Priyanka Chopra. Photo: AP
Considered one of the most powerful women in the world today, India's very own Priyanka Chopra directed her influence in making the world a better place and finds herself amongst the "25 Women Changing the World" list.
International icon Priyanka Chopra joins the new wave of inspiring activists along with Sarah Ullman, Lena Waithe, Bonnie Hammar, Nazanin Boniadi, Gina Rodriguez, Peggy Whitson etc, all of whom have made a difference by passionately pursuing the causes they believe in.
Having grown up in a household with doctor parents who served in the Indian army, Priyanka won the Miss World title and decided to make a difference on a global scale at the tender age of 18.
Says Priyanka Chopra, “I realized I had a position of power and I could associate myself with causes I really believed in. I do not take the fact that I live in a comfortable HOME, I have the ability to get an education, I have a job that I want to have, I’m living the life that I choose to live. The one thing that has changed in me is, I do not take my my privileges for granted.”
For 12 years, Priyanka has worked tirelessly with UNICEF as a global Goodwill Ambassador, visiting places in need like Zimbabwe and India’s Mumbai slums.
On the same, she speaks, “The field trips are the most special, because you meet incredible kids and survivors. That has been one of my joyous moments, being able to help advocate children’s rights and children’s welfare around the world. That moved me so much in being able to go to places where these kids have no voice or no one listening to them, and actually shedding light on that.”