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As we come to the end of 2019, it’s easy to look back and remember the bad, be it politics or environmental issues. But what is also clear is the role women have had in shaping our world for the better. Take Gina Miller and Baroness Hale, who stopped undemocratic politics in its tracks, or Greta Thunberg who, aged 16, has spearheaded the international climate change movement. There’s Lizzo who has served as a majestic poster child for body-positivity, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge has not only made us laugh and cry, but also proven how popular female-led, nuanced narratives are. Here, we celebrate and recognise 10 women who have influenced the way we live and think in 2019.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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