From Malala to Jennifer Lawrence… ‘Young leaders’ in various fields like economy ·society·culture
6 out of 8 ‘Young Leaders to Watch in 2014’ that the US online economy news website ‘Business Insider’ has chosen were women. Business Insider evaluated that “these leaders have shown innovative momentum in their industries like economy, society, and culture and are voices of their generation.”
The first heroine is 16 year-old young education activist Malala Yousafzai. The reason for selection is that Malala, who spent a busy year receiving the UN 2013 Human Rights Prize, being the youngest to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, publishing her autobiography and giving a speech in the UN, is anticipated to become 'an influential communicator and education activist' in the future.
Rachel Haot (30), who was brought into sudden prominence in the IT industry, came into the spotlight for being appointed as the 2011 first runner of ‘Chief Digital Officer’ to handle New York City’s digital strategies. In 2006, she drew attention through civic journalism platform ‘GroundReport’. In December, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration announced that Haot would be joining the team as deputy secretary for technology. The co-founders of glamorous e-commerce venture ‘Rent the Runway’, Jennifer Fleiss(29) and Jennifer Hyman(33), are rising businesswomen. It is a company that rents high-end designer apparel that people could only see in runways; it gained huge success and led them to being selected for ‘Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30’.
Meanwhile, 23 year-old actress Jennifer Lawrence is the young front-runner of the movies. She opened a new chapter in the film world when she played the heroine of the ‘Hunger Games’ series. In addition, she surprised the world by receiving the best actress award at the youngest age in the 2014 Academy Awards for the movie “Silver Linings Playbook”. Lena Dunham(27) who won the 2013 Golden Globe best actress Award for the HBO series ‘Girls’ put her name in the young leaders list. The successful ‘Girls’, in which she undertook screenplay, direction and leading role, is set to return this year with a new season.