In honor of Women's History Month, we're celebrating women who are making history TODAY. It’s no secret Beyoncé is at the top of her game when it comes to music. The superstar singer officially made herstory when her 2013 self-titled album debuted at No. 1, making her the first woman to hit No. 1 with her first five studio albums, according to Billboard.
In 2014, Emma became the youngest women ever to be appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and fights for feminism. In her role, she heavily promotes the He for She Campaign, a movement for gender equality.
Angelina Jolie has proven she’s a devoted humanitarian. After becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency in 2001, she has promoted causes including education, women’s rights and other issues relating to refugees. The Oscar winner has also received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and an honorary damehood of the Order of St Michael and St George among other honors for her work, and has been noted as one of the most influential and powerful people in the entertainment industry.
Aside from her many awards, Taylor made history on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 2014 when her single “Blank Space” hit no. 1 and knocked down her song “Shake It Off.” That move made her the first woman in the 56-year history of Hot 100 to succeed herself at the top spot, according to Billboard.
As the founder of Spanx, Sara became the youngest female billionaire in the world after she launched her now super successful shapewear line.
Veronica wrote her first book, Divergent, during winter break of her senior year. Before she graduated from college at Northwestern University, Divergent became such a success that she sold the publishing rights in 2010 and the film rights to the series mid-March 2011 to Summit Entertainment before the novel was first printed. Divergent went on to rake in over $150 million at the box office.
Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education, who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for insisting girls have the right to education. At 17, she became the youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner in 2014 for risking her life to fight for children’s rights.
Tavi Gevinson has been rocking the fashion world since she was 11, when she launched her fashion blog Style Rookie and became an online sensation. At 15, she shifted her focus and founded Rookie in 2011, a website geared towards teen girls, which centers on pop culture and feminist discussions. Now, in addition to serving as the editor-in-chief of the site, Tavi is also starring in This Is Our Youth on Broadway with Michael Cera.
The Orange is the New Black Star is breaking down barriers as a transgender woman in Hollywood. Not only is she starring on the Netflix show, but, Laverne has become a leader in the trans movement, traveling across the country to speak about it, according to Time.