An Israeli designer believed to have created the world’s fully 3D printed clothing line and a young US climate activist who organised marches across 25 cities were named in BBC 100 Women 2019.
The broadcaster’s list of 100 influential women across arts, politics, law, technology, sport and gender and identity was unveiled on Wednesday.
This year’s list centred on the theme of a future driven by women and featured many recognisable names, including US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe and Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
“We were looking for candidates who had made the headlines or influenced important stories over the past 12 months, as well as those who have inspiring stories to tell, achieved something significant or influenced their societies in ways that wouldn’t necessarily make the news,” read an article in BBC News.
“The pool of names was then assessed against this year’s theme – the Female Future – and measured for regional representation and due impartiality, before the final 100 were chosen.”
Named in the list, Israeli fashion designer Danit Peleg, 30, from Tel Aviv, is believed to have created the world’s fully 3D printed clothing line. She used the same technique to design a custom gown for Paralympian Amy Purdy to wear to the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics in Rio.
The activist Jamie Margolin, named in the list, organised the first youth climate change marches across 25 US cities and testified before Congress alongside fellow activist Thunberg. She co-founded at 16 the youth movement Zero Hour in 2017 in response “the inaction of elected officials” and is the author of the book Youth to Power Your Voice and How to Use It.