The list, which is divided into categories of Creatives, Entrepreneurs, Givers, Igniters and Teachers, features: “A collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.”
Here is why Amandla, Zendaya, and Gina were selected for the list:
Just last year, Amandla’s high school video history project she titled “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows” went viral with nearly two million views, sparking a global conversation on cultural appropriation. She co-directed the “#BLACKGIRLMAGIC” video series for Teen Vogue and appeared on the magazine’s “Power Girls” issue in February. Amandla will star in the Fox 2000 film The Hate U Give, based on the young adult novel by Angela Thomas, which was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. She is on the cover of Interview Magazine’s “The New Progressives” issue that salutes a wave of new activists changing the world for good.
Multi-talented actress, platinum-selling recording artist, and newly announced COVERGIRL, Zendaya, is quickly becoming one of this generation’s most influential rising stars….The multi-faceted artist continues to grow as a prominent figure in the fashion world. Her ability to command a red carpet has earned her a reputation among fashion elite, garnering praise from the likes of InStyle, Elle, Glamour, W Magazine and more….Outside of entertainment, Zendaya is committed to a bevy of philanthropic work. She is an ambassador for Convoy of Hope, served as the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson last fall and has worked with Make-a-Wish Foundation and Keep A Child Alive.
Gina is a grand supporter of the Latino community and is actively involved with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, NCLR, CHCI, NALIP and Votolatino. Additionally, she recently established her We Will foundation, which is designed to focus on arts education and scholarship funding for the less fortunate, with the aim of empowering young woman.
You can check out the entire list here!