5 Fierce Females to Celebrate This International Women’s Day

5 Fierce Females to Celebrate This International Women’s Day

Posted by Yasmin Harake at Revamp UK on Mar 8th 2022

We’re all about wonderful women here at Revamp. We’re related to them, friends with them and work with them – they’re everywhere, and we’re here for it. There are so many things to celebrate about women, and we thought we’d do exactly that – it is International Women’s Day, after all.
We’ve been talking about the women who are making a difference – the ones who use their platforms to highlight humanitarian emergencies, the ones who fundraise for causes that aren’t talked about enough and the ones who speak up for those who can’t. Allow us to introduce some of the fearless females who deserve a round of applause.

Who: Angelina Jolie

@angelinajolie via Instagram

Why: American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian Angelina Jolie was a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for more than ten years before she was assigned the role of Special Envoy. Angelina has visited countries all over the globe to meet refugees and assess their situations – she even donated $1 million in response to an emergency appeal having met with Afghan refugees in Pakistan. In addition to her work with UNHCR, Angelina has also campaigned for women’s rights, child immigration, education and conservation issues. Angelina’s entire social media presence is devoted to educating and informing her followers of the human rights issues the world is facing.

Who: Amal Clooney

@time via Instagram

Why: Renowned for her work in international law and human rights, British-Lebanese barrister Amal Clooney has earned recognition in her own right (no offence, George – it’s just your wife is pretty cool). Co-founder and President of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, Amal also introduced the Amal Clooney Scholarship to give one female student from Lebanon the opportunity to enroll in a two-year International Baccalaureate programme – proving her dedication to both education and women’s rights. In 2019, Prince Charles launched the Amal Clooney Award to ‘celebrate young women,’ which we feel is very well deserved.

Who: Serena Williams

@serenawilliams via Instagram

Why: In a bid to shine a light on women and girls in sports and athletics, American Tennis superstar Serena Williams teamed up with Secret Deodorant by way of a special Olympics advert. With studies conducted by the Women’s Sports Foundation as well as non-profit organisation, Canadian Women & Sport, showing that young women drop out of sports at around twice the rate of their male counterparts, Serena decided to take action and highlight the issue herself. She also pledged $150,000 to fund women’s sports, which has had a lack of both airtime and coverage in comparison to men’s sporting events.

Who: Emilia Clarke

@brainandlifemag via Instagram

Why: Otherwise known as the Mother of Dragons, or Daenerys Targaryen, Emilia Clarke is an English actress who keeps herself busy with a number of charitable organisations. In 2011, she joined the SMA UK Trust team as the spinal muscular atrophy charity’s celebrity ambassador. Later, she was named a patron of Open Door – a non-profit organisation that helps young people have access to drama school opportunities. In 2019, and having experienced brain aneurysms herself, Emilia launched the SameYou charity to provide young people with neurorehabilitation access when suffering from brain injuries or strokes.

Who: Alicia Keys

@keepachildalive via Instagram

Why: American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is the Co-Founder and Global Ambassador of Keep A Child Alive – a non-profit organisation that provides care, medicine and assistance to families with HIV and AIDS across Africa and India. Bringing her love of music together with her humanitarian efforts, Alicia also hosts the charity’s annual fundraising gala, The Black Ball, in which an array of artists joins together to draw attention to - and raise money for - the cause that’s close to her heart.