Anya Thakur

Teen Celebrity Journalist, UN Women Advocate, Thrive Film and Arts & Entertainment Editor

http://highschool.latimes.com/author/iamanyathakur/
Anya Thakur is an award-winning teen celebrity journalist and UN Women advocate. As a champion for the increased visibility of minorities, she is spearheading the mission to elevate women and diverse voices. In the Los Angeles Times and as the Women’s Voices Editor for Medium, Arts & Entertainment Editor for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global and an Arts & Entertainment journalist for LinkedIn, she celebrates and creates stories of impact and purpose. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... She uses her platform to increase the visibility of women in media, having profiled a host of game-changers from Malala Yousafzai to Oprah Winfrey, Nobel Prize winners and UN Global Goodwill Ambassadors. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and National Student Poets Program in Carnegie Hall and her poetry has won a National Gold Medal as the most outstanding in the nation. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... She works closely with the United Nations, UN Women, We Movement and the Jane Goodall Foundation to build a better future and empower girls globally. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ShePower, a global organization she founded in partnership with MetoWe, hosts self-defense, and language and literature workshops to empower rural women in India such as in Delhi, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Manipur, and is active in the United States and Canada. She leads humanitarian efforts with Myna Mahila to create opportunities for women and girls. Her women's advocacy promotes UN Women's mission to empower women and eradicate inequality. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... As an advocate for UN Women and the first Indian teen to launch a UN Women campaign, she is honored to join the ranks of luminaries like Emma Watson and Angelina Jolie, known for both their body of work and their activism, and create a lasting legacy for this generation. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Through championing women’s voices, Asian American representation and global change as among the nation’s youngest to be involved with the UN on a global level, she has found her voice and aspires to help every potential leader find their own. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Contact: [email protected] Instagram: Anya Thakur @anyaathakur https://www.instagram.com/anyaathakur/
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UN Women Advocate Anya Thakur for The Stanford Daily: The importance of developing a global perspective

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Anya Thakur: What My Work As A UN Women Advocate Taught Me

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Anya Thakur: Shooting with Victoria’s Secret Holiday and Self-Confidence

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Anya Thakur: Shooting with VS Holiday, Women’s Health & Inner Beauty

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UN Women Advocate Anya Thakur: Empower Women & Girls this Holiday

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Anya Thakur: Working with VS Pink, Women’s Empowerment and New Year’s Resolutions

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Anya Thakur: Working with the United Nations, from wishes to actualizing real-world change

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Anya Thakur: Shooting for VS Pink, Supporting Homeless Women in Dallas & Self-Confidence

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Anya Thakur: Supporting Strong Women As A UN Women Advocate and Shooting for Victoria’s Secret Holiday

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Anya Thakur: Girls’ education, equality & empowerment in 2019

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Anya Thakur On Women’s Health and Shooting with Victoria’s Secret Holiday

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Anya Thakur: Taking A Stand As A UN Women Advocate & Destigmatizing Periods

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Anya Thakur: Embracing Myself, Empowerment and Advocating for the United Nations

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Anya Thakur: Working with the UN, Starting ShePower & Self-Confidence in 2018

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Anya Thakur: Effecting change globally with the United Nations

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Anya Thakur: Starting 2019 Shooting for VS Pink and Supporting Homeless Women in Dallas

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Anya Thakur: BTS with VS Pink & Being Empowered By The Women Around Me

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Anya Thakur (the author) above. Image courtesy of Anya Thakur.
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UN Women Advocate Anya Thakur Shining a Light on Diversity: How The Desai Foundation is bringing India to NYC

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Anya Thakur, (the author) left and Andrew Wang, (Columbia University scholar-activist) right.
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Anya Thakur in conversation with Columbia University scholar-activist and lifelong learner on education and activism

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Anya Thakur, (the author) left and Triston Francis, (Student Body Co-President at Harvard Business School) right.
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Anya Thakur in conversation with Student Body Co-President at Harvard Business School on leadership and education

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UN Women Advocate Anya Thakur hails girls’ education

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Anya Thakur on empowering women through furthering the United Nation’s SDGs on International Artists Day

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Anya Thakur: Advocating For Women Globally as a UN Women Advocate, MetoWe Partner & Teen Celebrity Journalist

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UN Women Advocate Anya Thakur on founding a global organization to empower women and working with the United Nations

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