Winner of the Save the World Awards 2009

monica-bellucciWinners of the Save the World Awards 2009 are women who have used their positions at work to influence the world in areas of politics, society and related areas. This award has been in existence since 2000 (first edition was held in Wien), but only in 2009 it secured sponsorship, thanks to an organisation which is headed by Mikhail Gorbachev, the former president of the Soviet Union. Here are the winners for the year2009.

Betty Williams

Betty was born in 22nd may 1943 in Northern Ireland and has received a Nobel Peace Price in 1976. She is a visiting professor at the renowned Nova Southeastern University and also the   top leader at the Global Children’s Foundation among other organizations. Moreover, she chairs the Washington based Institute for Asian Democracy. She has worked with several other women such as the late Wangari Maathai, Shirin Ebadi and Jody Wiiliams among others to foster peace in many parts of the world.

Monica Bellucci

Monica is a fashion model and an actress based in Italy. Born to Pasquale Bellucci and Brunella Briganti in Umbria, Italy, she grew up in San Giustino where she delved into a modeling career at the age of 13. While starting out, she posed for a local enthusiast who helped make her understand what a whole world of opportunity she could take if she gets serious.

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson was born in Texas, United States. She is a singer and   songwriter. Her rise to fame was   in 2002 when she scooped the top award of the season one of the American Idol.   Her debut single song-A Moment Like This- has topped the charts in the United States and has been rated a top selling single in the nation.

Nujood Ali

Nujood Ali is one of the key figures, who have been campaigning against child marriage and forced marriage in Yemen. She was able to obtain a divorce at a tender age of 10, something that put her in collision with her tribal traditions. Her courage has received praise from many powerful women from across the world.