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The Most Influential Women of 2019  

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List Rules Vote up the women who had the biggest impact in 2019.

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!

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Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Writer, Lawyer
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer, university administrator, and writer who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th U.S. ...more
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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Queen
Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Upon her accession on 6 ...more
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer
Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk ...more
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Judge, Jurist, Lawyer
Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and took the oath of office on August 10, 1993. She ...more
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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, ...more
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Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Politician, Physicist, Scientist
Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German Chanchellor, she is also considered by Forbes ...more
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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added
En Vogue is an American R&B girl group whose original line-up consisted of Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones. Formed in Oakland, California, En Vogue members began ...more
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Natalie La Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added
Natalie La Rose (born 11 July 1988) is a Dutch singer-songwriter and dancer from Amsterdam. In 2013, she signed a recording contract with American rapper Flo Rida's International Music Group ...more
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Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Model, Actor
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is an English actress, model, and activist. Watson rose to prominence as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series, appearing in all eight Harry Potter films ...more
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Activist, Politician
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (born October 13, 1989) is an American activist, community organizer, and democratic-socialist politician. On June 26, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in ...more
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Traci Kochendorfer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
tonysolas99 added Fitness professional, Model, Actor
Traci Lynn Kochendorfer in Dayton, Ohio is an American fitness champion, singer, actress and author. She grew up as a child performer, first performing on stage at the age of two.
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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Amy Boal added Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative ...more
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Jacinda Ardern is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Politician
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a New Zealand politician and a member of the Labour Party's shadow cabinet. She was first elected to parliament as a list MP at the 2008 general election.
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Eve is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
tonysolas99 added Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter
Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper is an American hip hop recording artist and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ...more
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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and ...more
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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter
Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television ...more
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Brandy Norwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer
Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy, is an American R singer-songwriter, record producer, television entertainer, actress, and film producer. In 2009, ...more
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Ashanti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. Ashanti is most famous for her eponymous debut album, which featured the hit song ...more
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Keri Hilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Singer-songwriter, Actor, Dancer
Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent, as a ...more
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Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor
Keyshia Cole is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, businesswoman and television personality. She was born in Oakland, California, and her career began when she met MC Hammer at the ...more
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LeToya Luckett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Record producer, Songwriter, Actor
LeToya Nicole Luckett, known professionally as LeToya, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She was an original member of the R&B group Destiny's Child, with whom she won two Grammy ...more
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Maia Campbell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Actor
Maia Chinassa Campbell is an American film, television actress and model. She is best known for her role as Nicole on the 1994 FOX comedy-drama series South Central and her portrayal of Tiffany ...more
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Mýa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Mýa Marie Harrison, better known as Mýa, is an American hip hop and R&B singer, record producer and actress. Harrison's eponymous debut album with Interscope Records was ...more
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Tatyana Ali is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Television producer, Model, Actor
Tatyana Marisol Ali is an American actress, model and R&B singer, best known for her childhood role as Ashley Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Since January 2010, she has ...more
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Teairra Marí is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential Women of 2019
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor
Teairra Marí is an American singer-songwriter, actress, model, and dancer. At the age of 17, Jay Z signed her to Def Jam and she released her first album, Teairra Marí. After ...more