Who run the world?
Beyoncé called it, and 2017 proved it – girls cannot be brought down, no matter what obstacle is placed in front of them.
2017 has been a year of women taking control and shaping their own future, no matter what situations they face – and oh boy, has there been some serious hardships come our way this year. From the Trump presidency to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it has been a year that would send even the bravest of women spiralling and doubting their power.
However, thanks to a number of strong ladies who have stood up for themselves, women have more than ever this year shown their bravery and success in the face of adversity. So join us in celebrating some of these iconic women and their bad-ass achievements.
Scroll through the gallery below to view all the women who inspired us this year: