Maddy Park, Cafe Maddy Cab
In light of the unjust rise in violence and xenophobia towards Asian Americans, Maddy decided to create Café Maddy Cab, an initiative that pays for taxi and ride-hailing services for female, elderly, and LGBTQ+ Asians.
The Accessible Icon Project
Starting in 2010, the project is a globally successful work of design activism. The movement began collecting examples of public wheelchair-accessible icons that had more integrity behind their designs than typical iconography.
Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, Textile Designer
Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, working under the name Ýrúrarí, is a textile designer and artist from Iceland. She uses her bold and humorous style to upscale previously discarded clothing, giving it a second, quirkier life.
Adri Rachelle, Activist
From an early age Adri has been providing homes for animals in need. Pigs, horses, reptiles, goats, dogs, all creatures big and small are welcome at Wild Things Sanctuary, her non-profit animal rescue organisation.
Zoe Stromberg, Artist & Activist
Through her series of striking illustrations, 25-year-old Zoe Stromberg unapologetically highlights the continued issue of sexual harassment. Her Instagram handle @cutecatcalls is a safe space full of anonymous pieces.
Kira Robinson, Dancer
Kira went viral on TikTok this year with a video of her unboxing her new ballet pointe shoes, highlighting problems of representation and diversity that go largely unnoticed. Her TikTok video now has over 1.4 million views.
Krystyna Paszko, Activist
At just 17, Krystyna Paszko has dedicated her burgeoning career to helping victims of domestic violence. Her covert support page 'Comomiles and Pansies' provides sufferers with a safe way of bringing their abusers to justice.
The C-List, Lisa Potter-Dixon and Helen Addis
Highlighting a lesser-known challenge faced by cancer patients, The C-List is an innovative new website giving those living with the disease the chance to shop ‘cancer-kinder’ beauty products.
Gatekeeper is providing young creatives with vital resources and insight into the world of art, helping them to understand the inner workings of an over-commercialised industry. The magazine is sure to blow in the near future.
Quannah Chasinghorse, Activist
At just 18, activist Quannah Chasinghorse has dedicated her life to protecting the indigenous people of her native Alaska from two main adversaries, the gas industry and climate change.
Marc Keiser, Designer
One-half of cult fashion label Keiser Clark, Marc Keiser is using his platform to raise awareness about the importance of voting and encourage young people to register across the US.
Harry Stebbings, Entrepreneur
Harry is one of the biggest names in venture capital at age 23. He created 'The Twenty Minute VC' podcast and co-founded Stride.VC, a venture capital firm making waves across the industry.
Steve Bartlett, Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur extraordinaire Steve Bartlett founded digital media companies Social Chain & Media Chain - at the age of 22. Today, his content reaches over 1.8 billion people.
Atelier & Repairs
Founded by Maurizio Donadi, Atelier & Repairs is leading the movement of excess reduction in fashion. The LA store turns our throw away items into one-of-a-kind pieces & partners with brands globally.
Noga Levy-Rapoport, Activist
Dubbed the British Greta Thunberg, Nova Levy-Rapoport is paving the way for young climate activists. At eighteen years-old, she's a volunteer for the UK Student Climate Network.
Taylor Lorenz, Journalist
Taylor is a modern day Gen Z reporter tackling youth culture stories for the New York Times, she uses social media and a mobile phone to unearth global trends before anyone else.
Kelvin Doe, Entrepreneur
This Sierra Leonean innovator taught himself engineering when he was 13, proving that resources aren't a barrier and that all you need to get started is ambition, creativity, and curiosity.
Bimini Love, Activist
The UK parliament is taking period poverty seriously thanks to this activist and her peers. Founder of Street Cramps, Bimini Love spends her spare time fighting menstrual inequality.
Riya Karumanchi, Entrepreneur
A genius teen entrepreneur focused on harnessing tech to better people's lives. At just 15 she designed a cane equipped with GPS and proximity sensors to help the visually impaired.
Ecological geniuses Conceptos Plásticos are building homes/schools for entire communities in developing countries, and they're all made entirely from recycled plastic materials. No more endearing way of dealing with a global problem!
Jenna Raine, Musician
Rising Gen Z talent Jenna Raine is an American singer/songwriter with an infectious energy that she transmits through her insightful lyrics fused together with an organic, beat-driven sound.
Sonita Alizadeh, Activist
Sonita Alizadeh uses her talent for lyricism to protest against arranged marriages in Afghanistan. Her song 'Brides For Sale' went viral in 2014 and she still fights for her cause today.
Aimee Clint, Entrepreneur
Aimee Clint struggled to understand her autistic brother's condition so she wrote a book to help others in similar situations and won a Europe-wide enterprise award for her work.
Hunter Schafer, Actor
If you didn't know who Hunter Schafer was, you will soon. The breakout star of Euphoria, this amazing LGBT+ activist is redefining style and trans acceptance before our very eyes.
Jasmine Lee-Jones, Playwright
How to make waves in the LDN's theatre scene? Call your provocative first drama 'Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner'. This brilliant playwright is adding a fresh voice to enduring literature.
Akshay Ruparelia, Entrepreneur
Fancy starting a million dollar property empire from your bedroom at just 17? Well you won't be the first, Akshay Ruarelia started his company Doorsteps after selling his family home online.
Marsai Martin, Actor & Producer
A starring role in ABC's hit show Blackish was clearly not enough for Marsai Martin, who has a producer credit for the 2019 movie Little, which she also starred in. BTW, this girl is 15.
Blondey McCoy, Athlete & Artist
Pro skateboarder, artist, clothing designer, and model, Blondey McCoy translates prescient Gen Z themes like mental health/male suicide into some seriously cool threads.
Kian Tortorello-Allen, Activist
One of UK's foremost LGBT+ activists, Kian Tortorello-Allen is a trans student with expertise in both classical music & activism. Check out the Instagram, ki_does_activism
Yellow Octopus are one of the top advocates of resale fashion out there. Their app diverts 1 million PCs away from landfill sites every month and they boast affinities with huge sellers.
Reese Cooper, Fashion Designer
The Gen Zer making waves in menswear, Reese Cooper was 1st runner-up 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. His americana-inspired label sells out in department stores everywhere.
Melati & Isabel Wisjen, Activists
Melati and Isabel Wisjen are two amazing sisters from Bali who, while campaigning to ban all plastic bags on their island, kickstarted an international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and global waste reduction.
Shamma Al Mazrui, Politician
A politician at just 22, the incredible Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui is fighting for justice as Minister of State for Youth Affairs (youngest in the world) in the United Arab Emirates.
Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Author
Yara Rodrigues Fowler's first novel, Stubborn Archivist, was published in 2019 and got her shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019! Watch this space.
Ady Suleiman, Musician
This half Tanzanian, half English breakout star rose to notoriety after being selected as ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’ at Gilles Peterson’s Awards. Check out his soulful EPs here.
Virang Dal, Entrepreneur
Virang Dal is the brains behind EconplusDal, a fab viral YouTube channel providing students from all over the globe with entertaining and informative Economics tutorial videos.