As a team made up of all women I thought I would explore the most influential and inspiring women (in my eyes) from the past 20 years. As a young business woman I'm so inspired by powerful, courageous and bold females who've overcome so many obstacles and hurdles to achieve their dreams. 

Jo Malone - Business Woman

I fell a little in love with this woman since reading her autobiography, I love how she didn't let anything hold her back when building her business, and her humble yet bold approach to business.

 

Thandie Newton - Actress + Women's right campaigner

She's just an absolute bad ass in my eyes, she's such a passionate women's right campaigner, who has openly spoken of her fury at being exploited as a young actress.

 

Sylvia Earle - Marine Biologist + Explorer

So you might not of heard of this woman before, I would totally recommend watching Mission Blue (on Netflix) talk about eye opening! She has dedicated more than four decades of her life exploring the ocean and protecting all things within this mysterious world.

 

Malala Yousafzai

October marks the fourth anniversary of when Malala Yousafzai was shot by a Taliban member for advocating for women’s educational rights it Pakistan. It’s also the month when she became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Although she is still under threat by the Taliban, and still only 19, she remains a prominent voice for human rights around the world.

 

Whoopi Goldberg

Have you ever watched an interview with this woman? She's just awesome! An inspiration both to African Americans and women throughout her long career as a comedian, actress, and activist, Goldberg was the second black woman to win an Oscar, and remains one of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy and an Academy Award. A long-time patron of many different charities, she is a Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef, a powerful advocate for LGBT rights and for Aids charities, as well as for many children’s causes. She has also been central in the US version of Comic Relief since it began in 1986. Whoopi Goldberg once said: “We’re all here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”