Who run the world? GIRLS! Now that you’ve got that Beyoncé anthem stuck in your head, it’s time to really get to know the women that are making power moves on screen and changing the world off screen. Basically I’m just here to celebrate these fierce females that deserve all the praise for being the resilient and strong trailblazers this Women’s History Month!

  1. Gal Gadot
    • ON SCREEN – She’s fighting crime and taking names! You can find Gal as our favorite superheroine, Wonder Woman, in her own self titled movies as well as Justice League!
    • OFF SCREEN – Gal is an advocate for education! She is involved with Pencils of Promise which works all over the globe to build schools so that everyone can have access to education. Gal uses her voice to help raise money to get schools in underprivileged areas to help get kids on the road to learning.
  2. Jennifer Hudson
    • ON SCREEN – Watch her as she plays powerful women such as Aretha Franklin in the upcoming movie Respect, Effie White in Dreamgirls and Irene in Chi-Raq!
    • OFF SCREEN – Jennifer’s life has had its highs and lows, but she is using those experiences to be a role model for others! She co-founded The Julian D. King Foundation where their mission is to support children and help them grow into confident adults. Like how amazing is that?!
  3. Zendaya
    • ON SCREEN – Zendaya is as sassy and fearless as they come! Her role in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home as MJ is probably my all time favorite (and add Spider-Man: No Way Home on that list soon). But it’s right up there with her as Anne Wheeler in The Greatest Showman!
    • OFF SCREEN – Zendaya is always finding ways to give back to the community. She’s worked with countless organizations such as PETA, Feed ONE and UNICEF. With that, she also dedicates her time to Convoy of Hope where their passion is to feed the world through children, community outreach and disaster response!
  4. Beyoncé 
    • ON SCREEN – Queen B isn’t on screen much, but when she is, there’s nothing stopping her shine! You can watch her front and center in The Pink Panther, Obsessed, and singing her heart out in Dreamgirls.
    • OFF SCREEN – When you think of Beyoncé, giving back is one of the first things that should come to mind. Her charity #BeyGOOD has done amazing things such as providing help to Flint, Michigan in their time of need. She also donates her money to help organizations like Kids Wish Network, Feeding America, and the Lunchbox Fund.
  5. Laverne Cox
    • ON SCREEN – You may not see Laverne on screen much, but when you see what she’s bringing to the table, you’ll want more! Watch her in our new favorite movie, Promising Young Women, and Can You Keep a Secret?.
    • OFF SCREEN – Laverne finds ways to make sure that everyone that needs help, gets help. She participated in Broadway Bares, an annual burlesque show that raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She has also been a part of the Go Red for Women show that raised money for the American Heart Association
  6. Lady Gaga
    • ON SCREEN – I don’t think that anyone can stop talking about her performance in A Star Is Born where she gives it her all alongside Bradley Cooper! 
    • OFF SCREEN – Lady Gaga supports the wellbeing of young people with her charity, Born This Way Foundation, by providing them mental health resources (which is extremely needed) and helping them create a kinder and braver world!
  7. Angelina Jolie
    • ON SCREEN – Angelina is powerful as ever! From her roles in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Salt, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, she will forever be a force to be reckoned with. 
    • OFF SCREEN – Her charitable work across the globe has touched so many lives and it’s truly amazing! She served as an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, donated to No Kid Hungry, and even started her own charity, Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, to alleviate extreme rural poverty in Cambodia.
  8. Gabrielle Union
    • ON SCREEN – Gabrielle is setting the bar high! She stars in the iconic Bring It On and She’s All That! But most recently, you can find her in Breaking In which may be one of my favorite thrillers!
    • OFF SCREEN – With her husband Dwyane Wade by her side, this duo is always giving their time back to their community in Miami. She’s worked with the Miami Rescue Mission and teamed up with Amazon Smile Charity Lists to donate to more than 1,000 charities across the world!
  9. Sandra Bullock
    • ON SCREEN – Boss vibes all around for every role Sandra has taken! She’s a strong mom in The Blind Side, an even stronger leader in Ocean’s 8 and fierce as ever in Miss Congeniality!
    • OFF SCREEN – Sandra is an active participant in helping those in need after a disaster. She’s often found helping relief efforts across the world alongside the American Red Cross!
  10. Reese Witherspoon
    • ON SCREEN – Anything that Reese does leaves us all speechless! Where do I even begin?! Legally Blonde, Hot Pursuit, Wild, and This Means War are all instant classics that will inspire just about anyone!
    • OFF SCREEN – From inspiring us all on screen, Reese does the same off screen. She has taken the girl world under her wing with Girls Inc., where they focus on financial literacy for young women!
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