In honor of Women’s History Month we will be remembering the influential women who did so much in our past, but we will also be spotlighting the women who are doing groundbreaking work in their respective fields, today.
Desiree Vargas Wrigley is the CEO and Co-founder of www.GiveForward.com. The site acts as the premier online platform for medical fundraising. Since August of 2008, the site has generated over $154 million dollars for individuals in need.
As the first female managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde has been strong leader–demanding policymakers take bolder actions in reforming fiscal policies, investing in infrastructure and creating jobs. She was recently named on Forbes Magazine’s list of The World’s Most Powerful People.
Last year, Michelle Howard became the first female four-star Admiral. She was also the first African-American woman to serve as a three-star officer in the U.S. military and command a U.S. Navy ship.
After writing and directing “A Way of Life,” British screenwriter and film director Amma Asante has been making a name for herself in not only the U.K., but in the U.S. Her first major film, “Belle,” opened last year and had amazing success in the box office, becoming the seventh highest grossing independent filmof 2014.