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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ahmed Merbet, a police officer in Paris, was killed in action confronting extremists who had attacked the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris.
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.
Principal Tahira Qazi of the Army Public School and Colleges System, was initially rescued by the army during the violent siege on the school by Taliban which claimed the lives of 145 students on Tuesday December 16, 2014, but later went back into the school to help the children escape and was killed.
Tugce Albayrak, a teaching student at Justus Liebig university in Giessen. On November 15, 2014 she rushed to the aid of two teenage girls being harassed at a McDonald’s bathroom. She heard the screams of two teenagers trapped in the corner of the toilet of the restaurant by a man who had been threatening them and confronted the man. Later, the man attacked Tugce in the parking lot of the McDonald’s striking her unconscious.
She was later put on life-support, but at the request of her family she was removed from life-support due to doctors saying she did not have after doctors had told them she was brain dead and would never recover.
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