7. Carolyn Hartfield & Rue Mapp: Go Outside & Play!


Twenty years ago, Carolyn Hartfield decided to turn a health diagnosis into a challenge. If a picture speaks a thousand words, these images will explain how she did it. The 69-year-old is now a healthy lifestyles coach and leader of adventure outings. You name it; she does it.

Similarly, Rue Mapp is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, which celebrates and inspires African-American connections and leadership in nature. Her goal is to help people take better care of themselves, and she was on the brainstorming team for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

15 Fiercest Sisters of 2017

Rue Mapp, founder of Outside Afro.