These Are The Most Influential Women Of 2019

11Sonia Sotomayor

In 2009, she was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by former President Barack Obama. She made headlines as she was the first Hispanic and Latina Justice of the Supreme Court. After being appointed she was noted for being concerned for the rights of defendants and reforms of the criminal justice system.

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12Queen Elizabeth II

She is one of the longest-ruling monarchs in the world. She held her country together in times of war and financial crises. In the 1980s, the monarchy faced criticism and discontent like never before. It reached its peak when Princess Diana died in 1997. Support certainly increased post- 2000s and support for the monarchy is now at its peak. Elizabeth has held her family and nation together through times of peace and war.

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13Emma Watson

Since people saw her as a child actor in ‘Harry Potter’ nobody could’ve imagined that she would become such an outspoken role model for women’s rights. While working she continued her education and earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature in May 2014. She is the was appointed as a UN Women Goodwill ambassador and was the voice that helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe.

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14Oprah Winfrey

This globally known icon started out as a talk show host with ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ only for it to become the highest-rated television program of its kind in history from 1986 till 2011. In her career, she has taken many stands and through her show, she has supported many campaigns and was called “Queen of All Media”. She is also North America’s first black multi-billionaire woman which definitely should be an inspiration for young girls. Many have even called her the greatest black philanthropist in American history.

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15Lady Gaga

She was born Stefani Joanne Angelina and taking inspiration from Madonna she built her musical career around unconventionality, provocative work, and visual experimentations. In 2007 she was under the spotlight with her album ‘The Fame’ and her follow up album ‘The Fame Monster’ in 2009 made her an overnight sensation. In her musical career, she has sold over 30 million albums and even ventured into acting, winning an Oscar for her musical performance in 2018’s ‘A Star Is Born’. She is an avid activist for the LGBTQ community.

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