Meet the Future Shapers of 2019 who are inspiring women worldwide

September 26, 2019

Marie Claire UK searched high and low to find this year’s trailblazers who are working hard to make the world a happier, safer and better place for women in 2019
Marie Claire UK sat down with our 10 game-changing females to learn more about what motivates them, and keeps them inspired…

The digital campaigner: Seyi Akiwowo, 28, is the founder and executive director of Glitch, a not-for-profit organisation designed to end online abuse. In 2014, she was elected as the youngest black female councillor in east London, aged 23, serving four years before launching Glitch in 2017. Last year, she presented to the 38th United Nations Human Rights Council on online gender-based violence and was named Amnesty International’s Human Rights Defender.

The Wikipedia warrior Physicist and activist Dr Jess Wade, 30, is a research associate at Imperial College London and an advocate for women in science and engineering. After rising to prominence for editing the Wikipedia profiles of unknown female scientists and bringing their achievements to the masses, Dr Wade has spent the past two years trying to improve representation of women, people of colour and LGBTQ+ scientists via Wikipedia

The theatre trailblazer Lynette Linton, 29, is artistic director at London’s Bush Theatre. Earlier this year, she co-directed Richard II at the Globe Theatre with Adjoa Andoh. It was the first ever UK staging of a Shakespeare play to feature a company of women of colour

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Credit: Photography by David Newby