2 Rhonda Ross Kendrick(Actress and Singer, Best Known as the Daughter of Singer and Actress 'Diana Ross')
3 Bristol Palin(Public Speaker)
4 Glennon Doyle Melton(Author)
The author of New York Times bestsellers such as Untamed and Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton was once described as the patron saint of female empowerment by People magazine. She is also an avid philanthropist, who heads the all-woman non-profit Together Rising, which caters to women and children.
5 Esther Hicks(Writer)
6 Iyanla Vanzant(Motivational speaker)
7 Naomi Wolf(Political writer)
8 Aimee Mullins(First Amputee to Compete Against Able-bodied Athletes in NCAA Events)
Born without fibular bones, Aimee Mullins had to have her legs amputated below the knee as an infant. Undeterred, she grew up to be a Paralympic record-breaker, competing as a track and field athlete with prosthetic legs. She has walked the ramp for Alexander McQueen and has starred in films, too.
9 Jo Anne Worley(Actress)
10 Kathy Garver(Actress)
11 Donna Rice(Author)
12 Ilyasah Shabazz(Author)
13 Jayne Kennedy(Actress)
14 Mel Robbins(Television host)
15 Erin Gruwell(Teacher)
16 Suleika Jaouad(Writer, advocate, and motivational speaker)
17 Anita Sarkeesian(Feminist Media Critic and Founder of 'Feminist Frequency' Website)
Born to Iraqi immigrants to Canada, Anita Sarkeesian later moved to the U.S. and soared to fame as a feminist media critic and YouTuber. Her site Feminist Frequency explores the treatment of women in socio-cultural scenarios. Her Tropes vs Women project invited serious sexist and racist attacks online.
18 Liz Murray(Inspirational speaker)
19 Catelynn Lowell(Television personality)
20 Amy Cuddy(Psychologist)
21 Susan Powter(Motivational Speaker, Nutritionist & Author)
Susan Powter moved from Australia to the U.S. with her parents at 10. While coping with her first divorce, she had gained weight, which eventually motivated her to become a fitness enthusiast. Now a prominent nutritionist, fitness blogger, and talk-show host, she is known for her catchphrase "Stop the Insanity!"
22 Cathy O'Brien(Author)
Cathy O'Brien is an American author and conspiracy theorist. She gained national attention when she claimed that the US government is running a secret program called Project Monarch which is designed to control people's minds. She also claimed that she has been a victim of the program and that Project Monarch was part of the Central Intelligence Agency's Project MKUltra.
23 Julia Butterfly Hill(Environmental Activist)
24 Marie Forleo(Entrepreneur, Motivational speaker)
25 Karen Civil(Social media and digital media marketing strategist)
26 Jessica Feshbach(Former Scientology official known for Scientology spokesperson, Assistant to Katie Holmes)
27 Ann Bancroft(Author)
Ann Bancroft grew up with a learning disability but later became a physical education teacher. She eventually quit her job and scripted history by becoming the first woman to reach the North Pole. She also led the first women’s group that reached the South Pole on skis.
28 Immaculée Ilibagiza(Writer, Motivational speaker)
29 Emily Levine(Humorist)
30 Julie Krone(Jockey)
31 Clemantine Wamariya(Writer, Motivational speaker)
32 Gish Jen(Writer)
33 Bonnie St. John(Skier)
34 Mary Ellen Clark(Diver)
35 Clarina I. H. Nichols(Journalist)
36 Lori Bakker(Former Televangelist, Motivational Speaker and Founder of the 'Lori's House' Organisation)
The wife of televangelist Jim Bakker and The Jim Bakker Show co-host, Lori Bakker had previously led a reckless life. Following five abortions, she switched to spirituality and joined the Phoenix First Assembly. She later formed the Mourning to Joy Ministry, to help women survive post-abortion trauma.