Girl on a Mission

Women You Should Know Launches Crowdfunding Platform With An Exciting Harriet Tubman Campaign

Women You Should Know Launches Crowdfunding Platform With An Exciting Harriet Tubman Campaign

Many people are familiar with crowdfunding. Whether it’s Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe or the myriad other sites that give creators and individuals the power to raise money for themselves, bypassing traditional […]

March 15, 2017 ×
She Started A Charity To Revolutionize The Way Women In Myanmar Talk About Sex, Bodies & Reproductive Health

She Started A Charity To Revolutionize The Way Women In Myanmar Talk About Sex, Bodies & Reproductive Health

We are seeing a sexual revolution happening around the world. For some, the phrase “sexual revolution” can foster discomfort at the thought of (especially) women owning their sexual desires and […]

March 13, 2017 ×
MOMA To Hold 4th Annual Feminist Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Giving Visibility To Female Artists

MOMA To Hold 4th Annual Feminist Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Giving Visibility To Female Artists

Since March is Women’s History Month, and we also get to celebrate International Women’s Day with our global sisters on March 8, it only makes sense that the Museum of […]

March 9, 2017 ×
Instead Of Retiring At 70, Gina Glantz Launched A Website Dedicated To Fighting For Gender Equality

Instead Of Retiring At 70, Gina Glantz Launched A Website Dedicated To Fighting For Gender Equality

When most career people turn 70, they start to look forward to retirement. Not so for Gina Glantz, the woman who decided to use that milestone as an excuse to […]

February 27, 2017 ×
Escaping Child Marriage, Usha Choudhary Now Educates Other Families From Giving Away Underage Girls

Escaping Child Marriage, Usha Choudhary Now Educates Other Families From Giving Away Underage Girls

According to UNICEF, 60% of women aged 20-24 today were married before the age of 18. Despite the Child Marriages Act being implemented in 2006 which outlaws child marriage, it […]

February 24, 2017 ×
First Saudi Woman To Summit Everest Shuns Traditional Expectations To Conquer World’s 7 Highest Peaks

First Saudi Woman To Summit Everest Shuns Traditional Expectations To Conquer World’s 7 Highest Peaks

She is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to summit Mt. Everest, and after already conquering 6 of the world’s highest peaks, she now has her sights on completing the […]

February 21, 2017 ×
Malawi’s First Female President, Joyce Banda, Pens Op-Ed On Empowering Girls In Africa

Malawi’s First Female President, Joyce Banda, Pens Op-Ed On Empowering Girls In Africa

She rose to power as Malawi’s first female president in April 2012 and continued on until she was defeated at the next election in May 2014. In 2012, she was […]

February 9, 2017 ×
Indian Feminist Orgs. Hold Regular Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons To Increase The Visibility Of Women

Indian Feminist Orgs. Hold Regular Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons To Increase The Visibility Of Women

With the knowledge of women’s historical achievements and iconic lives not always being included in historical and academic texts at the same rate as historical and influential men, there has […]

February 7, 2017 ×
India’s First Female Commando Dr. Seema Rao Has Been Training Indian Forces For 2 Decades

India’s First Female Commando Dr. Seema Rao Has Been Training Indian Forces For 2 Decades

If the phrase “fight like a girl” had a visual definition, it would be Dr. Seema Rao. She is known as India’s lone female commando trainer and has dedicated her […]

January 25, 2017 ×
Former Sex Trafficking Victim Helps Other Female Survivors Reclaim Their Tattoo-Branded Bodies

Former Sex Trafficking Victim Helps Other Female Survivors Reclaim Their Tattoo-Branded Bodies

Her story reads like something out of an award-winning Hollywood movie, or perhaps a narrative that we would sooner associate with someone from across the world in an under-developed area. […]

January 12, 2017 ×
Two Women Are Lab-Hopping Across India To Share Inspiring Stories Of Women In Science

Two Women Are Lab-Hopping Across India To Share Inspiring Stories Of Women In Science

When you read about Indian women in the media, there are usually a few main narratives that grab headlines. Whether it is about violence, rape or Bollywood actresses, we have […]

December 20, 2016 ×
‘Everyday Sexism’ Founder Laura Bates Talks Paid Family Leave, Women In Leadership & Sexual Assault

‘Everyday Sexism’ Founder Laura Bates Talks Paid Family Leave, Women In Leadership & Sexual Assault

If you aren’t familiar with Laura Bates, it’s about time. She is a British activist who started the Everyday Sexism project in 2012, an online platform where women share their […]

December 20, 2016 ×