Changing Of The Guards: Our Picks For The Most Influential Women was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Anjelica Nwandu – founder and President of The Shade Room

Anjelica Nwandu – founder and President of The Shade Room

2. Janelle Monae – singer, activist

Janelle Monae – singer, activist

3. Andra Day – singer

Andra Day – singer

4. Cari Champion – host of Sportscenter

Cari Champion – host of Sportscenter

5. Zendaya – actress

Zendaya – actress

6. Zuri Hall – E! News correspondent

Zuri Hall – E! News correspondent

7. Aja Naomi – actress

Aja Naomi – actress

8. Jessica Williams – actress and comedian

Jessica Williams – actress and comedian

9. Luvvie Ajayi – blogger and writer

Luvvie Ajayi – blogger and writer

10. Ayesha Curry – author

Ayesha Curry – author

11. Keke Palmer – actress

Keke Palmer – actress

12. Courtney Kemp Agboh – creator of Power

Courtney Kemp Agboh – creator of Power

13. Issa Rae – writer, director, producer

Issa Rae – writer, director, producer

14. Nicki Minaj – the only rap chick on the Forbes list

Nicki Minaj – the only rap chick on the Forbes list

15. Kim Kardashian West – media mogul

Kim Kardashian West – media mogul

16. Yara Shahidi – actress, activist

Yara Shahidi – actress, activist

17. Serena Williams – the GOAT

Serena Williams – the GOAT

18. Solange – A. Seat. At. The. Table.

Solange – A. Seat. At. The. Table.
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