Anbara Salam Khalidi (1897 - 1986) was a Lebanese activist, translator, and writer. As the daughter of a prominent family, she was exposed to different languages and cultures through readings and travels that changed her relationship with personal freedoms at an early age. Anbara was dedicated to advancing women’s rights through education, and one of her most important legacies was translating the Odyssey, the Iliad, and the Aeneid to Arabic making them accessible to the Arab woman. A shining example of how to use your talents to change the world.

Barbara Bush (1925 - 2018) was First Lady of the United States as the wife of its 41st President. Mother to six children, when one of them was diagnose with dyslexia she took an interest in literacy issues and began working with several different literacy organizations and founding the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Dedicated to her family and apparently indifferent to glamour, she was a an unpretentious woman that rocked fake pearls and white hair as a fashion icon.