The themes for this year’s International Women’s Day are “Inspiring Change” and “Equality for women is progress for all”. Inspired by this, we have selected a few women that through their professional, political or humanitarian work have continued to move us at 77 Diamonds. Suiting the nature of their work and personality, we have paired each woman with some of our jewellery.
As wife to a former US President, her name is instantly recognisable. However, what Mrs Clinton has achieved independently is an inspiration to women all over the world who want to get into politics. From being the first female Senator for New York, she ran her own Presidential campaign before serving as Secretary of State for Barack Obama. Her high profile political positions have led the way for the younger female generation to enter politics.
Hillary Clinton wears our Calla earrings:
Our youngest chosen woman, Malala is originally from Pakistan where she was vocal about life under Taliban rule which prevented girls from attending school. A strong believe in education for all, she defied this rule and was consequently shot by a Taliban gunman while on her way to school. Now living in the UK, Malala is an activist for education and for women and was nominated for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize because of her work.
Malala wears our Safety Pin
The Chief Operating Officer of Facebook since 2008 she is one of the most influential women in business and a prominent feature in Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”. In 2013, Sandberg release her first book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” about business leadership and development, issues with the lack of women in government and business leadership positions and feminism.
Sheryl wears our Lumina Studs
The British designer with a famous father has more than proved her worth in the fashion industry. Following a stint at Parisian fashion house Chloé in 1997, McCartney told the world who she was and made her famous in her own right. A vegetarian like her mother, she doesn’t use leather or fur in her designs and supports animal charity PETA.
Stella wears our Circle Pavé pendant
Born in Mexico of Kenyan parents, the roles within her acting career show strongly her humanitarian beliefs. From starring in a UNICEF drama in Kenya about HIV/AIDS prevention to the documentary she wrote and directed about the treatment of Kenya’s albino population, Lupita’s acting prowess is both powerful and moving and explains why she was the worthy winner for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at this years Oscars.
Lupita wears our Sonnet earrings