In 2020, inspirational female leaders are found in every aspect of business, philanthropy, politics, and entertainment. Some of the most influential women have broken the glass ceiling in careers typically dominated by men, while other inspiring women have changed the game by starting their own companies.
Who are the most influential women today? Nancy Pelosi has to be near the top. As the Speaker of the House, Pelosi has a great deal of influence over which policies get pushed to a vote and when to check the balance of power between the other branches of government. Though she is no longer First Lady, Michelle Obama is still a very influential woman. Greta Thunberg, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Halsey are some of the most famous women in the world.
With her new partnership with Apple, Oprah Winfrey has once again returned to a TV platform, which has always been the way she connected with the largest audience. Meghan Markle, Jane Goodall, and Sheryl Sandberg are also world famous women with a great influence.
Who do you think are the most inspiring women of 2020? If we're missing any of the most inspirational women, feel free to add them below. Vote the most influential females up to the top of this list.
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USARuth Bader Ginsburg (March 15, 1933-September 18, 2020) was an American lawyer and jurist who... more on Wikipedia
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