by Lily Morris
A girl boss is fierce. She says what she thinks. She stands up for what she believes in and she takes no sh*t! She champions other girls and she fights for what is right. She’s your mum, your sister, your best friend, your neighbour, your lecturer, your work manager – a girl boss inspires you, after all, us girls gotta stick together!
And what better way to find inspiration than through the ultimate girl boss celebs who are killing it right now?!
For the ultimate celeb role model, look no further than Emma Watson. Not only did she kick ass as Hermione Granger, she’s classy, stylish and most importantly leverages her platform to talk about real issues. Emma has become a total feminist icon, inspiring younger generations and using her voice to fight for women’s rights. There ain’t no bigger girl boss than that.
Because a list of girl bosses wouldn’t be complete without Queen Bey. Channelling girl power and independence since day one, she’s one fierce woman who we can all learn from. As well as her phenomenal voice, Beyoncé has become the ultimate global brand – it’s not just about the music, she’s also a fantastic business minded woman #goals.
Mental illness isn’t spoken about enough, but Demi has always been open about her personal experiences and has used her huge fan base to spread the word. She champions mental health awareness and encourages people to share their stories in order to help others. What a woman.
Emma famously shot down Andrew Garfield (sob, can they PLEASE get back together?) when he made a remark about being ‘feminine.’ Boss. Her response to a reporter shouting that she was beautiful, was “Oh, thank you. That’s all that matters.” Boss. Aaaand, when called ‘ma’am’ by a movie security guard, she asked if he could instead call her ‘dragon’ – “because it’s a hell of a name”. BOSS.
Michelle Obama is a certified girl boss. Whether she’s advocating education, racial injustice or equal rights, she always uses her power and charisma to help others. She’s politically active, her speeches are fantastic and she’s campaigned for major social issues. She’s also one smart cookie, with a degree from Harvard Law. Now that is some serious inspiration.
In a world where trolls prowl the internet 24/7 in search of someone to tear down, Chrissy Teigen succeeds in publically outwitting (almost!) each and every one on Twitter. Her comebacks are side-splittingly funny – she shows no mercy and knows how to put those trolls in their place. She stands up for what she believes in and isn’t afraid to use her social media platforms to talk about important issues. Chrissy, keep doing you girl!
Zooey once said “I’m just being myself…We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f-king feminist and wear a f-king Peter Pan collar. So f-king what?!”. So, in a way, Zooey is actually a little like Jess in New Girl – which is totally awesome. GIRL POWER RULES.
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