Who Are Glamour's 2016 Women Of The Year Award Winners? This Year Has One Big Twist
Every year there are brave and wonderful women who accomplish some pretty awesome things. From actresses to activists and every job in between, Glamour's Women Of The Year are finally here. They're doing things a little different too. Who are Glamour's Women Of The Year, you ask? These 12 people are definitely deserving of the title, but one of the names might surprise you.
In case you're not familiar, every year since 1990, Glamour Magazine has dedicated an entire issue to women who have accomplished amazing things. In the past, names like Reese Witherspoon and Caitlyn Jenner have made the list, and this year is just as great. There are big names like Zendaya and some that you might not immediately recognize, but are just as influential. They'll all be celebrated at the Women Of The Year Awards on November 14 as well as the November issue of the magazine.
There's one big change to the event this year though. Unlike previous years, Glamour added a man to the list for the first time ever. That's right! Bono will be the first ever Man Of The Year, which is a pretty big deal if you ask me.
“In this historic year for women, Glamour is proud to honor these wonderful and wildly diverse trailblazers,” said Editor-in-Chief of Glamour Cindi Leive. “Each honoree, including our first-ever Man of the Year, Bono, is changing the conversation and the culture, and making life better not just for herself—or himself!—but for all women.”
Gwen Stefani is the cover star for this year, and she's not the only amazing person to make the list either. Here's a list of all the winners, so you can see just how awesome this year has been.
1. Simone Biles
As one of the most talented Olympic gymnasts of the year, it only makes sense that Biles would be on the list.
2. Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi
These three women founded the Black Live Matter movement this year.
3. Emily Doe
Doe is the Stanford sexual assault survivor, who wrote a letter to her attacker that quickly went viral.
4. Ashley Graham
This model and body activist has had one heck of a year, so it makes complete sense that she's on the list.
5. Christine Lagarde
Lagarde is the International Monetary Fund Managing Director and Lifetime Achievement winner.
6. Nadia Murad
As a survivor of genocide, Murad now works as an anti-ISIS activist.
7. Miuccia Prada
Odds are that you already know the name of this designer. She's the businesswoman behind Prada and Miu Miu.
8. Gwen Stefani
Not only have her lyrics struck a cord this year, but she's also a style icon.
On top of singer, actress, and activist, Zendaya also added designer to her list of 2016 accomplishments.
Last but definitely not least, say hello to Glamour's very first Man Of The Year.
I can't think of a more deserving group!
Images: Courtesy Glamour, Mark Seliger, Sam Jones, Miguel Reveriego, Jason Schmidt, Patrick Demarchelier, Gillian Laub, and Victor Demarchelier