Inspiring, strong and powerful woman are devoting themselves every day to build a better world.

Spreading their achievements and work can influence even more people to change. By empowering girls with a long-term education, the chances of them making a social impact within their family, local community and economy is elevated by 90%. We've gathered here list of 7 women that made positive impacts in 2018 around the world.

Marie Laguerre, 22 - Civil engineer and architecture student, France.

Marie has created a platform for women to share stories of street harassment, after a man harassed and assaulted her in front of a coffee shop. The website Nous Toutes Harcelement  aims to collect accounts of incidents in the street, at work, in the private sphere.

Nimco Ali, 35 - Writer and activist, Somaliland.

Nimco is a social activist and independent training consultant. She co-funded Daughters of Evea UK-based non profit organisation that works to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation.

Jenny Davidson, 50 - CEO of Stand Up Placer, US.

Jenny Davidson has been in the nonprofit field serving high risk families since 1999. She has managed a family resource center, worked in eligibility for county, state, and federal assistance programs, and assisted victims of violence at Child Protective Services and domestic violence/rape crisis centres.

Boushra Yahya Almutawakel, 49 - Artist, photographer and activist, Yemen.

Boushra is the first female Yemeni professional photographer, whose work has been featured in international publications and acquired by the British Museum. Her work concerns perceptions of Arabs and Muslims internationally and focuses in particular on issues of gender and representations of Muslim/Arab women and their clothing

Krishna Kumari, 40 - Politician, Pakistan.

Krishna and her family were forced through bonded labour for tree years. After being freed by a police raid, her parents supported her academic education and few years later she postgraduate in sociology at the University of Sindh. In 2018 Krishna was elected to the Pakistan Senate after campaigning for women's rights.

Thando Hopa, 29 - Model, lawyer, activist, South Africa.

Thando is a diversity and inclusion advocate. Cast in the Pirelli calendar 2018, she is the first person of colour in South Africa to have featured in the publication. The message Thando wants to spread is acceptance of albinism since in South Africa, being albine often means living with superstitions and stigmas that can isolate a child

Sakdiyah Maruf, 36 - Stand-up comedian, Indonesia.

Sakdiyah is Indonesia's first female Muslim stand-up and uses comedy as a way to challenge Islamic extremism and violence against women. She is inspiring a new generation of women, not only islamic ones but also for comedian women. Sakdiyah still struggles with repression and  share her experiences about sponsorship and stereotypes.

These are real women just like us, they all share the desire to spread awareness and support that will help others to be more confident, feel more protected, accepted and to achieve their rights as females. With such inspiring stories, what could you do today to contribute to a better world?