The Female Lead: Showing How Women Shape the World

The Female Lead is a much needed project, founded by Edwina Dunn, to highlight “the breadth of female achievement in order to offer inspiration for future generations.”  The non-profit is celebrating women role models around the world, such as Christiane Amanpour, Lynsey Addario, Michaela de Prince, and Meryl Streep, by sharing their stories through a coffee table book, social media and outreach programmes for girls in schools. They also have a series of short video interviews on YouTube called “The Icon Series” with over 50 incredible women, whose wise words and balls of steel will make you want to sing “I am woman, hear me roar!”

The website explains the initiative by saying, “Despite huge advances, gender inequality remains a fact throughout the world affecting social, political and economic life. Women are paid less, underrepresented in government and media, and often still financially dependent on men. […] By better harnessing women’s skills the social and economic benefits would be huge.




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