On this International Women’s Day, we wanted to honor the inspiring women who have sparked real change for the better in this last turbulent year. 

Of course, we cannot possibly name all of the women whom we so deeply admire, but wanted to share the names of some who are leading by example  (in no particular order). 

Gitanjali Rao

For showing that true influence can happen at any age, as a brilliant scientist and TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year at just 15 years old.

Sara Mora

For amplifying the voices of young Undocumented Americans, as a leading force in the fight for immigrants’ rights.

Alice Wong

For bringing disability rights to the forefront in the media and cultural landscape, and showing us how to be better allies. 

Andrea Jenkins

For her powerful work at the intersection of LGBTQ politics and racial injustice, as the first Black, openly transgender woman to be elected to public office in the US. 

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

 for exhibiting constant fearlessness, taking a stand against establishment politicians, and always proving the power of grassroots organizing.

Loujain Al-Hathloul

For her bravery in standing for justice as a former political prisoner and Saudi women’s rights activist.

Jane Fonda

For using her platform to empower activists to fight against our Climate Crisis.

Stacey Abrams

For working tirelessly to advocate for and protect our voting rights.

Kathrin U Jansen

For leading the research and development to make COVID-19 vaccinations a reality.

Naomi Osaka

For inspiring little girls everywhere, and championing anti-racist activism both on and off the court.

Kamala Harris

For making history as the first woman of color to lead in the White House.

Jessica Ladd

For protecting all women by changing the way we report and discuss sexual assault with her innovative platform Callisto.

Sanna Marin

For showing us that fighting COVID-19, tackling climate change, and reforming social justice can be prioritized simultaneously, as the Prime Minister of Finland.

Amanda Gorman

For capturing our minds and our hearts with the elegance of her words, as the youngest inaugural poet in US history.

Shaway Yeh

For proving to us that sustainability can exist in the fashion industry, as a pioneer of the sustainable fashion movement in Asia.

Samira Nasr

For refreshing the fashion media landscape, as the first-ever Black editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar.

Breonna Taylor

Because we will still #SayHerName until this innocent medical worker gets the justice she deserves.

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