I am a woman, hear me ROAR!
When it comes to women in the workplace, we are seeing more and more gender equality thanks to a guerilla-style approach to corporate diversity. Breaking through the glass ceiling like never before, more X chromosomes are taking their rightful place at the top of the industrial food chain. Inspiring influential women everywhere to dream big, we raise a glass to five powerhouse women that prove it's all about sisters before misters!
Founder of the infamous Net-a-Porter online boutique, where would fashion be without the dynamic matriarch? Recently relinquishing her throne to the multi-million dollar enterprise, the trailblazer, and chairwomen of the esteemed British Fashion Council was one of the first to bring high-luxe fashion to our fingertips. Named one of Time Magazine's most influential people, Massenet paved the way for the second generation of budding online entrepreneurs.
KHAWLA BIN KHEDIA
A maverick in the emerging Emirati fashion sphere, Khawla bin Khedia is the brains and beauty behind the cutting edge fashion brand, KhawlaWRoadha. One of the first young UAE designers to break away from traditional middle-eastern fashion and represent a contemporary aesthetic, Khawla bin Khedia is celebrated for her gutsy power moves and unrelenting vision for fashion-forward women in the United Arab Emirates.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG
Queen of kicking ass and taking names, the modern workplace wouldn't be what it is today without this Supreme Court dissident. A staunch courtroom advocate for the fair treatment of women, Ginsburg has been the driving force behind landmark gender equality bills that introduced laws on equal pay, sexual harassment, and discrimination.
DIANE VON FUSTENBERG
Dressing the most powerful people in the world for over three decades, Diane Von Furstenberg has come a long way since her humble beginnings in the 1970s. Now one of the most highly regarded fashion moguls on the planet, the Forbes top 20 is known for her business acumen and as a strong campaigner for gender equality in the arts. Outspoken on the issue of female solidarity in fashion, Furstenberg continues to fight our corner for gender empowerment and rights.
Never afraid to speak her mind, Emma Watson has become the unofficial spokesperson for the modern woman. Since her gripping speech at the UN and HeforShe campaign, the young actress has managed to unify the sexes in the battle against gender inequality throughout the day to day life, the media and at work. With support from world leaders and glitterati alike, Watson looks set to change the world for women everywhere.
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