By Caitlin Easter
Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the year came out recently, and it’s one of the most diverse and intersectional issues ever. The list also features the most women ever awarded, at almost half of the list being female. There are 48 women featured in this year’s list, which is up from the 45 who were featured last year. The list is made up of pioneers, artists, leaders, icons and titans, and women are representing in each category.
The list is selected every year from a list of candidates who made the largest impacts in the world, good or bad. Nominated by list alumni and voted on by the public, the list embodies the changes that happened throughout the beginning of each year.
This year’s list is made up of strong, groundbreaking women from all walks of life: activists, chefs, athletes, authors, scientists, actresses, singers, models, painters, directors, designers, politicians, a first lady, survivors, journalists, business women, and architects. We see big names such as Sandra Oh, Taylor Swift, Michelle Obama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ariana Grande, but also have the pleasure to learn names that we’re not all familiar with such as Greta Thunberg, Vera Jourova, Jeanne Gang, and Jennifer Hyman. Women are finally starting to be equally represented in different aspects of life, and we’re ready for it!
A full list of this year’s recipients can be viewed at: http://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2019/.