Women We Love on Time’s 100 Most Influential List

by Intern Kelsie

Time has announced its 100 Most Influential People in the World, and we are proud to say, there are some BUSTy ladies on the list.

Here, eight women from the ranks who are doing truly amazing things.

For the full list, click over to Time.


Viola Davis

It has been quite the year for Ms. Davis. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Help, and she has taken many opportunities along the way to discuss the kinds of roles that exist for women of color in Hollywood.


Hillary Clinton

The Secretary of State has been a feminist icon for decades now, and her time in the Obama administration has been intriguing to watch. Plus, she knows how to let loose and can even take a joke at her expense. All while kicking ass and taking names.


Sarah Burton

She stepped in to fill the shoes of the late Alexander McQueen. Burton designed the royal wedding dress and is continuing to produce beautiful, haunting clothes for McQueen’s namesake fashion line.


Anjali Gopalan

An Indian activist, Gopalan left Brooklyn to found the Naz Foundation and aid the development of a strong LGBT community in her homeland. She also runs a home for HIV-positive orphans and continues to advocate for sexual minorities throughout India.


Elinor Ostrom

In 2009, Ostrom became the first female recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics–a field that is traditionally thought of as a boys’ club.


Cecile Richards

President of Planned Parenthood since 2006, Richards is a tireless activist for women’s rights. Especially in light of the year that Planned Parenthood has had, we  are lucky that women like Richards continue to advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights.


Kristen Wiig

BUST favorite and Saturday Night Live castmember, Wiig has hit a career high with the release of her film Bridesmaids. She is one of a troop of funny women that are heralding a lady-age in comedy.


Samira Ibrahim

In the political turmoil of Egypt, Ibrahim was detained by Egyptian soldiers and forced to undergo “virginity tests.” Rather than suffering in silence, she sued the military and continues to speak out for the injustices women suffer in her culture.


Image sources IMDb.com, Us Magazine, the Daily Beast, Global Post, PlannedParenthood.org, The Guardian, the Naz Foundation

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