POSITIVE ROLE MODELS TO FOLLOW
Upworthy is a website dedicated to positive storytelling. Since 2006, they've been on a mission to help people and organizations be a force for good, together. They work with brands to create shareable stories that drive powerful results across business and society.
Kristen is an author, speaker, and advocate for those living in the face of adversity. Born with achondroplasia dwarfism, Kristen has always been open about her life's journey. Kristen shares the importance of mental health with anyone who needs reminding of their own indomitable will.
"Hi, I’m Cheryl and I’m Autistic. I create Autism Awareness content because I want people to know it’s okay to be Autistic. I create the content I needed to see when I was a teen going through a hard time. I hope I’m able to bring positivity and light to people's feeds."
Kath is the Director of Children’s nursing at Barts Health. She is committed to ensuring the voices of children, families/carers and maternity users are heard. Her career has included clinical, educational, managerial, service improvement, commissioning and professional leadership roles.
Raha is best known as the first Saudi woman and youngest Arab to summit Everest. On her quest to climb the seven summits She has also climbed Aconcagua, Mount Vinson, Kala Patthar, Mount Elbrus, Iztaccihuatl, Pico de Orizaba, and much more across the seven continents!
Vanessa is a teen motivational speaker, author of The 5 Secrets to Public Speaking Success and Vanessa’s Book of Quotes, Youtuber, presenter and a model. Her mission is to inspire people around the world to believe in themselves and have the courage to be whoever they want to be.
Izzy, or 'Isabella Signs' as she's known on social media, shares videos on how to do sign language. She is a huge advocate for disabilities and inclusion. Izzy is also the official ambassador for Merlin's magic wand, a charity delivering magical experiences to children who need them most.
Arabella is a beauty, fashion and lifestyle Influencer, who is recognised as one of the top teen global influencers. She is a columnist for Mental Magazine, and an Ambassador for the World Wide Fund for Nature UK.
Sue Hannam is the first female head teacher of Lichfield Cathedral School. In 2019 she 'travelled through time' as the Headteacher in the BBC History Series 'Back in Time For School' and can often be seen as an education commentator on television news channels.
Gigi Robinson is a Gen Z thought leader and advocate for chronic illness and mental health. She studies innovation design business and technology for her Masters of Science from USC, and is Founder of the 'It’s Gigi' projects, where she discusses issues most important to her.
MOTHER & BABY
Mother & Baby is a platform full of advice for new mums, from advice on baby names, getting pregnant and dealing with miscarriage, to sleep patterns, adjusting to family life and handling toddlers.
Toni is a Content Creator, Speaker, and Author. Her book, ‘I Wish I Knew This Earlier - Lessons on Love’ was a Sunday Times bestseller. She is known for her thought-provoking Tweets, which have been shared by the likes of Demi Lovato and Oprah Magazine.
Shadia Daho knows a thing or two about growing successful communities online. Mum and manager to Amazing Arabella and JD the Kid, Shadia grew their accounts alongside launching her incredible sister’s account, Laila Loves.
KIRSTEN AND AIYVEN MBAWA
Inaugural The Female Lead members Kirsten and Aiyven Mbawa, aged 14 and 13, are YouTubers, voracious readers and book reviewers who have each written & published a novel – Sagas of Anya by Kirsten and Land of the Nurogons by Aiyven.