Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys has been chosen by business magazine, FAST COMPANY to join a handful of other women that make up “The League of Extraordinary Women: 60 Influencers Who Are Changing The World.”
In the July/August issue, the Keep A Child Alive co-founder is acknowledged for her philanthropic efforts towards the fight against AIDS, through the provision of medicine, clinics and contraceptives to girls and women in the countries of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
Peep a snippet of her interview down below as well as the full list of women after the jump!
“I started meeting these kids who had been so isolated and alone, and not much younger than me,” says Keys, who is now 31. “It was so deep to me. Leigh [Blake] had a very clear vision, that if we could get these kids the right antiretroviral medication, we could allow them to lead a full life,” she says. “I dedicated myself to that vision right then.”
“When I think of these crazy stories of women in certain countries who are forbidden birth control or protection of any sort,” she says, sighing, “these married women concerned that their husbands have the virus . . . it works out in the worst way for them.” But Keys does what she can to help them avoid that fate: “A year and a half ago,” she remembers, “we did these digital deaths.” [SOURCE]
Check out the FULL LIST HERE, which also includes Laila Ali, America Ferrera, Liya Kebede and Oprah Winfrey.