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Now, more than ever, women are finding their voices, filling leadership roles (the number of women in Congress is at an all time high post-Midterms), and advocating for change. It is absolutely crucial to recognize women who are doing extraordinary things to inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps. These are a small sampling of the overwhelming number of inspirational, strong, intelligent women who have important things to change and powerful stories to tell.


1. Kym Worthy- What happened when we tested thousands of abandoned rape kits in Detroit

2. Henrietta Fore- How we can help young people build a better future

3. Chetna Gala Sinha- How women in rural India turned courage into capital

4. Mary Maker- Why I fight for the education of refugee girls (like me)

5. Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile- How I’m bringing queer pride to my rural village

6. Anushka Naiknaware- A teen scientist’s invention to help wounds heal

Madelyn McLaughlin

Georgetown '22

Madelyn is a freshman Human Science major in the NHS from NJ. When she's not rewatching The Office or Grey's Anatomy (again) she will probably be on a vanilla chai latte run.
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