From today's Herald Sun Weekend:
On our list, there are some obvious choices: such as the trio of incredibly courageous women who shared last year's Nobel Peace Prize, including Yemeni activist Tawakel Karman, a true force behind last year's Arab Spring. And Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world's most respected women after more than two decades of fighting for freedom in her country.
And, finally, there are inclusions that may make you wonder. Lady Gaga? Well, she's one of the most powerful women in the entertainment world, whether you like her fashion sense or not. And our own Brynne Edelsten? Read on, and see why we reckon the Melbourne socialite deserves not just a break but a pat on the back.
So, here, in no particular order, are 50 women from Australia and abroad who we (the women of Weekend) reckon are pretty amazing. You will have heard of many of them. And, of course, for everyone on this list, there are hundreds of other champion females we could name, including our mums.