Carrie Hammer's Real Role Model Challenge

By: Claire Biggs, Regular Contributor

Having a role model is an amazing thing. They’re the people who inspire you to live the best life possible. They make you want to work harder, be better, and do more.

Too often, though, we’re told who our role models should be: they’re the ones we see when we pick up fashion magazines or flip through the TV channels.

Fashion designer Carrie Hammer wants to change the way we think about role models, and she wants you to get in on the action!

Hammer made waves during New York Fashion Week when she chose to send role models down the runway, shying away from a long-standing tradition of booking only runway models.


Photo courtesy Emily Slade

Now she’s teamed up with the team at popexpert to launch a special “master class” where you can receive daily tips and inspiration from some of the models that strutted down the catwalk in her show.

You can peep the full list of experts here, but know that you’ll be getting tips from so many amazing women.

Take Jennifer Lopez, for example. She might not be that JLo, but she’s just as impressive. Lopez is a member of the Afghanistan World Foundation and Director of Strategic Partnerships at PopTech. The Harvard-educated phenom is an advocate for science and social change. She advises and supports organizations like Pencils of Promise, The Malala Fund, and the Clinton Global Initiative just to name a few!

And then there’s Lizz Winstead. She’s the co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show, so you know this comedian, writer, and producer is going to have the kind of advice that busts your gut and helps you get a leg up in your career.

Sign up for the program now, and make sure you send it to all your friends. The more girls inspired by this class, the more leaders we’ll have to look up to in the future!

It can intimidating to talk about being a role model because they’re often people who are powerhouses in their fields. Just remember: a role model doesn’t have to be someone achieving success on a world stage. In fact, if you’re living the best life you can, we’d bet you’re already a role model for those around you!  

We’d love to hear who your role models are! Leave a comment with who your role models are and what we can learn from them.

 About Claire

cb.jpgClaire Biggs landed what she thinks is one of the best jobs in the world writing for MTV’s pro-social blog, MTV Act. She’s a writer who watches too much TV and reads even more books. She’s probably on Twitter (@ClaireMBiggs) right now.

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