International Women’s Day – we celebrate our favorite female role models!
Today (March 8th) is International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. And we want to introduce you to our favorite animal-loving women today!
Coretta Scott King
One of the most influential women leaders in the world, her life was committed to social justice and peace. She was the wife of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a leading participant in the American Civil Rights Movement. Coretta Scott King traveled the world speaking out on racial and economic justice, women’s and children’s rights, gay and lesbian rights, religious freedom, equal access to health care & education, nuclear disarmament, environmental justice, and animal rights.
Lyn White is the campaign director for Animals Australia – and respected as one of Australia’s foremost animal advocates and animal cruelty investigators. While she is best known for her work exposing the cruelty of live export, Lyn’s passion and focus remains the plight of the 500 million animals raised for food in factory farms in Australia ever year.
Adele McConnell (Vegiehead)
I first met Adele around 6 years ago, and knew she was destined for great things – it’s not every day a woman with this much drive, humor and passion comes along! Not only does Adele create some of the most mouth-watering, healthy, vegan recipes we’ve laid taste buds on, she is also an amazing female role model – entrepreneur, mentor, spiritual and health guide, and animal lover! Check out her recipes, guides and ebooks at www.vegiehead.com
Pam Ahern is the founder and director of Edgar’s Mission, a not-for-profit sanctuary that provides a safe haven over 250 rescued animals. She gave up her day job and a successful equestrian career to dedicate her life to the protection of farmed animals. Pam was a Victorian finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards, Local Hero section, for her work as an animal rights activist.
Jane Goodall is considered a leading expert on chimpanzees and has spent over 40years studying their social and family interactions. In 1960 as a young animal lover, she set up camp in Gombe Stream Game Reserve Tanzania, to observe and study them, with no scientific training. Now at 80, Jane travels the globe to speak on conservation, environmental issues and peace.
Ruby Roth is the world’s leading author and illustrator of vegan and vegetarian books for children. Ruby was teaching art at an primary school when her students’ fascination with veganism inspired her to write ‘That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals’ in 2009—the first book of its kind in children’s literature.’Vegan Is Love’ and ‘V Is for Vegan’ followed shortly afterwards!
So – now you know our favorite inspiring females, we want to know who you’d add to the list too!