This year’s winners are the epitome of women who are both believers and doers. Whether they’re running for office, leading a business or championing a cause, they are bringing their bold visions to life across the four Women Rule pillars: Running, Leading, Earning and Building.
The 2018 midterms elections saw a wave of women both running and winning. An immigrant from South Korea, Young Kim ran a congressional campaign that challenged what Orange County, Calif., voters expect a conservative Republican candidate to look like. After losing by a slim margin, she quickly decided she wanted a rematch in 2020.
Debra Martin Chase
Strong, passionate and determined women are the common theme in producer Debra Martin Chase’s movies and TV shows. She is an entertainment industry icon and trailblazer — the first African-American woman producer to secure a deal with a major Hollywood studio. Chase’s films champion stories of female empowerment, as in “The Princess Diaries,” “The Cheetah Girls” and, most recently, “Harriet.”