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Unstoppable 100

Introducing UNSTOPPABLE100: Celebrating 100 UNSTOPPABLE Women and Girls who are leading and inspiring change around the world.

SELECTED BY ROLE MODEL MAGAZINE : FORWARD BY MONIQUE COLEMAN

October 11, 2021

Role Model Magazine is celebrating and shining a light on 100 Unstoppable Women and Girls who are leading and inspiring change around the world. Real-life stories of trailblazing, risk-taking, change making, trendsetting, visionaries, thinkers, builders, dreamers, global leaders, and female role models.

FORWARD by Monique Coleman 

10 Years ago a woman dared to follow her dream. She set out to create a positive space for girls to develop into powerful women and for trailblazing women to be recognized for their incredible contributions to this world. Role Model Magazine was born as her response to the lack of diverse representation and positive role models for girls.

 

In this inaugural Unstoppable 100 List and Coffee Table, Role Model Magazine is celebrating and shining a light on 100 Unstoppable Women and Girls who are leading and inspiring change around the world. Real-life stories of trailblazing, risk-taking, change making, trendsetting, visionaries, thinkers, builders, dreamers, global leaders, and female role models.

 

This list consists of women and girls from all around the world ,  who chased down their insecurities, looked fear in the face, and rose from the ashes of their doubts to continuously walk in their purpose. Women who were told no, girls who beat the odds, and countless stories of perseverance, resilience and hope.These women reflect the best in us, not the best of us. Their stories’ leave clues. Our hope is that the wisdom within these pages will water the seeds of greatness inside of you and that you will be inspired to step into your own power, make bold moves, and unleash the unstoppable girl that lives inside of you!

With Love , 

Monique Coleman 

 

These women reflect the best in us, not the best of us. Their stories’ leave clues. Our hope is that the wisdom within these pages will water the seeds of greatness inside of you and that you will be inspired to step into your own power, make bold moves, and unleash the unstoppable girl that lives inside of you!

Empowering girls everywhere  to stand boldly in their truth and  fearlessly pursue their dreams with Strength, Grit, Courage and Confidence is something that I am very passionate about. I remember  my  own personal journey , as a young 19 yr old, taking the huge step to move to the United States to further purse my dreams and further my education. As I embarked  on this new adventure, all I possessed was  a backpack filled with hopes and  dreams. Though, I was filled with a mix of  emotions; Excitement, fear, anxiety, doubt and confusion;  there was something magical about leaving my comfort zone to start a fresh new chapter in  my story

 

I have to admit that the  journey hasn’t always been easy, however I believe that it is because of having a strong  foundation  in  knowing “Who I AM AND WHAT I AM CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING”  instilled in me at a very young age by my parents, teachers, mentors ,  factored with surrounding myself with positive role models; reading stories of amazing women and girls modeling positives values; gave me the strength, grit and confidence  to make the conscious decision to stand boldly in my truth, fearlessly pursue my  dreams and never give up.  

 

The sad reality is that young women  and girls around the world still face many challenges related to lack of positive role models,  gender bias and often have to reconcile their own dreams with expectations of what the world says they “Should be” or “Can Be”. And that is why I strongly believe that now more than ever – it is important that we proudly articulate and share our authentic stories in order to help inspire the next generation of Fearless girl world changers .

 

 I am thrilled to invite you to join us  on this  journey  to  #MEETUNSTOPPABLEGIRL

The women and girls featured in the 1st annual  Role Model Magazine Unstoppable 100 list hail from various countries and are cross generational. Among them are  future Leaders , CEOs , Artists, Politicians,  and entertainers . Though  they  differ in age, nationality and job descriptions, social economic one thing that they all have in common is that the care very deeply about wellbeing and empowerment of every girls and  use their platforms to inspire; empower and address the unique challenges girls face around the world .

Enjoy the Journey 

 

—Sandra Brogdon 

MEET THE 2021 UNSTOPPABLE 100

Alex Freeman - Actress, entertainer, female singer, and entrepreneur.

Carolyn Viziri - Co-Student Body President, Co-Editor-in-Chief of school newspaper

Cassidy Murray ; Teen World Traveler, Activist, Filmmaker and Writer

Celai West - Model, Actress, Activist, Author Youngest Professional Runway Model CEO of @thechattychick

Chef Simone Bridges: Award-winning celebrity chef, author, and speaker, founder of Goddess Food Factory

Samantha "Sam" Gordon : American football and soccer player from the Salt Lake City area. After Youtube videos of her skills were uploaded by her father, they went viral and led to her making several media appearances

Gabby Anderson: Student, Athlete , IMG Academy, founder of custom shoe company, Graffiti By Gabby.

Gracie Chick : 16 years old • Freethinking •Sailor •Writer, spoken word poet and strong believer in the power of community and human connection •Advocate for young voices •TEDx Speaker 2020 • Co founder - One life - Share it

Haile Thomas : Wellness + Compassion Activist, Speaker, Content creator, author of "Living Lively", the youngest to graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (at age 16), and the founder/CEO of the non-profit HAPPY (Healthy, Active, Positive, Purposeful, Youth).

Jacqueline Means aka "The STEM Queen" : Founder of the Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative.

Kalia Love Jones - 15-year old director of "The Power of Hope" animated short film

Khloe Thompson - Creator and founder of Khloe Kares

Kynnedy Simone : Scholar | Violinist | Steminist Founder I heart cleveland

Anna and Jennifer ; Founder Safety With Style

Naomi Grace Jones- ACTRESS • SINGER • DANCER • ENTREPRENEUR , FOUNDER: The M.I.M.I. Group LLC

Natalie Asatryan - 16-year-old certified yoga teacher, Philanthropist, Artist, and Public speaker

Neijae Graham Henries: The World’s Youngest Female Barber Philadelphia,PA

Niamani Knight - 19 year Old teen founder of S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo and Co-founder of S.T.R.E.A.M. Global Innovations.

Olivia Clarke - Editor, Student, leader and activist in diversity; Author Black Girl, White School Editor, Student, leader and activist in diversity; Author Black Girl, White School

Sage Belemu - Young aspiring artist that wants to share her art with the world

Tatiyahna Davis - Rockstar Cheer Beatles 18-20, 2X World Champ - Cancer Survivor

Taylor Moxey - Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist and Dancer.At eight-years old, Taylor turned a forty-dollar loan into the growing enterprise: Taylor Moxey, LLC.

Achea Redd - Breaking Mental Health Stigmas, Author and Founder Real Girls F.A.R.T

Ajuma Nasanyana : Mother. Entrepreneur. Model. Founder/Ajuma Limited. Founder Ajuma Nasanyana Foundation; Nairobi, Kenya

Claire Coder - Founder & CEO, Aunt Flow. Forbes 30 Under 30. Thiel Fellow.

Davinia James : Proud founder of Pennies4Girls, a Girls’ Education Rights Activist & a Global Citizen living in Maryland, USA.

Dawn Heideman - Educator, Founder of Be the One; She is a Jefferson Award winner and a Liberator Award winner.

Fitriya Mohamed ; Graduate student, Basketball player and activist for Muslim women in sports; Founder and Executive Director of MWSBL

Khadija Gbla : Cultural Consultant, Keynote speaker an anti-FGM campaigner and award winning human rights activist from Sierra Leone.

Mercedes Malloy - Survivor, activist, and founder of Safe Squad, an app committed to providing peace of mind for young women and men across the globe.

Sanah Jivani ; Community Leader and Philanthropist, founder and CEO of the Love Your Natural Self Foundation,

Takiyah Wallace -Former Educator; Current Non Profit Leader, Forever Creative Founder Brown Girls do Ballet

Dr Talisa Dixon,Superintendent/ CEO Columbus City Schools

Taylor Rae Almonte - Brooklyn based Afro-Latina actor, athlete & activist. A- Founder Activ-ism

Abigail Martina - Gospel singer, songwriter and composer in the Netherlands

April Sunami : Professional visual artist primarily focusing on mixed-media painting and installation

Barbara Fant - Celebrated performer, Award winning poet, and Author of Paint, Inside Out.

Christine Wawira - Kenyan Actress/Model | Solar Energy Consultant Mother | Humanitarian | Birthworker Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis

Habida Moloney - Musician, performer, Actress and an empowerment advocate and speaker.

Rhobah Arman - Digital Artist; Graphic Communication Leader at IKEA

Alissa Henry - Mom, wife, and living the life in the Midwest. TV News Reporter turned Lottery Game Show Host

Amelia Jeffers , Realtor, Auctioneer, Appraiser, Writer; Editor in chief , sophisticated living, Columbus

Barabara Majeski - Nationally recognized TV personality and lifestyle expert with regular features on the TODAY Show, Inside Edition, Good Day New York

Carlotta Penn, PhD : Education and Diversity Leader. Children's Lit Publisher and Author.

Debbie Rigaud - New York Times Best Selling Author ; Author, Hope Series, Truly Madly Royally and Simone Breaks All the Rules

Dominique Jackson - Journalist - Paid off Debt To Travel ; Founder of Travel Blog; Girl Around the Globe

Kristin Smith - Television Host | Media Coach | Non-profit Director ; Currently a Sports Anchor/Reporter for CBS Los Angeles

Lynn Ngugi - Content Creator | Producer | Host; Lynn Ngugi Show; Inspire Global Tales of Wanjiku

Romina Garber: Novelist: New York Times and international bestselling author whose books include Lobizona & the ZODIAC series.Miami, Florida, USA

Candace M. Read - Lifestyle atelier built on the belief that living a well-fashioned life is not only how you dress for your day, but also how you sustain your soul. Columbus, Ohio

Connie Alouch - Award Winning Fashion Stylist and Fashion Entrepreneur, Founder of Connie Aluoch Styling Management. Nairobi Kenya

Melissa Hibbert - Strategic Beauty Consultant and the Founder of SHYFT Beauty

Stella McWhirter - Fashion Stylist and Blogger at Stellamcwhirter.com

Karen Sigal - Founder and Director of Operations for Sigal Models & Talent

Bianca Piloseno - Materials Engineer at Northrop Grumman - CrossFIT Coach at Revamped Fitness

Dr Tola T’Sarumi - Licensed Psychiatrist and Emotional Wellness Strategist

Irene Koki Mutungi ; Professional pilot in Kenya, First female on the African continent to become certified as a Captain of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft. She flies for Kenya Airways, the national airline of Kenya.

Kyra Kim - Founder / Scientist / Geo Science

Maruska Strah - Executive Director, World Space Week

Meera Ramamoorthy, MD: Camp Counselor and Physician.

Mukami Kinoti Kimotho ; Chief Girl Crusader, Founder & CEO @ Royelles Inc. I Story-teller I Creative I TEDx Speaker

Paris McGowan - Retail Sales Associate at Harley-Davidson Motor Company First African American Technician Harley -Davidson

Sabrina Thompson - Artist, NASA Engineer, Scientist, Creator of GIRL IN SPACE

Sasha Alston - AUTHOR. SPEAKER. ENTREPRENEUR. Author of the best-selling, groundbreaking children’s book, Sasha Savvy Loves to Code

Bibie Adesioye, Esq. Attorney, Immigration and Naturalization Law Former Senior Regulatory Counsel with the U.S. Department Of Health Human Services

Council Member Elizabeth Brown: President Pro Tempore, Columbus City Council; Columbus, Ohio

Hana Melania Halalele: Councillor for Waitaki District Council and General Manager for the Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group Inc

JUDGE JAIZA N. PAGE; Youngest sitting judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

Judge Jenifer Brunner : Serves as one of seven justices of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Judge Laureall Beatty ; Judge at Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals | Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Advocate

Justice Lashel Stroud : Judge at Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch

Lourdes Barroso De padilla - First gen - Lanix , Member Columbus City Council

Mary LightBody; American educator and politician who is the member of the Ohio House of Representatives from the 19th district in Franklin County.

Yevette McGee Brown ; Jones Day Partner-in-Charge of Diversity; practice includes Litigation, Investigations and Appeals; Corporate Director; former Common Pleas Judge and Justice, Supreme Court of Ohio

Alexis Kaple Kemp- Realtor/Team Lead, KAPLE + CO. of Coldwell Banker Realty Rehabber/Design Specialist, Brick & Keys, Inc.

Cece Meadows - Proudly Indigenous founder and CEO of Pradosbeauty

Charlotte Hess - Knitwear Designer ; Owner & Designer; Nantucket, MA / Paris, France

Chebet Mutai - Luxury Bag Designer , Founder of Wazi Wazi , Nairobi Kenya Kenyan

Dawn Dickson - Inventor, 6X founder , keynote speaker.

Dr. Sophio Auma Oomo - Practicing Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck surgeon, a philanthropist, founder of the Blooming Lily foundation and the owner and designer of odAOMO, a Kenya-based fashion label.

Eve N Maina- Fashion Influencer, Founder ShoeSpace Africa; A well-known brand in Kenya that provides high-quality footwear targeting the mid- to low-end market

Kayla Lockhart ; Wife and Mama to four beautiful children; Owner and Founder of Mountain Feather Designs Columbus Ohio

Kourtney Daniel - Robinson: Fashion designer, Marketing consultant, and Creative professional. CEO of an Active wear brand called Kourt Sports LLC

Lubna Najjar: Jordanian American creativeDesigner and founder of Lubna Designs Inc. and IL Moda PR & Brand Development, is a Jordanian American creative

Thuli Zulu - Executive Board Member | Founder & CEO | Entrepreneur | Communication Media Specialist , founder of CREA8 International; Johannesburg’ South Africa

Cynthia Willams : Global Director, Sustainability, Homologation & Compliance Ford

Dupe Olusola: Nigerian business executive. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria-based Hospitality company, Transcorp Hotels plc

Guadalupe Velazquez Managing Director at Welcoming City; Columbus, Ohio

Habibba Bankston - Sickle Cell Warrior; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR DRESS FOR SUCCESS COLUMBUS

Jacqueline Plunkett: Regional Vice President ; Santa Clarita, CA

Kelley Griesmer; President and CEO at The Women's Fund of Central Ohio

Llacey Simmons :Executive Director of Cool & Dope Corp;Gaithersburg, MD USA

Melissa Joy Humble ; Vice President - Global Inside Sales at Elastic

Sonya Lin Thesing, Executive Director of Huckleberry House

Toya Spencer - Diversity and Inclusion Worthington City School

Vicki Bowen Hewes - Chief Executive Officer; Social Ventures

UNSTOPPABLE WOMEN & GIRLS:
IN THEIR OWN WORDS

CHRISTINE LAGARDE

TITLE: PRESIDENT
ORGANIZATION
: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK

“I think that there is a lot of inner strength in all of you and in each and every one of us in order to just carry on and and wherever we are, push, push, push.”

MELLODY HOBSON

TITLE: CO-CEO
ORGANIZATION
: ARIEL INVESTMENTS

“We’ve got one shot at this life, and to not be productive with what we’ve been given, to me, is a travesty.”

STACEY CUNNINGHAM

TITLE: PRESIDENT
ORGANIZATION
: NYSE

“We’ve got one shot at this life, and to not be productive with what we’ve been given, to me, is a travesty.”“You don’t have to be the boss to be a leader. You can be in a leadership role in any seat that you’re sitting in.”

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