Women continue to make history and break gender roles. In honor of International Women’s Day, here are 11 young gals who have already made outstanding differences in the world. We cannot wait to see what they do next.
- Victoria Justice (Actor). Victoria has been working with the United Nations Foundation’s “Girl Up” campaign to help empower young girls living in developing countries.
- Sandhya Jetty (DoSomething.org Grant Winner). In the words of Lady Gaga, just dance! Her Mira Loma Dance Marathon raised $5,000 for a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and for research of Juvenile Diabetes.
- Demi Lovato (Actor/Recording Artist). Dosomething.org and Lovatics love how Demi used her personal struggles to help those in need. Demi is the face of “Love is Louder Than The Pressure To Be Perfect” campaign with Seventeen Magazine and The JED Foundation.
- Jennifer Allison Tran (DoSomething.org Scholarship Winner). Jennifer held a benefit concert through her non-for-profit organization, Red Balloon. The funds raised were put towards music therapy programs at UC Davis Children’s hospital.
- Shailene Woodley (Actor). The actress recently co-founded All It Takes, an organization that focuses on environmental integrity and health awareness.
- Lauren Horning (DoSomething.org Scholarship Winner). Lauren created the “Seeing Eye Puppy Raiser’s” club to help the visually impaired receive even more independence. With 42 volunteers, five puppies have been trained to become guide dogs.
- Ariel Winter (Actor). Playing Alex on TV's Modern Family didn't stop Ariel from participating in Habitat for Humanity. She's helped build homes for low-income working families.
- Tasmiah Khan (DoSomething.org Grant Winner). Tasmiah spreads awareness of the water-related illnesses troubling citizens in Bangladesh.
- Willow Smith (Recording Artist). Will and Jada's 11-year-daughter helped host the “Holiday in the Hanger” event that grants once in a life time moments for ill children. She also threw a fundraiser for Bears Care Foundation to help rebuild Chicago’s athletic fields.
- Pilar Zaragoza (DoSomething.org Scholarship Winner).
Pilar's project inspired over 3,100 children to channel their inner Van Gogh and use art as a therapeutic outlet against the struggles of poverty.
- Keke Palmer (Actor/Recording Artist). Keke is using her celebrity status as a platform to raise awareness for a new bullying campaign created by YWCA USA and Saving Our Daughters.
What Can You Do?
We believe in you ladies (and gents). Show off your impact with DoSomething.org: