7 of my favorite women in Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List are below. All of the people profiled were really impressive people but these women really stood out the most to me.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani school pupil and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in history.
First Lady Michelle Obama hasn’t tried to become anybody else’s idea of the First Lady. She has remained herself, with her grace, her gentleness and her sense of humor. That she would dare to wear clothes off the rack. Or go out and garden. Or have a grandmother in the White House. She knows how to be a public creature without being separate from her family. She considers all children her responsibility: black or white, pretty or plain, all the children.
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma.
Roya Mahboob is an Afghan entrepreneur and businesswoman. She founded and serves as CEO of the Afghan Citadel Software Company, a full-service software development company based in Herat, Afghanistan.
Marissa Mayer is President and CEO of Yahoo!. Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google. Mayer was ranked number 14 on the list of America’s most powerful businesswomen of 2012 by Fortune magazine.
Dr. Kimberly Blackwell, a cancer doctor at Duke University, is one of the bright young stars in the field. She is a pioneer in breast cancer research.
Erica Kochi, a young UNICEF staffer has made registering a birth as easy as sending a text. More than half of the 6 million births each year in Nigeria are not recorded. Without a birth certificate, a child is much less likely to get educated, be vaccinated or receive health services.