The #WINwomen Project 2021-2022
We are now coming to the end of our year-long #WINwomen project. #WINwomen celebrates inspirational women alive today, who we think have created exceptional change within their community or in society as a whole. Ranging from STEM research and human rights advocacy to entrepreneurship and education, the project has shone a light on the amazing leadership shown by women in an incredible variety of fields and addressing a wide range of social issues. The final list acts as an inventory of incredible women to follow and support as they continue to work for change around the world.
International Women’s Day 2021
Disability advocate, author, contributing editor for Vogue and founder of Tilting the Lens consultancy.
- Twitter: @TheSineadBurke
- Instagram: @thesineadburke
Young activist campaigning for women’s inclusion in football.
- Twitter: @LittleOlivia7
- Instagram: @oliviahancockfootball
Chief Executive of Jewish Women’s Aid
- Twitter: @soldier_in_slip
Period poverty activist, author and founder of Free Periods.
- Twitter: @AmikaGeorge
- Instagram @amikageorge
Environmentalist and founder of Gjenge Makers, turning waste plastics into building material.
- Twitter: @nzambimatee_ke
- Instagram: @nzambimatee_ke
Dr. Ola Abu Al Ghaib
Manager of the UN Partnership on Persons with Diasbilities and board member of Global Disability Innovation Hub and the Disability Rights Fund.
- Twitter: @AlghaibOla
Human rights advocate campaigning for HIV/AIDs awareness and treatment, LGBT+ equality and social justice.
- Instagram: @cecilia_c_chung
- Twitter: @smallglimpses
Leymah Roberta Gbowee
Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.
- Twitter: @LeymahRGbowee
- Instagram: @leymahgbowee
Senior NHS nurse and Chief Nursing Officer for the NHS BAME Strategic Advisory Group
- Twitter: @wendyolayiwola
Yazidi advocate and president of Nadia’s Initiative
- Twitter: @NadiaMuradBasee
- Instagram: @nadiainitiative
Earth Day 2021
Indigenous activist, envrionmentalist and co-founder of the non-profit Ceibo Alliance.
- Instagram: @nemonte.nenquimo
Dr. Sylvia Earle
Oceanographer, documentarian and passionate advocate for protecting the world’s oceans.
- Twitter: @SylviaEarle
Nguy Thi Khanh
Founder of Green Innovation and Development Centre and campaigner for renewable energies.
Gambian social entrepeneur and founder of One Plastic Bag, known as the ‘Queen of Recycling.’
Indigenous climate activist and member of the UN Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
- Twitter: @SorengArchana
- Instagram: @archana.soreng
World Refugee Day 2021
International Human Rights advocate and co-founder of ESMULES and Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders.
- Twitter: @AndreaMAyala1
- Instagram: @lesbianheroe
Rohingya activist advocating for the rights and welfare of Rohingya refugee women.
Director of Women for Refugee Women, a charity advocating and amplifying the voices of women refugees.
- Twitter: @AKabagabo
- Instagram: @alphonsinekabagabo
Co-Founder and CEO of Chatterbox recognised as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30”.
- Twitter: @mursalhedayat
- Instagram: @mursalhedayat
Iranian-American writer and author of ‘The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You’.
- Twitter: @DinaNayeri
- Instagram: @dinanayeri
International Day of the Girl 2021
Advocate for girls’ education and participation in STEM.
- Twitter: @JabbieJakomba
Pioneering environmental activist and member of the Youth Advisory Council for COP26.
- Twitter: @ridhimapandey7
- Instagram: @ridhimapandeyy
Accessibility activist and founder of Encuentra tu Lugar.
- Twitter: @IsiAnto23
- Instagram: @laisi_teincluye
The former first LGBT+ Kid Governor of Conneticut, USA.
- Instagram: @s_milesofrainbows
Amy and Ella Meek
17 and 15 year-old sisters and founders of award-winning charity Kids Against Plastic.
- Twitter: @BePlasticClever
- Instagram: @kidsagainstplastic
International Week of Science and Peace
Advocate for survivors of sexual violence in conflict, founder of Women in Action and founding member of the Global Survivors Network.
- Twitter: @VNyanjura
Co-Founder and co-director of Syrian NGO the Center for Civil Society and Democracy.
- Twitter: @Raaja_Altalli
Theoretical physicist specialising in dark matter research and feminist science studies and co-leader of the 2020 Strike for Black Lives.
- Twitter: @IBJIYONGI
- Instagram: @chanda.prescod.weinstein
Pioneering public health researcher working to combat dengue fever
- Instagram: @adiutarinimusik
Interfaith Week 2021
Prof. Azza Karam
Secretary General of Religions for Peace and Professor of Religion and Development at Vrije Universitet in Amsterdam.
Justina Mike Ngwobia
Ruling elder of the Nigerian Presbyterian Church, KAICIID fellow and founder of the Women’s Peacebuilding Network.
- Twitter: @NgwobiaMike
- Instagram: @justina_ngwobia
Conflict analyst, president of West Bengal Council for Mediation and Dispute Resolution and co-founder of the Online Circle of Compassion.
- Twitter: @sohinijana7
- Instagram: @sohini.jana.7
Rev. Sr. Agatha Ogochukwu Chikelue
Chair of the International Women’s Coordinating Committee for Religions for Peace and of the Women of Faith Peacebuilding network.
International Day of Education
Internationally renowned ainger-aongwriter, Unicef Goodwill Ambassador and founder of Batonga Foundation.
- Twitter: @angeliquekidjo
- Instagram: @angeliquekidjo
CEO of Australian non-profit foundation Aurora Foundation, serving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
- Twitter: @leila_smith86
Activist and founder of social enterprise The Black Curriculum.
- Instagram: @gottabelavin_ya
Kitty Hart-Moxon OBE
Retired radiographer, author, documentarian and Holocaust survivor.
Barrister and founder of award-winning education charity Schools Consent Project.