I was reminded of the power of influence in all forms when Emma Watson took the stage at the UN and dazzled us with her impassioned speech on gender equality. I couldn’t help but feel delighted that through J.K. Rowling’s creation, we came to know Hermione Granger on the page and on film, and that this iconic heroine was brought to life by such a solid human being in Emma Watson. To be sure, there’s no better person than the woman who played Hermione to deliver a call to action to millennials. Would the HeForShe campaign, newly created by the UN and undeniably important, have reached as many people if someone else had delivered the speech? It might not have even caught such fire had it been delivered by another celebrity.
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