Time magazine has dropped its Women of the Year list! The popular magazine has revealed the names of the twelve extraordinary leaders who are working toward a more equal world. Cate Blanchett, Angela Bassett and Phoebe Bridgers are among the twelve women on Time’s list.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Time will host its second annual Women of the Year Gala on International Women’s Day, March 8, in Los Angeles. Continue reading further to know the names of the trailblazing women who have made it to Time’s Women of the Year list.
Time magazine has revealed the Women of the Year list
It’s about time for Time magazine to reveal its Women of the Year list. Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Angela Bassett, Phoebe Bridgers, Quinta Brunson, soccer player Megan Rapinoe and many others have made it to Time’s Women of the Year list.
In a joint statement, Time Executive Editor Naina Bajekal and Senior Editor Lucy Feldman said, “Our annual Women of the Year list examines the most uplifting form of influence by spotlighting leaders who are using their voices to fight for a more equal world.”
They went on to say, “The 12 women featured on this year’s list come from across the globe and have made significant impact in their respective communities and fields, from activism and government to sports and the arts.”
Take a look at Time’s 2023 Women of the Year list
- Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett is a Hollywood actress and UNHCR ambassador. The Australian star is one of the greatest performers of her generation. Over the years, she has starred in movies such as Notes on a Scandal (2006), I’m Not There (2007), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), Carol (2015), and Tár (2022).
- Ayisha Siddiqa
Ayisha Siddiqa is an environmental and human rights defender who comes from a tribal community in Northern Pakistan. The 24-year-old Pakistani human rights and climate defender is the co-founder of Fossil Free University and Polluters Out.
- Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe is a soccer star and champion of equal pay. She plays as a winger for the OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), as well as the United States national team. The athlete has inspired many women across different fields to demand equal pay. This year, she is going to play her final World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
- Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe Bridgers is a musician, record producer and actress. She launched her music career nearly 5 years ago. She is singing her truth. She is well aware of the fact that her voice has power. The singer is best known for her hit songs like Motion Sickness, I Know The End, Moon Song and Sidelines.
- Quinta Brunson
Quinta Brunson is a writer, producer and actress. She is well-noted for creating, executive producing, co-writing, and starring in the ABC comedy series Abbott Elementary. She shot to fame after her Instagram series Girl Who Has Never Been on a Nice Date came out.
- Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett is an actress. She is known by viewers for her work in movies and television shows since the late 1980s. The turning point in her acting career came when she played the role of singer Tina Turner in the movie What’s Love Got To Do With It.
Bassett has essayed the character of Queen Ramonda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).
- Makiko Ono
Makiko Ono is the incoming CEO of Suntory Beverages. As of this moment, the estimated worth of Suntory Beverages is somewhat around $10.4 billion. Right now, Suntory is the most valuable company under female leadership in Japan, where less than 1% of the top stratum of listed firms have a woman as CEO.
- Masih Alinejad
Masih Alinejad is an Iranian dissident journalist, author, and women’s rights activist. At the moment, she works as a presenter/producer at VOA Persian Service, a correspondent for Radio Farda, a frequent contributor for Manoto television, and a contributing editor for IranWire.
Over the years, Masih has openly talked about the restrictions on women in Iran. She has bagged many awards including the 2015 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy women’s rights award, the Omid Journalism Award from the Mehdi Semsar Foundation, and a “Highly Commended” AIB Media Excellence Award.
- Verónica Cruz Sánchez
Verónica Cruz Sánchez is a reproductive rights activist. She became the first Mexican human rights activist to be awarded the Defender of Human Rights award from Human Rights Watch. Right from a very young age, she has been working to decriminalize and de-stigmatize women’s decisions over their bodies and reproductive rights.
• Olena Shevchenko
Olena Shevchenko is an activist and leader of war efforts for women and LGBTQI communities in Ukraine. In the year 2017, she co-founded the Kyiv-based nonprofit Insight to support women and LGBTQI communities. As of right now, she is one of the most popular advocates in Ukraine.
• Anielle Franco
Anielle Franco is Brazil’s Minister of Racial Equality. This Brazilian politician has been Minister of Racial Equality in the second cabinet of Lula da Silva since 11 January 2023. Her key task is to make sure Lula’s government delivers on his promise of equality for Black and Indigenous Brazilians.
• Ramla Ali
Ramla Ali is a professional boxer and refugee advocate. In addition to this, she is also a model. She is the first Somali boxer to compete at the Olympic Games. The Somalian professional boxer is currently a global brand ambassador for Cartier & Christian Dior.
In the year 2018, Ali started Sisters Club, a nonprofit organisation that offers boxing lessons to women who don’t usually enjoy access to the sport: those from ethnic or religious minority backgrounds, as well as survivors of domestic abuse. From that point on, Sisters Club has expanded to four locations in London.
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