The woman empowerment is always the topic most related for the International Women day. For this special day, we did our selection of the women you should look up.
Diane von Furstenberg
Aside from creating the iconic ‘wrap dress’, Diane also built her entire career on the concept of female empowerment. When she married as the wife of Prince Egon of Fürstenberg, Diane stated “The minute I knew I was about to be Egon’s wife, I decided to have a career. I wanted to be someone of my own, and not just a plain little girl who got married beyond her desserts.”
In 2015, she gave the famous speech for the launching of HeForShe campaign. She was UN Women Goodwill Ambassador to encourage gender equality in which Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, told Watson she decided to call herself a feminist after hearing that speech.
Steinem is a journalist, a political activist and most importantly a feminist. She became nationally recognised as a leader and spokeswoman for the women’s liberation movements through the 60’s and 70’s. Gloria stayed one of the most recognisable faces of feminism all around the world.
Dietrich was one of the most captivating, ground-breaking movie stars of the 20th century. She challenged traditional definitions of femininity. During her career in the 30’s she refused to give up trousers and men suits when androgynous was still a taboo. She almost got arrested for wearing trousers in public more than once. We salute her!
Simone de Beauvoir
A French writer, known for her influence in the feminist theory. She has written ‘The Second Sex’, which analyses reasons why women’s role in society was characterised as inferior to men in France. It laids the foundation for the modern feminist movement and the woman empowerment.