#Empowered ~ Emma Watson
Our #EMPOWERED woman of the week goes to Emma Watson. Not only is she an icon of the wizarding world, but also of female empowerment. Her portrayal of Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” saga taught us about female empowerment from the very start, playing an unapologetic young woman, not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
She continues to be a role model for young girls, even past her days of casting spells…
In July 2014, she was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill ambassador; dedicating her speeches to gender equality and women empowerment.
She launched her ‘HeForShe’ campaign later that year. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change by encouraging them to take action against negative inequalities faced by women and girls!
She promotes education for girls in Bangladesh and Zambia using her vast social media following too!
"Women and girls have always faced hurdles. But that's never stopped us."