To compile the list, CNN asked its readers, partners, and the organizations it worked with in 2014 to vote for the women most deserving of the accolade. The 15 top vote getters, listed below, were honored by CNN as "The Leading Women of 2014":
- Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize joint recipient
- Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
- Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani, Fields Medal Award Winner
- Kurdish female fighters
- Gemma Mortensen, Executive Director of Crisis Action
- Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesian Minister of Marine and Fishery Affairs
- Mary Lee Berners-Lee, Computer programmer and astronomer
- Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa
- Lupita Nyong'o, Academy Award Winner
- Elizabeth Warren, US senator
- Vian Dakhil, Anna Politkovskaya Award winner
- Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
- Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer
- Shonda Rhimes, Screenwriter, director, and producer
And while we're on the subject...
For more, watch Malala Yousafzai's widely lauded Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. She was the first Pakistani as well as the youngest ever recipient of the Prize.
WYSKR at International CES
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