Women Like You Take The Lead

Women Like You Take The LeadTake The Lead is inspired by women who are stepping up and into positions of leadership in their communities, schools, businesses, and organizations. Role models come in all sizes and shapes, at every level, and in every age group. Take The Lead wants to highlight just that—women making a difference. You might not agree with each woman's politics or methods, but you have to admit that they stepped up and took the lead.

We will be tapping out a drum beat of these stories of real women leading up to the Take The Lead Challenge Launch Event on February 19th. We expect 1 million women to be tuning into the event via livestream to get inspired that night, and these women's stories will set the tone. Join us in saluting their stories, nominate someone you admire, and then come get inspired on February 19th.



Women Who Inspire Us:



"My desire to attend college overwhelmed all my obstacles and fears."


Shayla Price
Scholarship Queen
Read more about Shayla


"I tried to create a program and a future for these individuals that gives hope to these families."

Cindy Carpenter
Nonprofit Founder
Read more about Cindy



"Durga is the person who you must all inspire to be like."


Durga Shakti Nagpal
Activist
Read more about Durga


"Don't worry if you have an internal glass ceiling or external glass ceiling. By worrying about it, you just give it power."

Dana Theus
Advocate for Talent Innovation
Read more about Dana



"It takes courage, it takes leadership, it takes vision, to have in-depth focus on social justice."

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever
Business Owner and Social Justice Leader
Read more about Avis


"I left Microsoft to make sure that teens of color had opportunities in (STEM) fields."


Trish Millines Dziko
STEM School Founder
Read more about Trish



"This is confirming our analysis that there is a deep hunger among people not just in Seattle but everywhere in the United States for a deep political change."

Kshama Sawant
Activist and Councilwoman
Read more about Kshama


"...we are afraid that our audience is more focused on our appearance than the quality of our content."


Emily Graslie
YouTube Educator
Read more about Emily



"I will spark change by dreaming big and daring to fail."


YingYing Shang
Activist and Blogger
Read more about YingYing


"Possibilities are abilities or qualities that can make someone or something better in the future."

Linda Cliatt-Wayman
High School Principal
Read more about Linda


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