Chelsea Yamase

Chelsea Yamase

Chelsea Yamase shares her fascination with the beauty of nature, capture her adventures around the world, and express messages on why we need to tackle pollution.

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Franziska Trautmann

Franziska Trautmann

Trautmann founded a grassroots recycling organisation with a friend of hers called Glass Half Full. Together they offer a service to recycle glass while producing materials that could be used to slow down coastal erosion in the area.

Selin Ozunaldim

Selin Ozunaldim

Meet the 18-year-old gender activist, representative for HeForShe, and founder of Girl Up Istanbul and Girls Who Code - Selin Ozunaldim. A voice for disadvantaged women especially in her own country.

Lana Weidgenant

Lana Weidgenant

Lana is calling for the world’s governments to focus their support on improving access to eco-friendly diets and acknowledge that fixing food systems should be of utmost priority.

Vinisha Umashankar

Vinisha Umashankar

14-year-old Vinisha Umashankar, a student of SKP Vanitha International School in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, designed a solar ironing cart so that the use of charcoal can be reduced in India.

Forbi Perise, ‘Plastic Man’

Forbi Perise, ‘Plastic Man’

Environmental activist Perise’s collects plastic waste and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. His goal is to work directly with the Cameroonian government to ensure the structural changes in environmental and waste management.

Clover Hogan

Clover Hogan

Founding Force of Nature in 2019 to mobilise mindsets and help us feel not helpless but empowered, Clover Hogan and her team are fostering spaces for young people to embrace these emotions judgement free.

Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski

Exemplifying the qualities of this industrious generation – innovative, entrepreneurial, and eager to build a better planet (among many others) – Ann Makosinski is also on a mission to prove that science and art go hand in hand.

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Mariah Reading, Eco-Artist

Mariah Reading, Eco-Artist

After becoming conscious of how much waste her chosen profession produces through materials and single-use supplies, Mariah was determined to depict nature in a way that doesn’t damage it.

Shanna Su, Conscious Edinburgh

Shanna Su, Conscious Edinburgh

As a med student Shanna Su was already on a career path toward improving lives, but that didn’t stop her from getting an early start - co-founding a student-led mental health charity called Conscious Edinburgh.

Henry Glogau, Inventor

Henry Glogau, Inventor

The Lexus Design Awards have always been shaped by the company principles of ‘anticipate, innovate, and captivate’, and the 2021 winner, Henry Glogau has ticked all the boxes.

Robert Luo, Mi Terro

Robert Luo, Mi Terro

128 million tons of milk is wasted every year. Inspired to find a use for all this spoilt milk, Robert Luo began researching and founded the biotech company Mi Terro - transforming milk on the turn into t-shirts.    

Maddy Park, Cafe Maddy Cab

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.

Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, Textile Designer

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

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.

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Amanda Gorman, Activist & Poet

Amanda Gorman, Activist & Poet

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in US history, having been named the first-ever national youth poet laureate in 2017.

Quannah Chasinghorse, Activist

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

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.

Fatimata Cham, Activist & Poet

Fatimata Cham, Activist & Poet

Hailing from the Bronx in New York, Fatimata Charm has established herself as influential BLM and Muslim activist. An unapologetically outspoken black women, she uses her flair for poetry to strive for systematic change.

Gabby Frost, Activist

Gabby Frost, Activist

At just 14 Gabby Frost set up suicide prevention and awareness organisation Buddy Project, now at 21, she has been decorated with a multitude of teen activism awards.

Jahkini Bisselink, Activist

Jahkini Bisselink, Activist

Fighting for Gen Z voices when it comes to government reform, Jahkini Bisselink has repped the Dutch youth at the UN, and has worked with the likes of Billie Eilish.

Lavinya Stennett, Activist

Lavinya Stennett, Activist

At only 23-years-old, Lavinya Stennett is the CEO of The Black Curriculum, a new initiative that’s fighting to improve teaching of Black history and culture across the UK.

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Harry Stebbings, Entrepreneur

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

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.

Millinsky, Entrepreneur/Designer

Millinsky, Entrepreneur/Designer

On his way to being the next king of streetwear, Millinsky is a new age fashion/music/art phenomenon who curated his own brand NASASEASONS at just 18.

Noga Levy-Rapoport, Activist

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 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.

Harry Hambley, Artist

Harry Hambley, Artist

20-year-old illustrator and global Insta star Harry Hambley is the creative force behind Ketnipz, a social media sensation that strives to spread joy and positivity online.

Zamzam Ibrahim, Campaigner

Zamzam Ibrahim, Campaigner

President of the NUS, Ibrahim is fighting for liberation and against injustice. Bringing communities together to foster inclusivity and respect is at the heart of her work.

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Riya Karumanchi, Entrepreneur

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.

Jenna Raine, Musician

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, 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.

A Sai Ta, Designer

A Sai Ta, Designer

A Sai Ta is a designer/artist who is part of the clothing label Asai. He's gathered a cult following for his iconic pieces that celebrate British, Chinese, and Vietnamese culture.

Aimee Clint, Entrepreneur

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

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.

Joe Franklin, 5upplied

Joe Franklin, 5upplied

As Gen Z entrepreneurs go, Joe Franklin (17) is top tier. His rare sneaker empire 5upplied started with a single pair and his clientele includes AJ Tracey & Dizzie Rascal.

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Blondey McCoy, Athlete & Artist

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.

Chella Man, Actor & Activist

Chella Man, Actor & Activist

The inspirational actor Chella Man is known for sharing his experiences as a transgender, deaf, genderqueer, and Jewish person of colour. Catch him in Titans.

Kian Tortorello-Allen, Activist

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

Hadiqa Bashir, Activist

Hadiqa Bashir, Activist

On her quest to end all child marriages in her home country of Pakistan and beyond, the inspirational Hadiqa Bashir has saved countless young girls from persecution.

Margielyn Didal, Athlete

Margielyn Didal, Athlete

Margielyn Didal is a skate wunderkind from the Philippines who clinched the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games and the Southeast Asian Games in 2019. Oh, and she's only 21.

Arielle Geismar, Activist

Arielle Geismar, Activist

Part of @Team_Enough, a youth-led initiative to end gun violence, this whirl-wind of positive social change has engaged thousands with her message of peace.

Reese Cooper, Fashion Designer

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.

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Luka Sabbat, Influencer

Luka Sabbat, Influencer

If there was ever a Gen Z 'it' boy, it's Luka Sabbat. Known for his starring role in the hit show Grown-ish, he's worked as an influencer across art/music/fashion.

Temi Mwale, Activist

Temi Mwale, Activist

This amazing British anti-street violence campaigner founded The 4Front Project in 2012, a social enterprise to empower young people and communities to live free from fear.

Quantay Peoples, Film Maker

Quantay Peoples, Film Maker

Up-and-coming Gen Z filmmaker and content creator Quantay Peoples was chosen by Kanye West himself to work on the 'Jesus is King' documentary. Check out his Youtube.

Shamma Al Mazrui, Politician

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.

Freddy Coomes, Fashion Influencer

Freddy Coomes, Fashion Influencer

Londoner Freddy Coomes began amassing his own one-of-a-kind clothing collection at just 16 and is now at the helm of a successful Instagram and Depop vintage fashion empire.  

Johan Sundstein, Gamer

Johan Sundstein, Gamer

Only the best could win nearly $7million USD by gaming. This Danish Dota player, who goes by N0tail, is the highest earning pro gamer in the world.

Kyle Giersdorf, Gamer

Kyle Giersdorf, Gamer

Ever wanted to win $3 million USD playing Fortnite? That's reality for Kyle Giersdorf, one of the world's best gamers, who won the Fornite World Cup in 2019 at just 16.

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Ady Suleiman, Musician

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.

Sean Kelly, Entrepreneur

Sean Kelly, Entrepreneur

Eponymous Gen Z business visionary Sean Kelly heads the company Jersey Champs, which is partnering with celebs and athletes to create incredibly unique jersey designs.

Virang Dal, Entrepreneur

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.

Bana Alabed, Activist

Bana Alabed, Activist

A true inspiration, Bana Alabed is an eight-year-old Syrian refugee and peace campaigner using social media to spread awareness of the harsh realities of war for children.

Amelia Dimoldenberg, Influencer

Amelia Dimoldenberg, Influencer

The one-woman powerhouse who created 'Chicken Shop Date,' a hilarious interview platform giving viewers an insight into the lives of up-and-coming UK rap and grime musicians.