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50 Women Making the World a Better Place in 2022

Introducing the Badass 50 — leaders, activists, actresses, and more who are giving us hope in a hopeless time.

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Sana Amanat Is Changing the Marvel Universe-Starting With a Muslim, Female Superhero

Sana Amanat clues us in on what she wants to accomplish in the comic book industry.

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Badass Woman: Senior Tech Engineer and Diversity Advocate Erica Joy Baker

This tech industry powerhouse talks about the importance of inclusion in the workplace and how she's succeeded in the industry.

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Better Things' Pamela Adlon on The Importance of Debate

Better Things' creator and star Pamela Adlon opens up about the benefits of healthy disagreement.

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Laura Dern Interviews Boundary-Breaking MIT Scientist Neri Oman

Oxman is lauded for blending design, biology, and technology

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Transgender U.S. Army Captain Jennifer Peace Opens Up About Defending Her Country and Her Rights

Peace tells what it means to be able to defend her country.

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Classically Trained Painter Elizabeth Colomba Paints the Women Art History Ignored

"Don't wait for encouragement, don't wait for inspiration, don't wait for your muse. Show up to your easel, page, or instrument,...

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This Yukon Vet's Day Job Includes Life-Or-Death Animal Encounters You Wouldn't Believe

"The scariest thing was that between me and the 1,200-pound bear was my daughter looking at me too," says Dr. Michelle Oakley.

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This National Geographic Executive Producer Wants to Show You to the Most Hostile Places on Earth

Martha Holmes's new series Hostile Planet celebrates animals that survive in extreme climates.

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The Woman Working to Make Apple More Sustainable

Thanks to Lisa Jackson and her team, Apple's global operations now run on 100 percent renewable energy.

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Diane Von Furstenberg Went Extra-Big for Her 10th Annual Awards

Gloria Steinem, Karlie Kloss, and more all came to celebrate.

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This 13-Year-Old Created A Device That Could Have a Huge Impact on the Flint Water Crisis

Two years after she introduced her invention, Gitanjali Rao is working with other scientists in the industry to take it to market.

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Alex Morgan on the Wage Gap in Sports: “The Narrative Is Changing”

Alex Morgan is leading the fight for pay parity in women's soccer. "It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there and ask for what...

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Planned Parenthood's President Says It's "Terrifying" How Health Care Has Become Political

Approximately 8,000 patients a day are served by Planned Parenthood, and when they walk through the doors, they aren't making a political...

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Katie Couric and the Leaders of #SeeHer Talk Women's Equality in Media

"If you can see her, you can be her," is the org's motto.

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How This College Student Is Fighting to End Period Poverty

"Menstrual hygiene is not a privilege, it's a right," says Period founder Nadya Okamoto.

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Scandal Star Bellamy Young Says Her Character Taught Her "Swagger"

She was the first female president of the United States, how could it not?

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After Confronting Senator Jeff Flake in an Elevator, Ana Maria Archila Grapples With Her Public Role

An InStyle "Badass Woman," Ana Maria Archila talks about how her life as an activist changed after that one very viral moment.

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Why The Founder Of Tatcha Didn't Take a Salary For the First Nine Years

Victoria Tsai built giving back into the backbone of her company from the start.

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Meet the Music Mogul Bringing Motown Back

And see why she's the woman to do it.

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What it's Like to Be a NASA Engineer

"The sky is the limit, but for those of us that work in aerospace, the sky is just the beginning," says NASA systems engineer Farah Alibay.

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Simone Biles' Biggest Career Obstacle Is Actually So Relatable

The star athlete opens up about her biggest triumphs, personal challenges, and looking outside her own sport for inspiration.

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The U.S. Military Spends More on Erectile Dysfunction Meds Than Trans People's Healthcare

Army Captain Jennifer Peace breaks down the "trans ban" and how it stands to "remove this vulnerable population's largest...

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Meet Jane West, CBD Entrepreneur

Jane West, dubbed the Martha Stewart of Marijuana, launched an eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand and founded the cannabis industry's largest...

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How Melinda Gates Gets the Job Done

"I had to learn how to be myself in this culture and see if I could succeed," says the philanthropist.

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6 Women Making Sure Workplace Equality Isn't Just for the C-Suite

"All workers - no matter where they work or what they earn - deserve to be treated well," says activist Mónica...

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It is a Wild Time to Be a Presidential Historian

"There is a yearning for people to know that there have been other times in history that have been as troubling as this and that we came out...

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Natasha Lyonne On Why She's Looking Forward to 50

"It's kind of a false idea that the teen years and the twenties are the best for women," the actress and director says.

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