Few things have changed our lives as much as social media in recent times. Apart from our everyday life dependency on it; what social media has really changed is the amount of exposure ordinary women are getting. By ordinary I don’t mean unspectacular, I mean “lesser known” – the not-glamorous-showbizy type. The “ordinary” everyday women who are making a remarkable difference to our thinking and perception. And most of them are doing this through social media.
These days it is not hard to find inspiring women around the globe, women that stick together and encourage each other. Women who are an inspiration for us all – now through social media we can connect with them, see their stories, their struggle and get motivated for our teeny tiny problems in life.
We can find a leader in the form of these women any day, but since today is 8th March, Women’s Day, their stories are all the more befitting. These women are fighting for themselves, for all of us. Fighting against discrimination, stereotyping, chauvinism, taboos and other forms of exploitations. They are displaying courage and having fun along the way.
Here are 15 awe-inspiring women that you should follow instantly on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
15. Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Nyamayaro is the head of the HeForShe campaign. The campaign is a unique trend of enlisting not only women, but also men for encouraging and achieving gender equality. The campaign was started privately by some workers of UN Women. They started their campaign on YouTube and got positive response. Their videos started getting 6 million plus hits.
— Elizabeth Nyamayaro (@e_nyamayaro) February 2, 2016
When asked why she started the campaign, Elizabeth Nyamayaro said the idea came to her, right after the orientation when she joined UN. She said it became clear right there and then that if we actually wanted results for gender equality, we need to go about with a different way. She explained, “We need to make it a global issue. If it remains a women’s issue, then progress will remain slow. Men still hold power so you can’t really speak about imbalance against women without finding a way to engage men as meaningful partners.”