At 17, most of us were wrestling with which university to go to. But Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway making her the youngest person to ever win it. A truly outstanding individual who has universally united people across the globe after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out about girls needing education, she champions anyone whose human rights are oppressed. In 2013, she was part of a global movement to get all children in education and sparked the viral hashtag #IAmMalala. In 2014, she is fast approaching icon status. Read more here.
In 2014, Watson became the UN ambassador for women. Her #HeForShe speech about how men need to join in the fight for gender equality sounded a new rallying cry for 2015. It said what we were all thinking - that for gender equality we have to include men, and have to stop infighting. Read more here.