Four women we admire (of many).
Today is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It’s also a reminder of how much work still needs to be done. Here’s four women we admire who boldly reimagine our world.
Gitanjali Rao reinvents.
“Everything I see on TV is that it’s an older, usually white man as a scientist. It’s weird to me that it was almost like people had assigned roles, regarding like their gender, their age, the color of their skin.
My goal has really shifted not only from creating my own devices to solve the world’s problems, but inspiring others to do the same as well.”
Joy Buolamwini revolts.
“It’s not easy to go up against some of the biggest tech companies when you know they can deploy all of their resources against you. I am still very aware that I am a young Black woman in America. And in the field of AI, the people I was aiming to evaluate held all the purse strings.”
Parinya "Nong Toom" Charoenphol reimagines.
“I don't equate femininity with weakness.”
Parinya Charoenphol, also known as "Nong Toom", challenged norms when she rose to the top as a champion muay thai kickboxer in Thailand.
As a transgender woman, kickboxing became the means for her to afford her transition. Fighting for her true self, Parinya faced intense discrimination. Parinya's bravery and strength is revolutionary.
Dr. Patricia Bath redefines.
“Sexism, racism, and relative poverty were the obstacles which I faced as a young girl growing up in Harlem. There were no women physicians I knew of and surgery was a male-dominated profession; no high schools existed in Harlem, a predominantly black community; additionally, blacks were excluded from numerous medical schools and medical societies; and, my family did not possess the funds to send me to medical school.”
We are energized and inspired by those who boldly reimagine the status quo. How will you reimagine?