December 20, 2014
Record number of women in Time’s 100 most influential list
This year’s edition of the Time’s 100 most influential people include 41 women, the most to be ever included in the magazine’s list released today.
Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the US Federal Reserve, pop star Miley Cyrus and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly were among the 41 women considered the world’s most influential.
The list also includes the second appearance of singer Beyoncé, who is featured on the magazine's cover, and the seventh for former US Secretary of State and possible 2016 White House contender Hillary Clinton.
Lesser-known names including Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Kathryn Sullivan a former NASA astronaut and current administrator of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were both featured in the list.
"One of the more striking things about many of the women on this year's list of the world's most influential people is that being the first female or the youngest to triumph in a particular field isn't even the most exciting part of their story," Time staff said of the list, published on the magazine's website.
The 41 women listed topped the previous record of 38 set in 2012.