In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we decided to feature some young women who are currently making history. There are many 20 something ladies out there who are making an effort in changing the world!
1. Veronika Scott, 25, Michigan – @
Veronika is the CEO of The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based non-profit organization to help the homeless. Veronika created a heat trapping jacket that can turn into a sleeping bag. Later, she created a program that not only kept the homeless warm, but also gave them jobs working for her!
2. Sierra Anne Sandison, 21, Idaho – @
Sierra is a beauty pageant contestant with type 1 diabetes. She made a statement by wearing her insulin pump on the Miss Idaho stage during a pageant and she won! She continues to bring awareness for Diabetes and is the pioneer for the hashtag #showmeyourpump
3. Hannah Brancato, 29, Maryland – @
Hannah is an activist using her artwork to raise awareness about rape and to create an image promoting consent. She is known for founding FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and is behind the Monument Quilt, a project telling the stories of rape victims and allows healing.
4. Johanna Jelks, 27, Michigan – @
Johanna is the founder of She Rides Her Own Way, a campaign that encourages women to ride bicycles rather than use a car. She believes that riding is good for self esteem and health and also promotes local shopping.
5. Eden Full, 22, New Jersey – @
Eden is an engineer that is helping the environment. While studying at Princeton, she invented the SunSaluter at age 19. The SunSaluter is an invention that uses solar panels while providing clean water. It is being used in fifteen different countries!
6. Britnie Turner, 26, Tennessee – @BritnieTurner
Britnie is the CEO of Aerial Development Group, a Nashville based real estate business. Her business flips houses and sells them. A portion of that money goes to sponsoring orphans in Africa for an entire year.
7. Kendall Ciesemier, 21, Washington, D.C. – @
Kendall is the founder of Kids Caring 4 Kids. Suffering with health problems of her own, at the age of 11, she decided to raise funds for a little girl suffering with AIDS in Africa. Since then, she created her organization which has enabled many other kids to raise funds for kids in Africa too.
8. Emily-Anne Rigal, 20, Virginia – @
Emily-Anne is the founder of WeStopHate, an effort to stop online bullying. In addition to quit bullying, the mission statement adds, “It’s a call-to-action to stop hate: stop hating on yourself, stop hating on others, stop letting others hate on you.”
9. Jordan Somer, 21, Nebraska – @
Jordan was a pageant girl who volunteered with the Special Olympics. She created the Miss Amazing Pageant, a pageant that allows girl with special needs display their talents and abilities.
10. Georgina Miranda, 27, California – @
Georgina is an established business woman and mountaineer. She has climbed six of the seven summits for her charity campaign, Climb Take Action, which helps International Medical Corps.