Top 3 Tuesday: International Women’s Day

As the mother of 3 daughters, the education and empowerment of young women is a cause that is close to my heart. In honor of International Women’s Day, Top 3 Tuesday features 3 women changing the lives of women globally. When you empower and educate women, you change the world!

1. Malala Yousafzai

An activist for the education of women, and the youngest person to ever become Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai has campaigned for widespread access to education for girls around the world. Her influence has been unparalleled as she fights for girls everywhere to be able to go to school.

malala yousafzai

2. Melinda Gates

Along with her husband, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates is the founder of the Gates Foundation which focuses on education and health. Their activism has made a difference in the lives of women and girls throughout the world.

melinda gates

3. Olga Murray

Olga Murray has been providing opportunities for women and girls through her Indentured Daughters Program. This program helps girls who would normally be sold into bonded servitude remain with their families and continue their education. The Indentured Daughters program is part of the larger organization founded by Olga Murray called the Nepal Youth Foundation.

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Photos:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Malala_Yousafzai_at_Girl_Summit_2014-cropped.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Melinda_Gates_-_World_Economic_Forum_Annual_Meeting_2011.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Olga_Murray_with_NYOF_children.jpg

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