In light of International Women’s Day 2021, we’re celebrating five special women who are making a difference. 

With the theme for International Women’s Day this year being #ChooseToChallenge, we’re celebrating the work of those women who have accomplished this. Whether they’re acting as ‘Guardians of the Planet’ or changing the shape of their industries, these women are making great impact on our futures by choosing to challenge the issues our planet is facing. 

Read on to meet the five women who we feel deserve recognition - not just on International Women’s Day - but every day. 

Greta Thunberg 

There’s no denying that this Swedish teenager has made a HUGE impact on the world!

Greta has challenged climate change without fear, standing up to world leaders to voice her concerns, educate those in power, and to fight for our planet. 

Like Greta said, “you are never too small to make a difference,” and she is definitely making a difference every day, which deserves to be celebrated on International Women’s Day. 

See more about Greta’s work, here.

Isabella Dryden 

Design Director and Owner of the newly-launched brand, Saint Belle, Isabella is challenging the fashion industry by establishing a sustainable womenswear brand.

Based in the North East, Isabella has worked hard to ensure her brand envisions the core values of traceability, wearability and sustainability, right down to the finest details, to create a collection of considered clothing that is fresh, on-trend and sustainable. 

Discover Saint Belle and follow Isabella’s journey, here.

Vanessa Nakate 

In 2018, Vanessa became a climate justice activist in response to her growing concerns about the high temperatures her home country was experiencing, and has since become the leader of the Fridays for Future movement in Uganda, as well as founding the Rise Up Movement, which helps African activists be heard.

The impact she has made in such a short space of time is admirable, and Vanessa continues to go from strength to strength, with her most recent achievement being her nomination for the Female African Youth of the Year award.  

Learn more about Vanessa’s work, here.

Juliet Gellatley

Founder of the Bristol-based, vegan charity, Viva!, Juliet has dedicated over 25 years of her life campaigning for a more sustainable world.

Since founding Viva! in 1994, Juliet has grown her team and together they have achieved some monumental moments. The charity’s most recent milestone came on the 25th February 2021, when their petition to End Factory Farming hit 15k signatures!

Discover more about Juliet’s charity, here.

Emily Eavis 

The great thing about Emily Eavis isn’t just the fact that she’s the co-organiser of one of the greatest music festivals ever, but also that she actually uses this festival to promote sustainability and to encourage change in the world.

From homing a Greenpeace Field to banning the sale of single-use plastic at the 2019 festival, Emily and her father are using their platform to help do their bit for the planet, and we think that’s something that should definitely be celebrated this International Women’s Day. 

Follow Emily’s journey, here

Thank you for joining us this International Women’s Day to celebrate these incredible women, and here’s to all the other females across the world who are doing their bit to create a better place, too. 

Happy International Women’s Day!

March 08, 2021 — Wave Case
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