The past decade saw a number of women reach extraordinary heights in their profession or career.
It was an inspiring decade, one full of exultant triumphs and astonishing defeats.
Through it all, these 7 #women stood their ground and showed us their true metal.
They have played a vital role in transforming the landscape of their careers and here are the reasons why.
1. Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s run for president was one of the most awe-inspiring events of the last decade.
Never before did a female politician manage to garner so much support and momentum in a presidential run.
She was largely expected to win the Democratic nomination and would’ve broken ground as the first woman President.
Ultimately she did not win but continues to serve the government in the critical role of US Secretary of State.