Who runs the world? Celebrating powerful women
Feb 25th 2021
Feb 25th 2021
If one thing is for sure, it’s that women can do anything, and creating a skin care line is just one of them. March is Women’s History Month, and we’re going to celebrate everything there is to celebrate about being a woman – the ups, the downs, and the in-betweens.
We’re starting off by celebrating some of the women that have paved the way for change in our world. The pioneers and leaders who have made it possible for women everywhere to be able to do any and everything they could imagine. Thanks, ladies. We owe you one.
At age 58, Bigelow won the Academy Award for Best Director for her film The Hurt Locker – the first woman ever to receive the award. She is only the fourth woman ever to be nominated, and in a surprising twist, she beat out ex-husband James Cameron to take home the trophy.
According to Forbes, Porat, CFO of Google parent company Alphabet, was one of just a few top female executives who participated in the Google Walkout for Real Change, which protested incidents and mishandling of sexual harassment and misconduct. She was quoted as saying "If you can get cars to self-drive, why can't we solve this?"
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and former editor-in-chief of the successful news website HuffPost (previously the Huffington Post). After creating a digital news outlet, Huffington set her sights on launching a series of books, including the most recent, The Sleep Revolution. She also manages the wellness site Thrive Global and offers a six-week course to improve people’s overall wellbeing.
In 1965, Herrera began her career working as a publicist for Emilio Pucci, before launching her own clothing line in 1981. Her first collection consisted of 20 looks that she designed and were manufactured back in Caracas by her personal seamstress. The rest is history! So many women like Sandra Bullock, Lady Gaga, Kristen Stewart, Kamala Harris, Renée Zellweger and Caroline Kennedy have been longtime fans of Herrera’s feminine and elegant work.
Martha Stewart grew to stardom as a celebrity chef, publishing a number of cookbooks and writing columns for several magazines. In 1997, the businesswoman centralized all her ventures with the creation of her media company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She has since delved into TV and radio, and she continues to focus on her cooking success.
Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1990, the first woman to hold this office. She was the longest-serving British PM of the 20th century, dubbed the “Iron Lady" by the Soviets for her hardheadedness.
Like Madonna, Oprah really only needs one name. The infamous talk show queen is the founder of Harpo Productions, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, but she wasn’t always successful. Coming from a poor background, Oprah built an empire as one of the most influential women in the world.
Kamala Harris made history in August 2020 as the first woman and first Black and South Asian woman to accept the vice-presidential nomination alongside former Vice President Joe Biden. In January 2021, upon being sworn in as Vice-President, she became the first woman ever to hold the position.
In October 2017, at just 37 years old, Jacinda Ardern became the youngest prime minister of New Zealand in more than 150 years. Ardern is credited for a swift and effective nationwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in just 25 deaths due to the virus.
At age 29, Blakely invested $5,000 – her entire life savings – into an idea she had. Why not come up with something that women can wear under white slacks? Blakely took her idea, now called Spanx, straight to the Oprah Winfrey show, which took her from manufacturing in her apartment to a net worth of more than $1 Billion.