From Oprah Winfrey to J.K. Rowling, there are 26 women totally taking charge and showing the world how to take center stage….and keep it.
Check out the top 10 of the list below:
Hillary Clinton – In 2016, Hillary Clinton made history as the first candidate to clinch a major party’s nomination for president of the United States.
Michelle Obama – Michelle Obama has been using her role as first lady to combat child obesity since her husband’s first year in office.
Melinda Gates – Through the foundation she co-founded in 2000 and runs with her husband Bill, Gates has shepherded nearly $37 billion in donations to health, education and many other causes.
Beyonce – Beyonce is a household name, and she’s changing the music industry.
Angela Merkel – The chancellor of Germany is a leading figure in European politics, wielding strong influence over world events ranging from the Middle East to European Union financial troubles.
Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift is one of the most sought-after and bestselling artists in the world, with all three of her last albums selling a million or more copies in the first week.
Janet Yellen – As chair of the Federal Reserve, Yellen is known for her logic and straight-forward language.
Oprah Winfrey – Oprah Winfrey has been a media mogul for years, with her show seeing 48 million viewers per week and airing in 150 countries before its final episode.