Time Magazine's top 100 list is almost half women for the first time in history
To mix up the bad news cycle that we seem to be stuck in, Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of this year includes more females than ever before.
"We have 48 women on the list this year, up from 45 last year," Time Magazine's editor in chief and CEO, Edward Felsenthal, told CBS This Morning yesterday.
Felsenthal detailed that when the magazine first started publishing the annual list back in 2004, only 24 women were included.
While he conceded that the magazine's 100 most influential people is "in some ways a reflection of our society", he noted that it was a particularly "amazing year for the women on the list".
The issue, which was published on Wednesday, features an array of women from different industries, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, singer Ariana Grande, actress Sandra Oh, and CBS' Gayle King. The latter, who interviewed the publication's editor in chief, stated that she felt honoured to be included.
"It’s not even noon and I am having a great day," she told Felsenthal. "I am so appreciative and so humbled by this I can’t even begin to tell you."
Additionally, political savants such as former First Lady, Michelle Obama, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, won spots on the coveted list.