These 41 Women Trailblazers Are Breaking Down Barriers and Opening Up Opportunities for Others

Read the news, and it’s easy to feel like the cultural divide not just in this country but around the world is deepening beyond repair—as if every step that’s made toward progress is followed by a push toward the old retrograde ways. But there are those among us who see reason for hope. They’re not waiting for things to change around them; they’re toppling the pillars of injustice, owning their power and paving the way for others in the process. They are Adweek’s 2019 Women Trailblazers, and we are honored to celebrate their accomplishments. —Kristina Feliciano