Today is International Women’s Day; a day for celebrating all the strong, badass, fierce AF women out there. We’ve rounded up a few of our fave girl bosses to celebrate the gender that runs the world; girls.
Where would a list about celebrity female empowerment be without Beyonce? Not only is this lady the ultimate girl boss who slays in every single possible way; she does it with class, sass whilst staying a little bit badass. She’s shown us that we can be independent, strong women with songs like Irreplaceable, Independent Women, Run The World, Survivor, Flawless and Feeling Myself; all whilst running what can only be described as an empire (or the bey-hive if ya catch our drift). Nowadays she’s still empowering girls all over the world; especially now she’s performing with two mini Bey’s in her tummy. GIRL POWER.
THE SPICE GIRLS
The original girl power girl bosses are obvs The Spice Girls. Lighting up the 90’s and everyone’s childhood with songs like Wannabe, they encouraged little girls all over the world to embrace whoever it was they wanted to be. They were loud, proud and not afraid to let people know who was boss. And we still love them for it.
Victoria’s Secret runway veteran Karlie has been modelling since the age of 14 and walking for VS since 2011. Alongside starring in countless campaigns for big name brands, tv shows and magazines; she runs her own business called ‘Karlie’s Kookies’ which gives back to starving children all over the world. She’s also an avid programmer and runs a free summer camp called ‘Kode With Klossy’ that teaches girls how to code. Oh and whilst doing all of this, she’s been attending NYU to get a degree. Did we mention she’s only 24?
We all know Emma from the Harry Potter franchise but she’s recently taken on the role of everyone’s fave Disney princess in the upcoming Beauty and The Beast live action remake. Not only has she appeared in countless films, she’s also busy starring in campaigns for Burberry and Lancome which she did whilst studying at Brown University in the US. Alongside all this, she’s a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and helped launched a campaign called HeForShe which advocates for gender equality. What a babe.
Whilst they aren’t your typical feminist icons, there’s no denying that the Kardashian clan are busy girl bossin’ their way through life. Whether they’re modelling, acting, designing, running their own business, working out or busy being a mum; these girls are always on the go. Kylie is the youngest of the crew at just 19, and whilst most teenagers her age are out getting drunk, she’s busy running her own makeup empire. If that isn’t girl bossin’ we don’t know what is.
Obviously everyone’s fave First Lady was going to make the list of girl bosses. Having helped her hubby run American for the past 8 years whilst raising two kids, Michelle has most definitely cemented her place in girl boss history for the rest of time. She’s also a role model and advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity and healthy eating alongside a being a strong supporter for women's issues and LGBT rights. Plus, have you seen those arms? This gurl is strong!
Eccentric fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has long been a girl boss in our eyes. Not only has she created some incredible designs (Carrie from SATC’s wedding dress has to be on of our faves), she’s been a long standing political activist campaigning for civil rights, nuclear disarmament, climate change and more. Her designs have often featured aspects of her political involvement; one of the most famous being the ‘I am not a terrorist’ t-shirts in 2005. Since then she’s been made a Dame by the Queen which is pretty damn impressive if you ask us.
Pop Princess Rih-Rih is another obvious girl boss choice. Not only does she have a string of amazing songs, she’s also busy running her own clothing line - Fenty by Puma. Soon to be launching a makeup line too, this girl does not stop. Having also fronted countless modelling and magazine campaigns, she’s recently ventured into film too and will be appearing in the upcoming Ocean’s Eight film. She’s also set up numerous charities and foundations to help those in need and was recently named Harvard's University’s Humanitarian Of The Year for 2017. WERKIN IT.
Lady Gaga is another one of our fave singers girl bossin’ her way through life. With numerous killer albums under her belt, Gaga is also a strong activist for numerous causes. One of her most notable charitable endeavours has to be her ‘Born This Way’ foundation which focuses on youth empowerment and issues like self confidence and bullying. It’s also named after her song, also called Born This Way, which has become an anthem within the LGBT community; which she’s also an outspoken activist for. Serious girl boss.
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