Rafea Um Gomar, a brave Bedouin woman from a rural village has not only become the first female solar engineer in Jordan, but she has also set up 80 solar installations along with co-engineer Sahia Um Badr, providing electricity to her village. Today she is an elected leader, a role model and a teacher in her community, training many others how to use sustainable energy.
One of youngest Members of Parliament in Cabo Verde, Graça Sanches became a parliamentarian at the age of 30. Raised in a humble environment in Praia, the capital city, her priority has also been to make sure that all people, especially the impoverished and marginalized, were given the same rights as other citizens. She is also the President of the Network of Women Parliamentarians.