Gigi Hadid, Nicole Kidman, and the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have been named in Glamour‘s annual Women of the Year awards.

Included in this year’s list of diverse and powerful women are also astronaut Peggy Whitson, singer Solange Knowles, comedian/TV host Samantha Bee, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, Syrian activist Muzoon Almellehan, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, and “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins.

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Speaking about the year’s female award recipients, editor-in-chief Cindi Leive tells WWD, “The winners we selected are women who have a sense of purpose, have a real mission, have been very vocal this year in defending women’s rights. And it’s also just where we are right now.”

Photo: Patrick Demarchelier
Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

Appearing on one of the magazine’s multiple covers as part of a December spread, Hadid tells Glamour, “I want to be the person who always uses my platform to share what I’m passionate about, but it’s also scary and something I’ve learned to be cautious about.”

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Photo: Emma Summerton
Photo: Emma Summerton

Addressing her pledge to work with a female director every 18 months, Kidman says, “As an actor you’re only as good as the things you’re offered. And there just weren’t any women offering me things. So when you dissect that, you realize there aren’t women offering you things because they don’t have the opportunities.”

Photo: Petra Collins
Photo: Petra Collins

Meanwhile, Knowles opens up about leaning on her mother, Tina Knowles, telling the magazine, “When I think about my evolution, I think of my mother; she has been the force of womanhood through my entire life, and I cannot thank her enough for all the sacrifices she made for us to exist as we exist today.”

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Knowles and other winners will be honoured at this year’s ceremony held in Brooklyn, New York, on Nov. 13, which will follow a daytime summit at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Heights, featuring past winners Chelsea Clinton, Laverne Cox and more.

Glamour has also partnered for the first time with Netflix to create the Freedom Award, inspired by “The Crown”, which will be given to Sarinya Srisakul, the first Asian-American female firefighter in New York City and president of the United Women Firefighters.