Social disruptors are individuals who recognize a problem in our society and take action to try to resolve it without waiting to be selected or hired. Whether it’s the development of a large scale movement to break down gender expectations or a solo attempt to save our climate, social disruptors appoint themselves to break down the destructive behaviors and conditions that are causing harm in our society. Their choice to stand up to create a solution, along with their effort and dedication, often leads to more awareness for these debilitating issues that stand in the way of the peaceful progress of humanity.
In a society where most people shift the blame or wait for a rescuer to create solutions to society’s ills, social disruptors have an inherent belief that it is their responsibility to incite the change we need to prosper. They speak up even in the face of criticism or ostracism, they stand up even when they know they may be knocked down for doing so. They are often ridiculed and dismissed for their desire to see a shift in our society but they do not relent because they know that someone has to do something or we will all continue to suffer.
Women who choose to be social disruptors are the true definition of leadership. Women social disruptors use their intelligence to recognize the problem and use their intellect to lead the creation of a solution. Whether it succeeds or fails, these women are willing to perish in the fire trying to reach their goal of sustaining a better world for everyone.
Social disruptors challenge the status quo and work towards fostering positive transformation in various aspects of society. They can emerge in different fields, including politics, business, activism, and technology, and their actions typically aim to address issues such as inequality, injustice, or outdated practices.
Social disruptors often question established systems, provoke conversations, and push for innovative solutions. Their influence can lead to long-lasting, positive impacts on communities, institutions, or entire societies. Social disruptors may challenge conventional thinking, break down barriers, and inspire others to reconsider established norms in the pursuit of positive social change.
The Feisty News celebrates women who are disrupting our society for positive change. Below you will find just a few remarkable examples of female social disruptors.
Founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani has been a strong advocate for closing the gender gap in technology. Her organization aims to inspire and educate young women to pursue careers in computer science.
As the co-founder of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), Ai-jen Poo advocates for the rights of domestic workers, who are often excluded from labor protections. She has been a key figure in raising awareness about the contributions of domestic workers and advocating for their fair treatment.
The author of “The New Jim Crow,” Michelle Alexander is a civil rights advocate and legal scholar. Her work highlights the systemic issues within the criminal justice system, particularly the mass incarceration of Black individuals, and advocates for reform.
Co-founder of the Great Valley Center and a leader in the application of technology for community development, Arlene Harris has been instrumental in using technology to address social and economic issues in rural areas.
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