1. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden who has inspired thousands of students around the world to strike against climate change inaction.
2. Parisa Pourtaherian, a photographer who shoots soccer matches in Iran, where women generally aren't allowed in soccer stadiums.
3. Thelma Fardin, an Argentine actor who started a national conversation about sexual harassment and abuse in her country.
6. Johanna Toruño, aka the Unapologetically Brown Series, a New York–based street artist using public spaces to tell the stories of people of color.
7. Kheris Rogers, a 12-year-old in Los Angeles who started her own fashion line after she was bullied for her dark skin.
8. Macarena Sánchez, an Argentine soccer player who is fighting for women soccer players to be recognized as professionals in the country.
9. Yagazie Emezi, a Nigerian photographer documenting life in Africa with a focus on women and their stories.
10. Dani Burt, a World Adaptive Surfing champion from the US.
11. Maria Qamar, aka Hatecopy, a Canadian artist who draws pop art featuring desi women.
12. Kimiko Nishimoto, a 90-year-old Japanese grandmother who takes amazing self-portraits.
13. Madeline Stuart, the world's first professional model with Down syndrome, from Australia.
14. Charlotte Allingham, an Indigenous Australian illustrator whose art focuses on Indigenous women.
Saori Ibuki contributed additional reporting to this post.