ELLE turns 30 this month and we’re celebrating three decades of game-changing achievements. But these 30 young women are giving us a run for our money. Meet the tastemakers, opinionators, future-shapers and art creators who are transforming your world.
Mohima Ahmed, 20, App developer
In a world of wannabe app developers scrambling to create the next Angry Birds, Mohima is a true force for change. She is trustee at Apps For Good, an award-winning, open-source education technology movement that aims to build the next generation of problem-solvers. Mohima was appointed after developing an English to Bengali translator app to help parents and school teachers communicate better. Twitter: @themohima95
Maisie Williams, 18, Actress
Bristol-born Maisie is best known for playing Arya Stark in smash hit Game of Thrones, a role she won when she was just 12 years old. She’s grown up in the spotlight and has used her fame as a platform to discuss her personal experiences with cyberbullying. At this year’s Berlin Film Festival she was honoured as the UK’s Shooting Star (Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz received the accolade previously). Twitter: @maisie_williams