Modern Hero
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Dr. Arabia Mollette - Overcoming Extraordinary Obstacles to Become an Incredible Inspiration
Ever since she was five, Arabia Mollette wanted to become a doctor. For a kid growing up in the projects, it seemed like an impossible dream. Along the way, she…
Dr. Audrey Evans - Co-Founder, Ronald McDonald House Charities & Pioneer in Pediatric Oncology
Dr. Evans found her true calling in caring for sick children. She's credited with reducing mortality rates in neuroblastoma patients by 50%. She noticed families had nowhere to stay while…
Dr. Scharmaine Lawson-Baker - Saving Lives After Katrina
Abandoned by her mother at just four-months-old, the odds were against her from the start. The New Orleans native would go on to beat those odds, becoming a nurse practitioner.…
Ericka Lassair - Sizzling Chef
She was a rising star on the financial scene with cooking skills that wowed her co-workers. After Hurricane Katrina ravaged her hometown of New Orleans, she traded her career in…
Farah Alibay - NASA Engineer
Farah, a rising star at NASA, is on a mission to inspire young girls to join the STEM community. Women currently make up less than 25% of the total STEM…
Farai Chideya - Award Winning Novelist and Radio Host
As an award-winning journalist, author, and professor, Farai Chideya has used her life experiences, both good and bad, to help others put "the puzzle pieces of their lives" together. Farai…
Kat Cole - From Hooters Hostess to COO of Multi-Billion Dollar Brands
From Hooters hostess to one of the most prominent business figures in the country, this Kat Cole has skyrocketed through the corporate ranks, while lifting others along the way. As…
Lauren Lake - From TV Host to Designer
Lauren Lake refuses to be labeled! No matter what career she's tried, she's conquered it. She's a lawyer, professional singer, interior designer and now serves as a judge on the…
Lauren Scruggs Kennedy - Turning Tragedy to Action Through the LSK Foundation
Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, a model and fashion blogger, found herself in the news in December 2011 after a plane propeller accident robbed her of her left eye and arm. Instead…
Luma Mufleh - CNN Hero & Founder of Fugees Family
As a gay Arab woman, Luma Mufleh lived in fear in her home country of Jordan, where homosexuality was a death sentence. She escaped to the United States, eventually finding…
Meg Saligman - Award-Winning Public Artist 
Meg Saligman is an award-winning public artist who has created some of the most influential and thought-provoking art installations and murals in the world. She's designed works commemorating legends like…
Michelle Poler - Motivational Speaker, Founder of Hello Fears
Paralyzing fear has been a defining factor in Michelle's life ever since she was a little girl. She grew up in Venezuela, ranked as the second most dangerous country in…
Mo’ne Davis - First Girl to Pitch a Little League Shutout & Grace the Cover of Sports Illustrated
She became a sports icon when she was just thirteen, as the first girl to ever pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history. But now, as the sixteen-year-old…
Patrice Banks - Owner of Girls Auto Clinic - Fix Your Car and Your Nails
Patrice is a former DuPont engineer turned automotive entrepreneur. She's on a mission to makeover the male-dominated car repair industry. While women shell out over $300 billion annually on vehicle…
Polly Dolan - Making Life for At Risk Girls in Tanzania Better
An estimated 8,000 girls in Tanzania drop out of school each year due to pregnancy or forced marriage. Polly Dolan is determined to break that cycle through the SEGA Girls…
Liana Rosenman & Kristina Saffran - Founders at 15 of Project Heal, Tackling Eating Disorders Head On
In the United States, one person dies every 62 minutes as the direct result of an eating disorder. Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman were both directly impacted by this disease…
Sister Mary Scullion - Advocate, and Pioneer for the Homeless
Inspired by Pope Francis, Mother Teresa, and Jon Bon Jovi, Sister Mary Scullion was named by TIME Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" for…
Yasmine Mustafa - Entrepreneur Promoting Self Defense Technology for Women
As a child, Yasmine Mustafa experienced terror hiding out in a Kuwaiti bomb shelter during the Gulf War. The birth of her brother on American soil led her on a…

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