3 Awesome and Inspirational Modern Girls

By Adeleke McMillan, Co-Founder


1. Simone Biles


Simone is the American artistic gymnast who killed it at the Olympic Games in Rio this year. She’s only 19 years old and she’s already won four gold medals and one bronze medal. She performed practically flawlessly throughout her Olympic season. When asked what advice she had for young women doing an interview, she responded: “"I would say to make sure you always have fun [with what you're doing], and to make sure that it's your decision. If it's not your decision, you're not having fun, and if you're not having fun, you might not enjoy it. If you're having fun, that's when the best memories are built.”

2. Reshma Saujani


Reshma is a lawyer and the founder of Girls Who Code (the program that helped me build this website)! Girls Who Code is a organization that offers free summer programs and after-school clubs that seek to teach computer science to girls. Their goal is to get more girls to pursue careers in technology. Reshma is super cool. She’s run for congress and given TED talks. Her goal is to get one million girls into computer science by 2020. I was lucky enough to hear her talk at an event New York city and she said that girls are taught to be perfect while boys are taught to be brave. Her advice on starting a big project/finishing a goal: “just do it.”

3. Amandla Stenberg


Amandla is awesome! She’s barely graduated from high school and is already an outspoken social activist that continues to challenge every social norm. She’s spoken out about feminism, cultural appropriation, and more. She’s known for creating a video called “ Don’t Cash Crop my Cornrows,” that talks about the appropriation of black culture. She ends the video by saying, “What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we loved black culture? Her advice to young girls struggling with their identity is: “You are real. Your identity is real. What you’re fighting for—your words, your power—that’s all real.”