Martha Abari Bartholomew

It has taken nearly 10 years but I am slowly coming to realise that it truly is small business, entrepreneurs, social activists and industry experts with business and marketing savvy who possess the greatest ability to 'agitate' for the change they desire. Martha Abari Bartholomew is a South Sudanese entrepreneur and I will use her …

Advertisements

Henrietta Swan Leavitt

This week we are swinging all the way back to the 1860's to meet Henrietta Swan Leavitt - an American astronomer 'known for her discovery of the relationship between period and luminosity in Cepheid variables, pulsating stars that vary regularly in brightness in periods ranging from a few days to several months' (source). ... If …

Sadia Khatri

It's time to meet Sadia Khatri! Sadia is pushing against the entrenched problems of sexual violence in Pakistan through her initiative 'Girls of Dhabas'. To quote directly from their Facebook page: 'Girls at Dhabas is an open community of women and non-binary folks who wish to occupy public spaces on their own terms and whims, …

Ingrid van Beek

You can be the most forward-thinking, inclusive human being on this planet and still find yourself clutching your bag closer when a man who looks drug-affected sits next to you on the train, or averting your eyes to the homeless person sitting on the street because you're worried he'll be aggressive to you for no …

Angela Luna

So you're into fashion. You want to design things. Yet you also want to contribute in a way that helps people. What do you do? Well! You work out a way to profit from an emerging market of all-terrain scaling bad asses who are taking to the mountains and you use your profit from the …

Marielle Franco

The recent murder of councilwoman Marielle Franco has sparked outrage in Brazil. While it is publicly believed that she was assassinated, investigations into her death are ongoing. Thousands of people poured into the streets following her death, mourning and protesting. Her death comes in the aftermath of Michel Temer (Brazil's president) increasing military powers in …

Iby Knill

I would like to introduce you to Iby Knill. Iby is a Jewish Czechoslovakian national who survived Nazi Germany. In her adult life Iby became an active public speaker on her experience and advocates the need to encourage tolerance and acceptance of others. Iby, originally from Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, grew up in a well off and …