Essential Women

Essential Women

Essential Women embody the great power of self-respect. Our series is a celebration of multifaceted innovators and leaders with a definitive softness of character. We tell the stories of these women we admire, creating a community of inspiration and empowerment for real women.

  • Essential Woman: Rupi Kaur

    Rupi Kaur

    Poet, Illustrator, Author

  • Essential Woman: Zoe Lister Jones Essential Woman: Zoe Lister Jones. Director, producer, and actor

    Zoe Lister Jones

    Director, producer, and actor

  • Cuyana Essential Woman: Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Huffington

    Global media mogul, author, founder and CEO of Thrive Global

  • Essential Woman: Marie Kondo. Best-selling Author & Founder, KonMari alt=

    Marie Kondo

    Best-selling Author & Founder, KonMari

  • Cuyana Essential Woman: Camila Alves McConaughey

    Camila Alves McConaughey

    Founder, Women of Today

  • Jessica Alba Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba

    Actress & Founder of The Honest Company & Honest Beauty

  • Astrid Heppenstall Heger, M.D.

    Astrid Heppenstall Heger, M.D.

    Founder of the Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

  • Emily & Meritt Emily & Meritt

    Valerie Macaulay, Meredith Melling
    & Molly Howard

    Co-Founders of La Ligne

  • Audrey Gelman

    Audrey Gelman

    Co-Founder of The Wing

  • Emily & Meritt Emily & Meritt

    Emily Current & Meritt Elliot

    Founders & Creative Directors of THE GREAT

  • Ayesha Curry

    Ayesha Curry

    Founder of Homemade, Host of Ayesha's Home Kitchen on Food Network, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Seasoned Life.

  • Shiza Shahid Shiza Shahid

    Shiza Shahid

    Founder of Now Ventures, and Founding CEO of the Malala Fund

  • Christiane Lemieuaz

    Christiane Lemieux

    Co-Founder of Cloth & Company, and author of The Finer Things


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