40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

34. Amal Clooney

“As women, we may not be a minority, but there is a bond that we all share. It is not a bond of geography. Or religion. Or culture. It is a bond of shared experience – experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face.”

A leader in international law and human rights, British-Lebanese barrister Amal Clooney is one of the most high-profile names in law. She is currently representing Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder engaged in a legal battle against extradition.

She has also represented Prime Ministers and famous journalists and happens to be married to Hollywood megastar George Clooney.