We all have something other people admire. From kindness, ability to listen and organisational skills to confidence and leadership ability. It’s important for us as women to have aspirations of qualities we want to embody, and skill sets we want to develop. Of course, this is where role models come in.
Role models can be people in your real life or people in the public eye who you admire. And there is no shortage of well-known kick ass women to take inspiration and motivation from. Here are 6 Wonder Women that inspire us.
Oprah Winfrey is pretty much an icon. Not to mention she’s a media star, actress, producer and philanthropist too. What hasn’t she done? Fearless, compassionate and spirited, the Oprah Winfrey Show covers subjects bypassed by mainstream media. From spirituality, guidance and self-empowerment to alternative thinking and medical advancements. Oprah is definitely one of the most powerful and influential women of our time.
She’s not only the beautiful and clever woman that managed to bag established bachelor George Clooney. Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney makes a difference to people’s lives on a daily basis through her work. One of her most recent accomplishments is the establishment of the Amal Clooney Scholarship with 100 Lives. It gives Lebanese women the chance to get higher education at the United World College in Armenia.
Despite a difficult childhood, being estranged from her father Jon Voight and more than one failed marriage, Angelina Jolie is a real life superhero. In addition to being a mom to three biological and three adopted children, shes’s an Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, a dedicated humanitarian and goodwill ambassador. Angelina works tirelessly for less fortunate people around the world.
Love her or not, Madonna has serious power! She is the top-selling female recording artist of all time. A bit of a rule breaker and a lady that loves to shock, Madonna has pushed many boundaries and taboos throughout her career. She’s constantly been reinventing her image and her music since the 80s. That’s serious staying power spanning four decades!
Brit. Joanne Rowling (better known as J.K. Rowling) came from single parent poverty to best-selling world renowned author, screen-writer and producer of the Harry Potter fantasy series. A real rags to riches life story, Joanne was the world’s first billionaire author. She later lost her billionaire status by giving away much of her earnings to charity. A real source of social, moral and political inspiration. Additionally, now she also runs her own charity called Lumos.
Last but not least, American actress Meghan Markle is all set to become a British Princess in May 2018 when she marries Prince Harry. She’s since retired from acting and is all set to focus on humanitarian work. Furthermore, her presence in the royal family will shake up the establishment and make them so much more relatable. We predict great things for Meghan!
Those are just a few of the thousands of amazing Wonder Women in the public eye, who are achieving great things. Whoever your role model is, don’t forget you are a kick ass woman too!