Most influential women who are changing the world
Every year, Time Magazine comes up with a list of most influential people. This can be because of the good they have done in that year like charity works. It could be because of a great impact they had on music. It could be because of playing a unique character in a movie to stand up for something. It could be because of the amount of money they possess. It could be because of the political opinions they have had. Some even show up on the list for being different in ways we may not have ever thought about. And some, like the ones on today’s list, are the firsts! Here are the most influential women who are changing the world!
Young Jean Lee - First Asian-American to write a play on Broadway.
Issa Rae - First black woman to create and star in a premium cable series.
Halima Aden - First hijab-wearing fashion model to walk international runway shows.
Danica Roem - First openly transgender woman to be elected to and seated in a U.S. state legislature.
Madeleine Albright - First woman to become U.S. Secretary of State.
Hillary Clinton - First woman to win a major party’s nomination for President.
Rachel Morrison - First woman to be nominated for an Oscar in Cinematography.
Dominique Crenn - First woman to receive two Michelin stars in the U.S.
Serena Williams - First tennis player to win 23 Grand Slam singles titles in the open era.
Oprah Winfrey - First woman to own and produce her own talk show.
Selena Gomez - First person to reach 100 million followers on Instagram.
Lena Waithe - First black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Simone Askew - First black woman to lead the Corps of Cadets at West Point.
Damyanti Gupta - First female engineer with an advanced degree at Ford Motor Company.
Rita Moreno - First Latina to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.
Aretha Franklin - First woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Barbara Walters - First woman to co-anchor a network evening news program.
Ava DuVernay - First black woman to direct a film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.