5 Powerful Immigrant Women Who Are Shaping The Future Of The US

The We Are All Human Foundation partnered with Marie Claire magazine to highlight the role of immigrant women who are changing the future of the US.

For Claudia Romo Edelman, founder of We Are All Human Foundation, the strength of the United States as a country comes from difference and the diversity of its population, as its story is deeply rooted in immigration. “It should be a country of open arms instead of closed borders,” she says.

In September 2017, the We Are All Human Foundation partnered with Marie Claire magazine on its immigration issue, where they featured the lives of different people who are changing how the US is building its future. Here we have some of these powerful women.

Constance Wu

The actress of Taiwanese descent, who recently charmed the world in Crazy Rich Asians, has been also been very critical of the representation of diversity on the screen. She participated in the protests against family separation at an immigrant detention center in Texas.

Priyanka Chopra

The actress, producer, and singer born in Jamshedpur, India, has worked with UNICEF with refugee children. To her, the United States is the land of opportunity.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

She's a Nigerian writer who moved to the United States to avoid studying medicine, and chose communication and political science instead. She is the author of Purple Hibiscus and Americanah, and did a TEDx talk on feminism that was sampled by Beyoncé.

America Ferrara

Her family is from Honduras, but the actress famous for Ugly Betty has an important career in the United States. She also admits there is not enough diverse representation in the media, particularly when it comes to the Latinx population.

Camila Cabello

Cuba and Mexico are the roots of this singer and songwriter. She came to the US with her mother, who told her they were going to Disney World when they crossed the border. She has also spoken out about the DACA program, defending her status as an immigrant, and the rights of all those who are like her.


The We Are All Human Foundation was established with three major initiatives: advocacy, spotlighting major issues, and listening to people impacted by discrimination and sharing their concerns; convening, that is creating safe and nurturing spaces for people to share perspectives and forge unity of effort; and empowering, by providing training and skills development to help people realize their potential. Learn more about the We Are All Human Foundation and their initiatives.


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