UPDATED: Check out the most influential women of 2020!
From inspirational female celebrities to businesswomen to political activists, women have made a truly amazing impact in 2019! They know that the greatest women in history change the game for the generations that follow in terms of the power and the presence women have in society. Even while much of the news about women in the world has been bleak, there are still women illuminating and addressing systemic problems in the United States and the world.
Young female politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are being voted into places of power and finding ways to be a vocal presence for people who are often overlooked. There are more powerful world leaders who are women making headlines - many of which are written by female journalists difficult topics into perspective for the public. Movements like Me Too continue highlighting the epidemic of sexual violence in Hollywood and elsewhere, gaining ever more momentum as they are spearheaded and supported by female celebrities.
Who are the most inspiring women of 2019? Vote up the most influential women below and feel free to add anyone you think is missing!
Birthplace: New York, New York, USAIvana Marie "Ivanka" Trump (), also known as Yael Kushner (Hebrew: יָעֵל, lit. ibex; born October 30, 1981) is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, author, and reality television personality... more
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Alternative Name: Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham, October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer and public speaker. She was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to... more
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, USAMariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and entrepreneur. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by the Guinness World Records, she is noted for... more
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of AmericaSheryl Kara Sandberg (born August 28, 1969) is an American technology executive, author, and billionaire. She is the chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org. In June 2012,... more
Birthplace: CaliforniaSusan Diane Wojcicki is an American businesswoman and CEO of YouTube.... more
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Alternative Name: Rose McGowanRose Arianna McGowan (born September 5, 1973) is an American actress, activist, writer, and model. After her film debut in a brief role in the comedy Encino Man (1992), McGowan achieved wider... more
Age: 64Virginia Marie "Ginni" Rometty (born July 29, 1957) is an American business executive. She is the current chair, president, and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to head the company. Prior to becoming... more
Birthplace: Adelaide, AustraliaSia Kate Isobelle Furler (born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter, voice actress and director. She started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the mid-1990s in... more
Age: 54Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway (née Fitzpatrick; born January 20, 1967) is an American pollster, political consultant, and pundit who serves as counselor to the president in the administration of U.S.... more
Tomi LahrenPolitical commentatorTomi Lahren (born August 11, 1992) is an American conservative political commentator and former television host. She garnered international attention as the host of Tomi on TheBlaze, particularly for... more
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States of AmericaKirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand (née Rutnik; (listen) KEER-stən JIL-i-brand; born December 9, 1966) is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from New York... more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, CaliforniaAmandla Stenberg (born October 23, 1998) is an American actress. She portrayed Rue in The Hunger Games (2012), Madeline Whittier in Everything, Everything (2017), and Starr Carter in The Hate U Give... more
Birthplace: Mission, CanadaCarly Rae Jepsen (born November 21, 1985) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Mission, British Columbia, Jepsen pursued musical theatre at the Canadian College of... more
Tiffany HaddishComedian, Actor
Birthplace: South Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaTiffany Sarac Haddish (born December 3, 1979) is an American actress, comedian, and author. After guest starring on several television series, Haddish gained prominence for her role as Nekeisha... more
- 220585Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, she first... more
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of AmericaMadonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is... more
Birthplace: Chicago, IllinoisShonda Lynn Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American television producer, television and film writer, and author. She is best known as the showrunner—creator, head writer, and executive... more
Age: 48Federica Mogherini is an Italian politician and diplomat who serves as High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission... more
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USARegina Lee Hall (born December 12, 1970) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her multiple leading roles, most recently in Girls Trip (2017), Little (2019) and Shaft (2019).... more
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of AmericaJessica Michelle Chastain (born March 24, 1977) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her portrayals of strong-willed women in films with feminist themes. Chastain's accolades include... more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaRegina Rene King (born January 15, 1971) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four acting Primetime Emmy... more
- 59183Katherine Langford (born 29 April 1996) is an Australian actress. She is known for playing Hannah Baker in the 2017 Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. ... more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaKesha Rose Sebert (; born March 1, 1987), known mononymously as Kesha (formerly stylized Ke$ha), is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to... more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USAKendall Nicole Jenner (born November 3, 1995) is an American fashion model and television personality. Jenner first came to public attention for appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up... more
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USAKylie Kristen Jenner (born August 10, 1997) is an American media personality, model, businesswoman, and socialite. She has starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians... more