Claire, 25, United Kingdom

Claire co-founded Women LEAD in 2010 to empower young women in Nepal to take leadership positions alongside men. It’s the first and only leadership development organization for young women, led by young women, in Nepal. In 3 years, Claire has helped create a safe space for hundreds of girls. She has introduced mentoring and professional development in a country where it is still rare, and she advocates for women’s leadership training in industries that often do not support it, like engineering and technology.