“A woman needs independence, not equality.” Said Gabrielle Chasnel, famous fashion designer and feminist of the twentieth century who launched the famous brand “CHANNEL”. Throughout the history of humanity, many women have demonstrated their independence by distinguishing themselves in their field. We are going to come back on the life and accomplishments of three between them.
Ellen Johnson Sir leaf
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 and ex former president of the Republic of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman elected to the top of an African state. During her terms in office, in addition to keeping the peace for over a decade, she led a fierce fight against corruption. Despite the fact she was victim of domestic violence, she stood up for her rights by divorcing her mean husband.
Maria Mutola is the world record holder for the indoor 1000 m distance and the African record holder for the 1000 m distance. She was exposed to gender discrimination at a very young age when she used to play football with the boys. Basically Maria Mutola has participated 6 times to the Olympic Games, she is the only Mozambican women holder of a world title. Currently, CEO of Lurdes Mutola foundation she helps young Mozambicans both girls and boys to realize their dreams.
Beyoncé Carter Knowles
The famous pop singer, affectionately known as Queen B, has undoubtedly made a name for herself in the world of music. Thanks to her incredible voice and her dexterity to move on her songs in her music videos as well as during her concerts, which are always sold out. Married and mother of three beautiful children, she remains a fervent activist in the fight against police violence and for the respect of women's rights. These three women are undoubtedly a great model for girls nowadays.