Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, Jordan
Queen of Jordan, Founder of Madrasati, Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair for 1GOAL
Issue: Girls’ education and empowerment
How she delivers for women: Jordan’s influential, tech-savvy Queen has leveraged her role in the international spotlight to make a passionate, no-nonsense case for girls’ education worldwide. Her organization, Madrasati, has helped reinvigorate Jordan’s schools, and she co-chairs 1Goal, which campaigns for educational opportunities for children worldwide. Above all, she has been a fierce and articulate champion of girls’ potential, arguing that educating and empowering girls – and preventing early marriage and premature motherhood – creates a positive cascade through societies, in the form of economic growth, political stability, and improved health for everyone.