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Happy International Women’s Day! Here Are 100 Women Who Inspire Us In Our World Today

 

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is a pledge to end violence and abuse against women. 

UN research has revealed that about 603 million women worldwide currently face the risk domestic violence. Close to 70 per cent of women face such abuses at some point in their lives. Indeed, violence against women causes more deaths and injury among the global female population (aged 15 to 44) than cancer, malaria, road traffic accidents and war.

 

 

Some may have achieved wonders with their charity work, while others have simply wowed us on stage and screen but who can deny that they all are inspirational in their own way?

 

 

This is to celebrate women who have driven a cause one way or the other to stop abuse, violence, abortion, rape, child trafficking, domestic violence against women etc.

In no alphabetical order,  here are 100 women who inspire us today.

 

 

  1. Michelle Obama (First Lady, United States of America)
  2. Hon. Abike Dabiri
  3. Tara Fela-Durotoye (CEO Orekelewa Makeup)
  4. Toyosi Akerele (Activist, Youth Educator)
  5. Kate Henshaw ( Actress)
  6. Kemi Lala-Akindoju (Actress, Activist)
  7. Zainab Ikaz (Activist)
  8. Tola Onigbanjo (Radio Presenter, Founder Women4Africa)
  9.  Uche Eze (Founder, Bella Naija)
  10.  Wana  Udobang (Wana Wana )
  11. Ellen Degeneres
  12. Esther Ijewere  Kalejaiye (Founder, Walk Against Rape Campaign)
  13. Oprah Winfrey
  14. Tosyn Bucknor ( On Air Personality, Founder- The Genes, Writer)
  15. Yinka Davies (Singer, Song writer)
  16. Funke Bucknor Obruthe (CEO Zappahire Events)
  17. Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi (Radio Presenter)
  18. Serena and Venus Williams
  19. Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin ( Human Rights Activist)
  20. Jerrilyn Mulbah
  21. Joan Okorodudu (CEO Isis Modelling Agency)
  22. Josephine Effah-Chukwuma (Founder Project Alert )
  23. Mother Theresa
  24. Kathleen Ndongmo
  25. Funmi Odegbami
  26. Caroline Marsh
  27. Precious De Bruin
  28. Salha Kaitesi
  29. Ida Horner
  30. Esther Owuta Onolememen
  31. Kemi Williams
  32. Folorunsho Alakija
  33. Maya Angelou
  34. Iyanla Vanzant
  35. Onyeka Onwenu
  36. TY Bello
  37. Joyce Meyers
  38. Soneni Gwizi
  39. Noerine Kaleeba
  40. Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
  41. Beka Ntsanwisi
  42. Linda Mary Teresa
  43. Esther Madud
  44. Olufunmilayo Ransome Kuti
  45. Linda Ikeji (Blogger, Writer)
  46. Moyo Oyatogun
  47. Tochi Eze (CEO Selah inspiration)
  48. Uche OKoli (CEO Reel Radio Nigeria)
  49. Debbie Ogunjobi ( CEO Every Woman)
  50. Angela Mirkel – German Prime Minister
  51. Late Mrs. Bimbo Odukoya
  52. Tolu Oniru ( On Air Personality)
  53. Oby Ezekwesili
  54. Waje (Nigerian Artist)
  55. Conodolezza Rice
  56. Susanne Wenger
  57. Pastor Nike Adeyemi
  58. Hilary Clinton
  59. President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil
  60. Kimora Lee Simmons
  61. Asa (Musician)
  62. Toyosi Ogunseye
  63. Senator Florence Ita-Giwa
  64. Deola Sagoe
  65. Bola Shagaya
  66. Ibukun Awosika
  67. Sarah Blakely
  68. Grace liebkein
  69. Malala yousafzai
  70. Betty Irabo
  71. Angelina Jolie
  72. Arianna Huffington
  73. Angeliki Frangou
  74. Ory Okolloh
  75. Josie Natora
  76. Kathryn Kuhlman
  77. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  78. Dr. Bosede Afolabi
  79. Stella Damsus
  80. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
  81. Joke Silva
  82. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
  83. Bronwell Anthony (Activist)
  84. Okonjo Iweala
  85. Dora Akinyuli
  86. Agatha Amata
  87. Funmi Iyanda
  88. Oluwayemisi Mafe
  89. Tina Fey
  90. Remi Tinubu
  91. Funke Adejumo
  92. Eleanor Roosevelt
  93. Anne Sullivan
  94. Helen Keller
  95. Maria Montessori
  96. Halima Abubakar
  97. Agnes Baden-Powell
  98. Alex Box
  99. Emmeline Pakhurst
  100. Pastor Folu Adeboye
  101. The first lady is wearing a textured blue coat and dress by American designer Thom Browne, J Crew accessories and heels, plus Cathy Waterman necklace.

     

     

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