Women’s Month: Priyanka Chopra

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[Image from People Magazine]

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Yes, Priyanka Chopra is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood (and one of the best, if you ask me). She is also a go-getter, singer, producer, and philanthropist; an inspiration to millions of Indian and non-Indian women, alike.

Ms. Chopra is the recipient of the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor in India. She has won countless film awards, and she is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She was also Miss. World in 2000.

She has advocated for the rights of children, and through her writing, columns and interviews, she has been vocal about women’s rights, women’s safety, women’s right to education, the injustice and dangers of female genital mutilation, and the need for gender pay equality.

Ms. Chopra is also the founder of The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education.

She is educated, informed, a cross-over actress and singer, striving to make it globally (she currently stars on ABC’s Quantico, and when I see the ad around NYC, I internally cheer). More importantly, she is not just a pretty face. She has proven to be an advocate for girls and young women, globally. She inspires me.

This is what using your blessings to bless others looks like. Priyanka will continue to mesmerize, advocate, achieve and inspire. 

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