Sammy Nickalls
April 16, 2015 10:29 am

It’s that time of year, folks. Today, TIME revealed its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Divided into “titans,” “pioneers,” “artists,” “leaders,” and “icons,” the list included a fabulous range of amazing, powerful females, and we could not support it more.

Our fave part, though, was how much women-supporting-women we saw on the 2015 list. Each person chosen on the list has a little write-up about them written by another notable influencer — and there were SO many ladies giving each other big-time props. From Jill Abramson praising the amazing Emma Watson, to Mariska Hargitay lauding her #1 fan T-Swift, we loved how many ladies were patting other ladies on the back in writing. Here are a few of our fave girl power moments.

Misty Copeland – ballet’s breakout star

“Misty proves that success is not about how you grow up or the color of your skin. Her story — of overcoming personal and physical challenges to become a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre — is the story of someone who followed her dreams and refused to give up. In that way, she is a model for all young girls. It doesn’t matter where you’re from. If you have the passion like Misty, you can be the best at what you do.” – Nadia Copeland

Emma Watson – inclusive inspiration

“Emma Watson’s alter ego Hermione Granger would doubtless approve of her HeForShe campaign and its gutsy, smart take on feminism. . . . And apparently she lives by it. Although she is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses, she has spoken out about the paucity of female directors in Hollywood.” – Jill Abramson

Reese Witherspoon – Hollywood power player

“. . . The reason Reese is on this list is that she is no longer just a talented and famous actress. She is an icon . . . Reese is an artist, but she is also a hustler, a quality I first recognized in her the first time I met her. She’s impatient that Holywood won’t generate the kind of quality roles she wants to play, so she creates quality roles by creating quality movies. That resourcefulness is what makes her someone I not only admire, but someone who inspires me. And that is influence.” – Mindy Kaling

Aura Elena Farfan – Guatemala’s truth seeker

“Aura Elena has shown remarkable courage — and she gets results. Some of the former soldiers who committed the massacre at the village of Las Dos Erres in 1982 — which Aura Elena has been investigating for many years — are now behind bars. She is an inspiration.” – Almudena Bernabeu

Laverne Cox – transgender icon

“Not all trans kids are . . . lucky. And for them, having someone as visible and strong as Laverne Cox to look up to is inspiring. She’s done so many amazing things — not just acting on Orange Is The New Black but also loving herself enough to share her story with the world. She’s a pioneer for our community.” – Jazz Jennings

Julianna Margulies – An advocate on and off the screen

“[Julianna] puts her heart and soul into every issue she cares about. She’s not afraid to dream big and do what she loves, whether it’s in her acting career, in her advocacy, or being a mom. It’s because of women like Julianna that I know we can and will change the world.” – Kristen Gillibrand

Amy Schumer – the honesty bomb

“When you wished the funny ones were also kind, when you wondered why none of the clever ones had real guts, and when you wanted sexy to look like something properly glamorous and more interesting than an action figure, it was Amy you were dreaming up.” – Tilda Swinton

Audra McDonald – the angelic voice

“I knew from the moment I heard [Audra’s] angelic voice that I was in the presence of greatness, and my thoughts about her only intensified when I saw a glimpse of her amazing heart. I am proud to call myself her fan — and to call her my friend.” – Carrie Underwood

Marie Kondo – Organizer in chief

“What I love most about her method is the respect she suggests we show our soon-to-be-departed possessions. If they don’t ‘spark joy’ in our hearts, as she puts it, then we should pause to acknowledge our memories together and let them spark joy for someone else. To show you how serious my respect for Ms. Kondo is: if I ever get a tattoo, it will say, Spark Joy!” – Jamie Lee Curtis

Obiageli Ezekwesili – #BringBackOurGirls leader

“It has been a year, and the girls haven’t been rescued, but [Obiageli] has made a difference by speaking about it. Not just speaking, but shouting. I know some people will say she is too loudmouthed. The loud mouth is needed. People hear it.” – Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe

Elizabeth Warren – progressive champion

“Elizabeth Warren’s journey from janitor’s daughter to Harvard professor to public watchdog to U.S. Senator has been driven by an unflagging determination to level the playing field for hardworking American families like the one she grew up with in Oklahoma. She fights so hard for others to share in the American Dream because she lived it herself.” – Hillary Clinton

Samantha Power – enemy of despots

“As America’s U.N. ambassador, she has been a powerful friend to the displaced and downtrodden and a foe of dictators and despots. She has seen how hard it is to compel the world to act, but she has never stopped defending the values America holds dear. I once regarded Samantha Power as a critic. Now I am proud to call her a friend.” – Madeleine Albright

Hillary Clinton – realist and idealist

“Women who advocate for other women are often pigeonholed and pushed to the margins. That hasn’t happened to Hillary, because when she’s standing up for the rights of women and girls, she is speaking not only of gender but also of justice and liberty . . . It matters, of course, that Hillary is a woman. But what matters more is what kind of woman she is.”- Laurene Powell Jobs

Taylor Swift – pop phenomenon

“I’m amazed at how much earned wisdom Taylor threads into her work . . . but you can’t top her beautifully articulated advice. The haters are gonna hate, but, well, shake it off. She illuminates our inner music that lets us dance to our own beat.” – Mariska Hargitay

Diane von Furstenburg – fashion force

“[Diane] acknowledges the extraordinary strength that women use to shape their communities for the better every day, everywhere across the globe. Her constant inspiration reminds us that nothing looks better on a woman than the clarity, courage and conviction of vision.” – Jessica Alba

Kim Kardashian – the first lady of #fame

“Beautiful in an exotic, totally exaggerated way, Kim exudes energy, sexuality, drama, determination, impetuousness and happiness. But she and her famous, entrepreneurial siblings — shepherded by a savvy, tireless matriarch — have also expanded the very definition of family. . . . Where does Kim go from here? There seem to be very few barriers to further explosive success.” -Martha Stewart

Bjork – art’s high priestess

“As an artist, she’s always on the edge of everything, but it’s not trendy because even when she is working with the latest technology, fashion, images or sounds, she is always offering her own, deeply personal world. If you are really true to yourself and really follow your intuition in the most rigorous way, there is a moment that becomes universal, that reaches everybody. That’s the real magic of Björk — she teaches us the courage to be ourselves.” – Marina Abramovic

Ina Garten – America’s host

“As soon as I started watching Ina’s show, I realized why so many people adore her. Her goal is to make things easier for us. Fans love her warmth and generosity. She shows us how to create memories that we’ll treasure for years to come. For that, we will always cherish the merry and magnificent Ina Garten.” – Taylor Swift

Malala Yousafzai – champion of education

“Spending time with Malala Yousafzai made me stronger. I didn’t know her before meeting her in Za’atari camp last year, but I understand she suffered, and yet she continues to fight for what she believes in — for the rights of children and for their education. She is an inspiration for me.” – Mezon Almellehan

Check out the rest of the TIME 100 list

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