There are always days when each and every one of us could do with some inspiration, to encourage us to be the best that we possibly can. Throughout time, there have been certain women who have hugely influenced society in a positive way, due to the work that they have done or the ways in which they dedicate their lives to helping others. OROGOLD brings you some of the most inspirational women that are continuing to make the world a better place.
The first self-made billionaire in the world, Oprah Winfrey came from a difficult background, where her family had no flushing toilets and could rarely afford to buy her shoes. Now, she is one of the most influential women in America, if not the world, and spends her hard-earned fortune on trying to improve the lives of others. From creating millions of new readers with her book club, to founding a school in South Africa, to setting up Oprah’s Angel Network, which hands out educational grants, Oprah is dedicated to helping others. If that wasn’t enough, she personally donated $10 million to help to rebuild homes for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
While you have all likely heard of Harry Potter, and know that JK Rowling is the best-selling author behind the series, you may not know about the struggles that she went through early on in her life. A single mother who needed her welfare money each week in order to survive, JK Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book in a small coffee shop in her spare time. Since then, in addition to encouraging millions of people, both children and adults, around the world to fall in love with reading, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books have sold over 400 million copies, inspired movies that have grossed over $5 billion, and have even resulted in theme parks being created to honor this much-loved character.
When it comes to females in the world of sport, Venus Williams has inspired many, including her own sister, who used to aspire to be just like Venus. With 43 WTA titles, 7 grand slams and 5 Wimbledon titles, Venus Williams has taken the tennis world by storm. If that wasn’t enough, Williams also has her own interior design company, as well as her own fashion line.
A highly respected American politician, Hillary Clinton was the US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, but began fighting for gender equality long before that as a university student, firmly believing that the rights of women and girls was still unfinished business that needed to be brought to attention. Passionately dedicated to women’s rights issues all over the globe, Hillary Clinton has a truly inspirational way of carrying herself in the messy world of politics. In addition to this, the way in which she remained dignified during the troubled times of her husband’s affairs has inspired many women all over the world who have unfortunately found themselves in a similar position.
From JK Rowling’s creation of one of the most-loved fiction characters that the world has ever seen, to Hillary Clinton’s constant fight for women’s rights, the world is full of amazing women that we can all take inspiration from. Whether you are able to help others, or simply work hard to be the best person that you can be, OROGOLD hopes that you are as inspired as we have been by these truly incredible women.