Anne Hathaway has always spoken out against injustice, using her platform as one of Hollywood’s most respected actresses to voice the concerns of those without one. So it’s not surprising that the Oscar-winning star was officially appointed on Wednesday as a United Nations Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, a title that’ll help her reach milestones for gender equality and, specifically, pass policies that implement the proper balance of childcare and work-life balance.
“I feel honored and inspired by this opportunity to aid in advancing gender equality. Significant progress has already been made, but it is time that we collectively intensity our efforts and ensure that true equality is finally realized,” Hathaway said in a statement. In the past, the actress has visited Kenya and Ethiopia with the Nike Foundation to learn about child marriage, just one of the many projects she’s taken on as an advocate of women’s rights.
“The appointment of Anne is timely because this year UN Women is driving hard to foster more positive mindsets and practical arrangements around workplaces that build and support equality for women,” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, said in a statement.
Hathaway has kept busy since giving birth to her first son, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, in April. The starlet has turned heads at red carpet events for Alice Through the Looking Glass and most recently supported fellow mom Camila Alves at her baby food launch celebration.
That’s one exemplary working mom.