The Women Who We Predict Will Take 2014 By Storm
We've already covered the 15 women who won 2013, and with the New Year, we're ready to introduce the new guard.
These women are today's movers and shakers, whose decisions in the board room, on the stage, in the court room and across the country are impacting how 2014 will pan out for everyone. #BestYearEver
Hillary Clinton, The Woman Most Likely To Outrun A Man
With the next presidential election just two years away, Hillary Clinton has the political world in a will-she-or-won't-she tizzy, but most aren't waiting for her answer. Last year, major power players joined a super PAC to support her potential run, which has Democrats gleeful and Republicans shaking in their (cowboy) boots.
We're just two years out from 2016, which means that in 2014, Hillary will either be gearing up for a campaign or continuing her post-Secretary of State philanthropic work, a la hubby Bill (ever heard of him?).
Samantha Power, The Woman Most Likely To Make Honor Roll
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In 2013, Samantha Power became the youngest-ever ambassador to the United Nations. Now, as the head liaison between America and the UN, expect Power to play a key role in the United States' evolving overseas presence.
In a recent Elle article, one of Power’s cohorts determined that she was either “intense or asleep.” We can't wait to see what exciting moves and bold decisions this humanitarian makes in 2014.
Kerry Washington, The Woman Most Likely To Pop
With a successful show on the air and a baby on the way, 2014 could be shaping up as Kerry Washington's best year yet (and let's hope Olivia Pope has similar happiness in her future, given that, you know, her mom is a terrorist, her dad has totally been ousted as most evil dude in DC and her lover, the president, is still the president).
This Miu Miu muse will likely shape maternity fashion over the course of the next nine months as she continues to act, walk the red carpet and serve on the board to V-Day.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Woman Most Likely To Wear The Pants In The Relationship
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The nation's second female Supreme Court Justice made plenty of headlines in 2013 — some for her staunch support of marriage equality, but others for her geriatric state (at 80 years young, she's the oldest member of the court that will have three others over the age of 77 by the time Obama's second term ends).
The year 2014 marks Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 21st year on the highest court of the land, and people have already started musing as to whether Bader Ginsburg will continue to preside over this nation's most pressing legal matters, or opt to step down in order to ensure that President Obama will have the chance to nominate another liberal judge to SCOTUS.
Also, she's the Notorious RBG — proof that it's cool to be a badass on the bench.
Miley Cyrus, The Woman Most Likely Not To Surprise Us At All
Mostly because I want to see what crazy sh*t she does next…
…But also because “Wrecking Ball” is actually an amazing song (don't judge me) and Miley's pixie cut was the hottest hairstyle of 2013, converting everyone from Beyoncé to J.Law. Love it or hate it, Miley's trendsetting ways (and tongue-wagging Instagram selfies) will likely continue into 2014.
Kathleen Sebelius, The Woman Most Likely To Clean Up A Man's Mess
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Obama's healthcare legislation rollout was termed by various pundits as “disastrous,” and in 2014, it will be up to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to convince the nation of the program's ability to administer better care to the populous — or figure out a way to say “Sorry, we suck” to the 316 million Americans/11 state attorney generals who recently sent a letter to Sebelius accusing the Obama administration of breaking the law for making changes to the healthcare overhaul without congressional approval.
Wendy Davis, The Woman Most Likely To Make The News
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This Texas state senator first garnered national attention with her 11-hour filibuster of anti-abortion legislation, jumpstarting what looks like it will be a very prominent political career. But her success won't likely be limited to 2013; this year, Wendy Davis is running (in pink sneakers!) in the competitive Texas gubernatorial race.
If she and fellow state senator Leticia Van de Putte are successful in their respective primaries, it will be just the fifth time in 20 years that a party has nominated a women-only governor and lieutenant governor ticket.
Joan Smalls, The Woman Most Likely To Be Your Girl Crush
An Elle cover, couture campaign and a seriously steamy Yoncé music video… I think we should all watch this supermodel (and watch, and watch some more) in 2014.
Joan Smalls also stands head and shoulders above her peers, both literally and figuratively — this 5'10.5'' Puerto Rican stunner was listed as Forbes' eighth highest-paid model of 2013.
Cindy Holland, The Woman Most Likely To Make Us Watch Her
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While you might not recognize her name, you've definitely seen Cindy Holland's work over the last year. As the VP, Original Series of Netflix, Holland heads the site's push into original content, producing cult hits “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards.”
Holland has spoken publicly about her crusade to double Netflix's original content in 2014, and if she can continue to scout for these binge-worthy shows, then we're officially wishing her the best year ever.
Lindsey Vonn & Cynthia Rowley, The Women Most Likely To Steal The Show At Sochi
In a perfect blend of sartorial and sports, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn has teamed up with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley to design helmets for female athletes. Vonn will compete safely and in style at Sochi in just a few weeks, rocking one of the collab's snow leopard prints.
Also, women working together is what 2014 is all about. Onward!
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