315. Slma Shelbayah (Assignment Editor/Producer and Writer, CNN)


Slma Shelbayah is a Broadcast Journalist and Communications Consultant. She is a Producer/Assignment Editor for CNN and also a Writer for CNN.com. Her career includes breaking news coverage with CNN International, spanning the regions of the Middle East, Asia and Africa and varying across national and international topics including stories covering Arab and Muslim Diasporas. [Taken from slmashelbayah.com]



312. Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran (Lawyer, Saudi Arabia)


In 2013 Bayan Mahmoud Al-Zahran became the first woman licensed to practice law in Saudi Arabia, and in 2014 she opened the kingdom’s first-ever all-woman law firm.




311. Fatima Hasan (Director, Places and Spaces for Growth Learning Center)


Fatima Hasan is the Owner and Director of Places and Spaces for Growth Learning Center, an early childcare center that prepares children for Kindergarten, providing high quality care at affordable prices. The business has grown by word-or-mouth and has achieved three Keystone stars. Fatima also provides paid sick leave for all of her employees and testified from her role as a small business owner during the passage of paid sick leave policy in Philadelphia. She has been in Early Childhood Education for 17 years advocating for children, families and the providers in this field. Fatima believes that all children, regardless of their race or social economic status, deserve a high quality education.


310. Munira Khalif (Founder, Lighting The Way)



Munira Khalif is an 18-year-old high school senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota who recently was accepted into all 8 Ivy League Universities in the US.



309. Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammed Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha (#OurThreeWinners)


Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and her younger sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha were killed in the couple’s apartment in Chapel Hill in what family members have called an “execution-style” hate-crime. Barakat, 23, and Yusor, 21, were newlyweds. Razan was 19 years old.

They are #OurThreeWinners.


308. Lassana Bathily (Employee, Hyper Cacher Kosher Supermarket)


Lassana Bathily, an employee at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Vincennes, helped guide a group of hostages into a downstairs walk-in freezer while gunman Amedy Coulibaly was allegedly preparing to kill them, according to French television station, BFMTV.



307. Ahmed Merabet (Police Officer, France)

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Ahmed Merbet, a police officer in Paris, was killed in action confronting extremists who had attacked the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris.



306. Afsha Ahmed (Teacher, Army Public School, Peshawar)


Afsha Ahmed, a teacher at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan heroically stood between her students and Taliban militants who stormed her classroom on Tuesday December 16, 2014 and gave her life to save the lives of her students.

Story: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/peshawar-school-attack-teacher-gave-her-life-to-save-pupils-9930759.html