20 Inspiring women making the world a better place for us all

Jan 12, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. ET
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SheKnows combed through hundreds of nominations to select our group of 20 Inspiring Women Making a Social Impact (well, 23, technically!). Here are the women who inspire us all to do more to make the world a better place.

1 /20: Jessica Sutherland, Homeless to Higher Ed

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1/20 :Jessica Sutherland, Homeless to Higher Ed

2 /20: Tamar Manasseh, Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK)

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2/20 :Tamar Manasseh, Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK)

3 /20: Gloria Feldt, Take the Lead

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3/20 :Gloria Feldt, Take the Lead

4 /20: Luvvie Ajayi, The Red Pump Project

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4/20 :Luvvie Ajayi, The Red Pump Project

5 /20: Elisa Kreisinger, Pop Culture Pirate

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5/20 :Elisa Kreisinger, Pop Culture Pirate

6 /20: Molly Barker, Girls on the Run

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6/20 :Molly Barker, Girls on the Run

7 /20: Meredith Walker, Smart Girls

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7/20 :Meredith Walker, Smart Girls

8 /20: Erin Merryn, Erin's Law

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8/20 :Erin Merryn, Erin's Law

9 /20: Nancy Lublin, Dress for Success & Crisis Text Line

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9/20 :Nancy Lublin, Dress for Success & Crisis Text Line

10 /20: Anu Bhagwati, Service Women's Action Network & Yoga for Ve

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10/20 :Anu Bhagwati, Service Women's Action Network & Yoga for Ve

11 /20: Miki Agrawal, SheThinx

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11/20 :Miki Agrawal, SheThinx

12 /20: Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action

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12/20 :Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action

13 /20: Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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13/20 :Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

14 /20: Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

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14/20 :Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

15 /20: Laverne Cox, Equality Activist

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15/20 :Laverne Cox, Equality Activist

16 /20: Isis Anchalee Wenger, #ILookLikeAnEngineer

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16/20 :Isis Anchalee Wenger, #ILookLikeAnEngineer

17 /20: Bree Newsome, Activist

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17/20 :Bree Newsome, Activist

18 /20: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, Black Lives

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18/20 :Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, Black Lives

19 /20: Wendy Davis, Politician

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19/20 :Wendy Davis, Politician

20 /20: Sofia Campos, United We Dream

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20/20 :Sofia Campos, United We Dream