51. Malala Yousafzai
“I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is the story of many girls.”
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate the world has ever seen. This incredible woman overcame an assassination attempt by the Taliban in occupied Pakistan at the age of fifteen, to campaign for women’s rights and children’s rights to an education.
To advocate in an area where the Taliban pose a serious threat makes her a contemporary heroine. Yousafzai has fought life and limb for what she believes in.