9 Instances Of 2016 That Show How Women Rule The World

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"My persuasion can build a nation. Endless power, with our love we can devour"

In a world where women have to deal with sexism, gender pay gaps, being objectified, sexualized, and so much more, here's a good reminder that women will always be echoing their power with grace, brains, and beauty.


After Rio 2016 Olympics, Simone Biles became the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in vault, ended her Olympic debut with five gold medals, and with her 17th medal in Olympic and world competition, she became the most decorated U.S. gymnast in history.


A 35-week pregnant sports medicine doctor plays superwoman as she carries her 3-year-old daughter on her back while tending to her high school athletes at their football game.


Simone Manuel became the first black woman ever to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming at Rio 2016 Olympics. She represents the sport she competes in, her people, America, and herself.


Moms take care of the kids, while they work, while they cook, while they plan the next move. Multi-tasking moms are pretty much superheroes.


Beyonce has made headlines and won dozens of awards for the past two decades with power girl group Destiny's Child, and then as an unstoppable solo artist. But in 2016, Queen Bey used her star power to deliver politically charged projects and performances and continue to display women's strength and perseverance through her art.


Five months postpartum, this new mom is running a half marathon while pumping breast milk for her baby, who she nursed before leaving to the event, and after she crossed the finish line.


Allyson Felix became the most decorated female track and field Olympian of all time with her ninth Olympic medal at Rio 2016 Olympics.


At the 2016 VMAs, Rihanna was crowned with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award that honors all the culture-shifting visuals she's released throughout her career. Instead of the usual one, big performance that most award winners give, RiRi gave four electrifying performances spread throughout the show.


Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel spearheading the mission of spreading democracy and removing barriers across the globe has earned her titles like Most Powerful Woman in the World and Person of the Year by Forbes and Time. She's used her power against ISIS, guided her country through a recession, and opened Germany's borders to over 1 million immigrants from Syria and other Muslim countries. This woman is one hell of a woman.

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