Here Are All The Black Women Honored By Glamour Magazine’s 2020 ‘Women Of The Year’


October 15, 2020

A worthy honor.

Glamour magazine released its 2020 Women of the Year list. The annual awards honors game-changers, trailblazers and rule-breakers, and this year’s list is no different. This year, the lifestyle magazine celebrates 30 years and sought to honor a “new generation of women shaking up the world.” Below, we’ve compiled a list of our favs who were honored. Check it out below.


Regina King

First Black woman to have her film screened at Venice Film Festival in its 87-year history

“I’m going to use my platform right now to say, in the next two years, everything that I produce, I am making a vow – and it’s going to be tough – to make sure that everything I produce, that it’s 50% women.” – Regina King


Photo Courtesy of Emman Montalvan

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Beloved native of Atlanta and 60th mayor of the city 


“It’s difficult for me not to see everything through the lens of my kids, and how they see our city, and how they feel our city. And right now, what I see with my kids is I see a lot of anxiousness. I see a lot of uncertainty, and they are looking to me as their mother, and their friends are looking to me as mayor to make it okay. And I think that’s the responsibility and burden that women often carry. That we’re supposed to be the healers, we’re supposed to make everything okay. That is what I wear. I don’t count it as a negative. I count it as a privilege.” – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Photo Courtesy of Ari Skin


Breonna Taylor

Certified EMT frontline pandemic worker unjustly murdered by Kentucky officers

“Instead, I silence the dribble of Slacks


mute my inboxes

and quietly organize

my Rage to collect your life


in wishes, in what I would want

for you if you were my kin,

my blood, my sibling –


My love,

I wish you the soft hand of prayer…” – For Breonna By Camonghne Felix

Photo Illustration Courtesy of Sarah Olin


Sherrilyn Ifill

Civil Rights Crusader and President/Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense

“Multiracial protest is a demonstration of the vitality of and desire for public life and public engagement. Even when the courts failed, the people have asserted their unrelenting determination to be full citizens. As much as it pains me to see long lines of people, wearing masks, standing on their feet for hours, risking their lives to cast a vote; these images are a snapshot of the nobility of Black people.” – Sherrilyn Ifill


Photo Courtesy of Rog & Bee Walker



The Glamour 2020 Women of the Year list also includes every one of us

“Because through the tears, the fear, and the sourdough that just wouldn’t rise, it’s been all of you who held us together.” – Samantha Barry, Glamour

Artwork Courtesy of Johanna Goodman


To see the full list, click here.

Congratulations to all of the honorees!


Photo Courtesy of Emman Montalvan

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