INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY & TIME’S 100 WOMEN

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Sunday, 8 March 2020

Today is International Women’s Day 2020. International Women’s Day is celebrated throughout the world on March 8 in honour of women and the achievements of women throughout the history

The Time Magazine “Person of the Year” used to be the “Man of the Year,” and while there have been women featured since the 1999 shift — the most recent recipient was climate activist Greta Thunberg — the magazine now wants to highlight 100 “Women of the Year” who shaped history, even when they weren’t being honoured for it contemporaneously.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 on Thursday, 5th March Time rolled out its “100 Women of the Year,” a project that gives a unique cover to each honouree and, like “Person of the Year,” grants them a write-up from some of the most notable modern contributors. For instance, Natalie Portman penned the profile of 1962’s honouree, Jacqueline Kennedy and Olivia Wilde wrote about 1992’s Sinead O’Connor. A special print edition of the magazine features a pull-out poster with all 100 new covers, which also live online along with the essays.

“We looked back in history and wanted to acknowledge the women that history hasn’t always recognized or looked at,” editor Kelly Conniff told TheWrap prior to the announcement of the list. She attributed that lack of recognition to “the way the world worked” for so long, but noted her team’s goal has been “to kind of celebrate, acknowledge and recognize and find the women that deserve to have their moment on the cover of Time.”

“We decided to do an original cover for every single woman who had not been honoured as a ‘Person of the Year’ previously,” added senior editor Emma Barker. “We started in 1920 going up through 2019 … We have 100 covers, all featuring these women, and they’re designed to fit the era of the year they were featured. All the ’20s are charcoal drawings, like they really were in the ’20s, like the old-time covers. They go through the design theme of each era.”

The project was conceived with filmmaker Alma Har’el while the honourees were selected by Time editors along with Har’el  and a committee of influential women across different fields, including Katie Couric, Soledad O’Brien, Lena Waithe, MJ Rodriguez, Elaine Welteroth, Amanda Nguyen, Zazie Beet  and former editor in chief of Time Nancy Gibbs.

Here’s the full list of honourees:

THE 100 WOMEN OF THE YEAR:

1              1920 The Suffragists

2              1921 Emmy Noether

3              1922 Xiang Jingyu

4              1923 Bessie Smith

5              1924 Coco Chanel

6              1925 Margaret Sanger

7              1926 Aimee Semple McPherson

8              1927 Queen Soraya Tarzi

9              1928 Anna May Wong

10           1929 Virginia Woolf

11           1930 Martha Graham

12           1931 Maria Montessori

13           1932 Babe Didrikson

14           1933 Frances Perkins

15           1934 Mary McLeod Bethune

16           1935 Amelia Earhart

17           1936 Wallis Simpson

18           1937 Soong Mei-ling

19           1938 Frida Kahlo

20           1939 Billie Holiday

21           1940 Dorothea Lange

22           1941 Jane Fawcett and the Codebreakers

23           1942 The Resisters

24           1943 Virginia Hall

25           1944 Recy Taylor

26           1945 Chien-Shiung Wu

27           1946 Eva Perón

28           1947 Amrit Kaur

29           1948 Eleanor Roosevelt

30           1949 Simone de Beauvoir

31           1950 Margaret Chase Smith

32           1951 Lucille Ball

33           1952 Queen Elizabeth II

34           1953 Rosalind Franklin

35           1954 Marilyn Monroe

36           1955 The Bus Riders

37           1956 Golda Meir

38           1957 Irna Phillips

39           1958 China Machado

40           1959 Grace Hopper

41           1960 The Mirabal Sisters

42           1961 Rita Moreno

43           1962 Jacqueline Kennedy

44           1963 Rachel Carson

45           1964 Barbara Gittings

46           1965 Dolores Huerta

47           1966 Stephanie Kwolek

48           1967 Zenzile Miriam Makeba

49           1968 Aretha Franklin

50           1969 Marsha P. Johnson

51           1970 Gloria Steinem

52           1971 Angela Davis

53           1972 Patsy Takemoto Mink

54           1973 Jane Roe

55           1974 Lindy Boggs

56           1975 American Women

57           1976 Indira Gandhi

58           1977 Judith Heumann

59           1978 Lesley Brown

60           1979 Tu Youyou

61           1980 Anna Walentynowicz

62           1981 Nawal El Saadawi

63           1982 Margaret Thatcher

64           1983 Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

65           1984 bell hooks

66           1985 Wilma Mankiller

67           1986 Corazon Aquino

68           1987 Diana, Princess of Wales

69           1988 Florence Griffith Joyner

70           1989 Madonna

71           1990 Aung San Suu Kyi

72           1991 Anita Hill

73           1992 Sinead O’Connor

74           1993 Toni Morrison

75           1994 Joycelyn Elders

76           1995 Sadako Ogata

77           1996 Ruth Bader Ginsburg

78           1997 Ellen DeGeneres

79           1998 J.K. Rowling

80           1999 Madeleine Albright

81           2000 Sandra Day O’Connor

82           2001 Wangari Maathai

83           2002 The Whistleblowers

84           2003 Serena Williams

85           2004 Oprah Winfrey

86           2005 Melinda Gates

87           2006 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

88           2007 Lilly Ledbetter

89           2008 Michelle Obama

90           2009 Malala Yousafzai

91           2010 Nancy Pelosi

92           2011 Tawakkol Karman

93           2012 Pussy Riot

94           2013 Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi

95           2014 Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

96           2015 Angela Merkel

97           2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton

98           2017 The Silence Breakers

99           2018 Maria Ressa

100         2019 Greta Thunberg

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…the acknowledgement of women’s achievements

 

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Why can’t pirates recite the alphabet?

Because they always get lost at C.

 

LOVE IS…

Love is… the feeling that you feel when you feel the feeling that you never felt before

 

 

 

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