Like every year, TIME magazine highlighted 12 leading and influential women from around the world who have made a significant impact on their communities and fields. These range from industry and government to sports and arts.
Winners are chosen based on how they “have developed in the midst of immense challenges that have inspired them to promote change.” And in this 2023, these figures are to be worshiped on the 8th of March.
Who are TIME Magazine’s Women of the Year 2023?
The current Minister of Racial Equality in the Government of Brazil is the first Latina on this list. Politics became part of his life after Marelle Franco’s sister and adviser was killed in 2018 in the middle of his campaign against police violence and corruption.
Since then, she has used her energy and her status to seek change and justice.
American film actress and director. She is recognized for her roles in biographical films and also for her outstanding role in paving the way for future black women seeking a place in a male-dominated industry.
The Iranian journalist and activist became the most famous dissident of the Islamic regime. As protests continue in Iran, he lives in hiding in the United States. After she denounced the violence against women in her country, she was kidnapped and almost killed, but she continues to act as an activist.
Mexican actress and defender of social justice and women’s right to abortion, the second Latina woman is part of this list. He is now fighting against the repeal of constitutional protections for abortion in the United States.
A Ukrainian activist, she has spent years fighting for the rights of women and the LGBTQA community. But in the middle of the war, his fight has become more invisible and the communities he fights for are more vulnerable.
A singer, songwriter, author, guitarist and producer, she is noted for her work in favor of legal and safe abortion in the United States. He finished his work on his poems.
Originally from Pakistan, she is a climate justice advocate and co-founder of the Free University of Fossils and Polluters Ex.
An Australian film and theater actress, she is noted for being a leader in the field of gender equality in acting, and for breaking stereotypes imposed on the Hollywood industry.
A professional boxer and model, she was the first Somali boxer to compete in the Olympic Games. When not in the ring, she teaches self-defense in London to Muslim women who are more comfortable with their culture among women.
A black American writer, producer, comedian and actress, she is one of the most recognizable figures today for her work in women’s empowerment.
Also known as Pinoe, she is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder or winger for the OL Kingdom of the National Women’s Association. The 37-year-old athlete leads the cause of equal pay between the United States women’s and men’s teams and acts in the LGBTIQ+ community.
An entrepreneur and leader in the executive and corporate world, she is the first woman to hold a top-level position at Suntory Beverage & Food. It has also been recognized for its role in providing women with more representation in senior management positions.