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More than 63 million girls globally do not attend school. Young girls need forward-thinking powerful female role models to provide hope and guidance, and to inspire them to achieve more. In this article, you will learn about some of the bold women transforming our contemporary society with their vital philanthropic work.

Here are six female philanthropists who are changing the world for the better, one good deed at a time:

Noella Coursaris Musunka 

Noella Coursaris Musunka is the brains behind non-profit organization Malaika. The organization runs a free school for girls in Kalebuka, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Malaika’s sole mission is to empower Congolese girls and their communities through healthcare schemes and education.

Carolyn Rafaelian

Carolyn Rafaelian runs Alex and Ani, a highly successful jewellery company that has donated more than $30 million to charitable organisations. The company teams up with charities to design and produce unique pieces to raise funds for worthy causes around the world.

Lauren Bush 

Lauren Bush operates the social enterprise FEED, which produces one of a kind bags to feed underprivileged families and schools in America by funding feeding programs. Lauren’s keen interest in fashion and design inspired her to create a business that would change lives and make a difference in America and abroad.

Polly Moore

Polly Moore is the Chief Executive Officer of Restore The Music; a UK registered charity that offers free musical instruments to schools across London. The charity has funded more than 30 schools in 16 London boroughs. Philanthropist and businesswoman Joey Horn offers financial support to the charity and is part of the fundraising gala committee. 

Lydia Hill 

Lydia Hill is a well-known philanthropist who has made her mark in philanthropic causes relating to science and medicine. In 2015, she donated $25 million to breast cancer treatment and research. 

Angie Janssen

Angie Janssen is the founder of Donii, a donation matchmaking service that connects donated goods to the people who need them most. The non-profit organisation was founded in 2015 when Janssen wanted to give her barely used guest room bed to a needy family. The idea for Donii was born soon after and the organisation currently serves the Boston area of the United States.