Smart Girl Stories

Ibukun Awosika – A Trailblazer in the business world

Today, we are celebrating Ibukun Awosika, a Nigerian entrepreneur, speaker, and author, who against all odds and the difficulties of her nation, rose to prominence in the male-dominated world of business. Her...

Maria Ressa – Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Journalist

“You cannot succeed if at some point you haven’t failed”- Maria Ressa. Does it really matter that we experience failure before victory? Is it required to fail a couple of times before we reach the point of...

Rula Jebreal – Fashion Model, Journalist, and Filmmaker

Rula Jebreal is an inspiring author and journalist with a background rooted in international politics. Rula had a tumultuous upbringing due to the political unrest of her native region but overcame these...



This category celebrates the vital role of female journalists in informing the public and holding powerful institutions accountable. Explore the stories of courageous women who report from war zones and expose corruption, often at significant personal risk. Learn about journalism pioneers like Ida B. Wells, an investigative journalist who documented racial violence in the American South, and Nellie Bly, who went undercover to expose the harsh conditions in an insane asylum. Discover the work of contemporary female journalists like Christiane Amanpour, a foreign correspondent who brings global news to light, and Maria Ressa, who fights for press freedom in the Philippines.