Wycombe Abbey Senior, Soma Sara, named BBC’s top 100 inspiring and influential women 2021

BBC News

Wycombe Abbey Senior, Soma Sara (Class of 2017, Barry, C306) was recently named as one of BBC’s top 100 most inspiring and influential women 2021.

In June 2020, Soma founded the platform ‘Everyone’s Invited’, a viral social media movement and website to support survivors of sexual abuse The platform has provided scope for victims to share their testimonials anonymously, to condemn sexism and help eradicate rape culture in UK schools and universities.

The project has collected more than 50,000 stories, with Soma hoping to further expand her campaign beyond academic institutions.

“I want the world to listen to, support and believe survivors of sexual violence.” – Soma Sara

Joining Soma on the list are Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Samoa’s first female Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Professor Heidi J Larson, who heads The Vaccine Confidence Project, and acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

To view the full list, click here.