These Are The Most Influential Women Of 2019

When we think about influential women we think of Queen Elizabeth II among the first. She has been the head of a country since 1952 and is by far the most powerful woman on the planet. Women like her inspire young girls to become something in life. We can even look towards TV show hosts like Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey who became hosts in a time where TV hosts were mostly male.

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This did not stop them and they used their platform to talk about women’s issues and spread awareness. There are many actors and musicians like Lady Gaga and Emma Watson who use their fame and fans to spread awareness about issues that are important to not just women but even whole communities.

1Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This American activist and community organizer made news in 2018 when she won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district by defeating the incumbent, Democratic Caucus Chair Joseph Crowley, who had won continuously for two decades. Since then she has been making news for raising important issues in the House and has been delivering quality speeches. Her victory was truly inspirational to women all over the world.

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2Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama may no longer be the First Lady but she and Barack Obama continue to speak in public and inspire people. Michelle, before becoming the First African-American First Lady, was a lawyer, university administrator, and author. For most of her legal career, she has worked for non-profit organizations. Her books are best-sellers and her she now has the status of a rock-star.

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3Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The American lawyer and jurist is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is the second of four females to be confirmed to the court. She is generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the court and was rather forceful with her dissents at a time when she was the only female Justice in the Supreme Court, which were noted by legal observers and in popular culture. She has fought for gender equality all her life.

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4Angela Merkel

She has been called the most powerful woman in the world and the de facto leader of the European Union. She has been serving as the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and was born in Hamburg in then-West Germany. In 2005 she was appointed Germany’s first female chancellor and by 2014 she was the longest-serving incumbent head of government in the European Union.

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5Ellen DeGeneres

The comedian turned television host has always been an icon and role model for women for decades. Her hit show ‘Ellen’ that started in 1994 was a huge change for TV hosts. She started a new TV talk show called ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in 2003 and it has been running successfully since then. She has been a role model for the LGBTQ community since she came out in 1997.

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