Women
International, an organization that helps
rebuild the lives of female victims of war.
Angelina Jolie
Jolie is an American actress and director
who as the Goodwill Ambassador for the
UN High Commissioner for Refugees
promotes humanitarian causes, including
helping women refugees everywhere.
Graca Machel
Machel is involved in helping South
African women and children by
advocating for their rights.
Lubna Hussein
Hussein is a Sudanese writer and a
campaigner for women’s rights who went
on trial after being arrested for wearing
Michelle Bachelot
Bachelot is the former president of Chile
and head of UN Women.
Jasvinder Sanghera
Sanghera directs a charity that aids
victims of “honour” violence and forced
marriage called Karma Nirvana.
Bridget Cook
Cook is the cofounder of Adelante
Mujeres, a non-profit organization based
in Forest Grove, Oregon that helps lowincome Latina women to learn English,
earn their GED, gain job skills, and much
Alice Walker
Walker is an American poet, writer, and
activist best known for her novel The
Color Purple. She has also written
countless essays and fiction on race and
gender that have promoted awareness
about women’s roles in society.
Salma Hayek
As well as being a Mexican American
movie actress, Hayek created the Salma
Hayek Foundation that raises awareness
about and aids women who have been