Fergie Leads Glamour Women of the Year

Brittny Drye

Fergie on GlamourGlamour has released their Women of the Year list, and the lovely leading lady is Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known as Fergie.

She can do it all -- sing, dance, act, fashion -- and she does it with an intoxicating girl power attitude.

Check out the other women that made this prestigious list:

Katie Spotz, The Adventurer
Made the List Because: She rowed the Atlantic for 70 days, alone, to raise awareness for clean drinking water.
Her Words of Wisdom:
“My hope is to make people realize they’re capable of so much more than they think.”

Julia Roberts, The Class Act
Made the List Because: Phenomenally gorgeous, inside and out. She's been hugely successful, yet remains one of the most down-to-earth people in Hollywood and a dedicated mother.
Her Words of Wisdom: “It’s all about the home.”

Queen Rania of Jordan, The 21st Century Queen
Made the List Because: She uses her power in today's social networking world to raise awareness for serious issues that plague our society.
Her Words of Wisdom: “It’s about justice. There are 600 million girls [in the developing world; many are] shackled by housework or work in factories; many fall victim to early marriage, sexual abuse, HIV. So I push for girls’ education because it works. Girls’ wages can go up by 20 percent for every year of education [past fourth grade]. Look at any country that’s plagued with poverty, disease, or violence; the antidote is girls. Girls are the antibodies to many of society’s ills.”

Dr. Hawa Abdi & Her Daughters, The Saints of Somalia
Made the List Because: In one of the world's most violent countries, she holds her ground as an ob-gyn, saving lives on a daily basis while risking her own.
Her Words of Wisdom: Women can build stability. We can make peace.”

Constance McMillen, The Accidental Activist
Made the List Because: The brave teen stood up to society when her school wouldn't allow her and her lesbian partner to attend the school prom, giving hope to the gay community.
Her Words of Wisdom: “I was raised to always be proud of who you are.”

Donatella Versace, The Design Diva
Made the List Because: Her clothes give women a sense of empowerment, and she creates them for the real woman -- beautiful curves and all.
Her Words of Wisdom: “A well-cut dress can help you reach your goals. It’s a weapon.”

Female Heads of State, The Chosen Ones
Made the List Because:
Literally, the most powerful women on Earth. They tackle the most difficult issues our world faces, fighting for them to be resolved for the next generation.
Words of Wisdom: "As a woman, my style defines my leadership. It’s a gentler, more compassionate approach,” says Kamla Persad-Bissessar, prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago. “I consult, I listen, and I compromise where it’s in the best interest of the citizens.”

Lindsey Vonn, Mia Hamm, & Lisa Leslie, The Game Changers
Made the List Because: The talented athletes have paved the way for female athletes.
Words of Wisdom: “When my teammates and I stepped onto the field, it wasn’t just about us,” says Hamm. “We also played for all the girls in the stands and all their moms who didn’t get the opportunities we did.”

Cher, The Legend (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Made the List Because: Even at the age of 64, she's still wowing audiences and refuses to be anything but herself.
Words of Wisdom: "My grandmother was working out at the gym until she was 88, I want to last that long too. Maybe not in five-inch heels. But we’ll see.”

Think these women deserve to be on this list? Do these women make you feel empowered? Who else would you liked to have seen honored?

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