Four Women Making a Difference

There are so many women making a difference in our world right now. Women are doing big things to help make a change. In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s four women who are changing the world:

  1. Amanda Gorman

In January 2021, Amanda became the youngest poet to write and read her poem, The Hill We Climb at a presidential inauguration. Gorman is also an activist specifically focusing on subjects of feminism, race, and marginalization. She was also named the first National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States in 2017. Amanda is making a difference through her writing, and she is an inspiration to many.

2. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials AOC, is a politician and activist serving as the U.S. representative for New York’s 14th congressional district. AOC took office at age 29, becoming the youngest woman to ever serve in the United States Congress. Her activism focuses on abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), The Green New Deal, and Medicare for all. AOC understands the people and their struggles and fights to make sure they are recognized.

3. Veronika Scott

While in college, Veronika Scott designed a coat for the homeless that could convert into a sleeping bag. The project turned into a business; thus, The Empowerment Plan was born. The business has distributed more than 43,000 coats and created over 90 jobs for the homeless. Scott is an advocate for those who are homeless and may not always be able to speak for themselves. Scott is doing an amazing thing to help out those in her community.

4. Ilham Askia

Askia works towards reforming the criminal justice system to make it fair and equitable. Her and her husband created Gideon’s Promise which is a large group of attorneys and defenders there to help those who cannot afford a lawyer. The company has grown to reach more than 1,000 participants in 29 states. Askia describes Gideon’s Promise, “It provides the road map. It’s not just public defense that needs reform. You can use the Gideon’s Promise model to reform all areas of the criminal legal system.”