Nina Dobrev talks about women empowerment, says she wants to inspire change

The Vampire Diaries alum spoke about women empowerment and her advice for young girls.

Nina Dobrev talks about women empowerment, says she wants to inspire change

Nina Dobrev is all for women and their empowerment. In a recent interview with Us Weekly, the Vampire Diaries alum spoke about women empowerment and her advice for young girls at the Create & Cultivate conference in Los Angeles.

Talking about her stance on women empowerment, the actress said that she 'supports women', and that she wants to 'bring them up'.

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Actress Nina Dobrev accepts the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Award for 'Vampire Diaries' onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“I support women. I love supporting women. I want to bring women up,” the Reebok x Les Mills Ambassador, 29, told Us Weekly before hitting on the current state of Hollywood’s sweeping sexual harassment scandals that have come to light since October.

“For me, one of the most important things with this whole movement is to make sure that younger women understand that they have the voice and the power to make and instill change in a way that a lot of people.”

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Actress Nina Dobrev attends the VIP sneak peek of the go90 Social Entertainment Platform at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for go90)

The actress also opened up about her views on how to inspire the next generation. “I didn’t know that I had that power when I was 20 years old, and I wish that this movement had happened 10 years ago so that I could have benefited from it earlier. But now that it’s happening, I want to hopefully inspire change with younger women.”

The actress told the publication that she was not aware of her own strengths as a young woman, and was dished on always for being outspoken even though it was “frowned upon” and considered, “bitchy or bossy.” She added: “Now I feel like it’s OK [to speak up] and people are listening instead [of judging].”

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Nina Dobrev attends ELLE's 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration presented by L'Oreal Paris, Real Is Rare, Real Is A Diamond and CALVIN KLEIN at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for ELLE)

She continued to detail the effect of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, saying, “I definitely feel like there’s an energy shift, but it’s the beginning stages. We have a lot more work to do, and it’s very inspiring. I feel like it hasn’t died down. There was a fear for a while there that this was just going to be a fad or a moment, and it’ll pass, and everything will go back to the way it was, but I really don’t think so. I think there’s a fire in everyone’s soul that cannot be put out.”

As previously reported, the Let’s Be Cops actress was one of the many celebrities who wore black in solidarity with #TimesUp at the 2018 Golden Globes in January.

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Blake Anderson and Nina Dobrev attend the Netflix Golden Globes after party at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Netflix via Getty Images)

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