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How to change the world

We asked some world-changing women for their advice on how to be the change you want to see in 2017.

Roxy Bourdillon

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:36:31 GMT | Updated today

INGA BEALE, CEO OF LLOYD'S OF LONDON AND OUT BI ROLE MODEL 

"Set achievable goals"

 

Set achievable goals so you are clear on where you want to make a difference, how, and by when. Too often we just talk about it. A timeframe motivates action. Don't be scared to go out of your comfort zone. If you're offered an opportunity, no matter how daunting, grab it with both hands. I've had no regrets about each opportunity I've taken during my 34-year-long career. With each one I've grown in confidence, which has enabled me to take on the next big role. Believe in yourself. Having confidence in your ability to bring about positive change is a very powerful force."

@IngaBeale 

 

KAYZA ROSE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT BLACKOUTLDN AND HEAD OF MEDIA PRODUCTION AT UK BLACK PRIDE 

"Seek out a strong network"

 

The most important thing to think about is why you want to make a difference. Then seek out others wanting to do the same. Having a strong network not only supports your aim but you can learn an awful lot too. When I see the strength of Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Chardine Taylor-Stone and Campbell X, always taking a firm stand for what is right, how could I not be motivated? Being visible doing the things I do makes a difference to the way some women view their options, just like my role models have done for me."

@KayzaRose

 

CHARLIE CRAGGS, CREATOR OF NAIL TRANSPHOBIA 

"Apply your skills to your passion"

 

Ask yourself what cause you're passionate about, then ask yourself what skills you possess that can be used to help aid the fight for that cause. And then stop asking yourself damn questions and get the hell to it! Like, I've got a big mouth and I'm fabulous so my activism utilises those skills. It's amazing the way a total stranger can come and sit down with me and 20 minutes later they go away and we're like BFFs. As a society we need to start talking to each other more. You don't have to hold a placard and megaphone to be an activist." @Charlie_Craggs

 

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Read more in the January issue of DIVA, on sale now at the links below. 

 

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