What do the female icons of tomorrow look like? | Stylist

With a new generation of female icons making waves across all areas of our lives, Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, co-authors of the landmark Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, reflect on the trailblazing women set to shift our culture in meaningful ways in the next decade and the qualities we should be championing…

As a new decade begins, the motto “if she can see it, she can be it” is now firmly a mainstream topic of conversation, and progress towards positive representation is slowly but surely securing gains for women across different sectors of life. 

With a new generation of Gen-Z changemakers making an impression on every industry from politics and literature to arts and entertainment, the female icons of tomorrow are giving women everywhere reason to hope for a more diverse, inclusive world.

Two women who can definitely be considered part of the new wave of cultural innovators are Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, best friends and co-authors of the critically acclaimed Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, a comprehensive self-help guide for black teenagers and women on how to thrive in every area of their lives in the face of structural challenges against black British communities.

Here, in celebration of the next generation of changemakers, Adegoke and Uviebinené reflect on the female icons who made a mark on their world growing up, the trailblazing women set to shift our culture in meaningful ways in the next decade, and why our definition of diversity must evolve if we are to truly benefit from the talents of our society. 

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