Time Magazine recently came out with their list of the Most Influential Teens of 2014. There were the usual nominations for actresses, singers, famous people, etc., but included on the list were also some amazing less-famous girls doing extraordinary things.
In the interest of giving these other girls more exposure, I've included a synopsis of each girl's accomplishments and links to where you can learn more about them below. (And I have nothing against the actresses and singers! It's just that they get more than enough attention elsewhere.)
- Sports Illustrated Kids - Sports Kid of the Year
- Little League Baseball Pitcher
- Throws a 70mph fastball
- One of two girls who played in the 2014 Little League World Series and is the first girl to earn a win and to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history.
- Lead rider on the co-ed Afghan National Cycling Team
- Her dream is “to wave the flag of Afghanistan in the Olympics, to prove to the world that women in Afghanistan have progressed.”
- Professional golfer
- By the age of 15, she had already won 3 professional golf tournaments, as well as the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur
- Pakistani youth activist, global advocate for girls
- Youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
- Founder of the Malala Fund an organization that seeks to bring awareness to the social and economic impact of girls’ education and to empower girls to raise their voices, to unlock their potential, and to demand change.
- Amazing human being. (I'm a big fan)
- Founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie Magazine
- Founder of Yellowberry, a company that makes colorful, comfortable, age-appropriate training bras for young girls