Dayib is a public health expert and social activist. In 2016, defying many death threats, she became the first woman to run for President of Somalia. Despite not making it to the second round, she has raised awareness of the roles Somalian women are now expecting to fill. Born in Kenya to illiterate Somalian parents, she didn’t learn to read and write until she was 14. At 18 she managed to get to Finland and completed two masters degrees before winning a fellowship to study at Harvard.
Source of Influence: Political
Status: Featured in current year