This year, as most, has been filled with inspiring women, from a record-breaking number winning seats in Congress like Native Americans Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland to the founder of the Me Too Movement, Tarana Burke, who has been working tirelessly for over a decade to bring help and healing to victims of sexual assault.
Narrowing down to just eight was challenging, but for the sake of not writing a whole novel, here is our list of standout women who inspire us to conquer our fears.
Feeling inspired? Follow in the footsteps of some of these leaders and start your own wave of change. A new year presents a new opportunity to make a commitment to get out of your comfort zone and set out to do something great. Let us know who inspires you in the comments below!