Women who inspire us

Updated 12:04 PM ET, Sun December 27, 2015
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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stunned the world by taking on the entrenched, corrupt officials of FIFA, the governing body of the world's most popular sport, soccer. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf not only helped bring an end to the Ebola epidemic, but also did something just as remarkable: She revealed her emotions and admitted her faults. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy Party, endured a long struggle against the ruthless military rulers to win election. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images
Caitlin Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, helped the world understand what it means to be transgender. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
At 82 and visibly stooped, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg remains a strong force with no sign of slowing down. Allison Shelley/Getty Images
Chinese 2015 Nobel Prize winner in medicine Tu Youyou took an unconventional route in attacking one of the world's biggest killers, malaria. Mark Schiefelbein/AP
Singer Adele's latest record broke more records. Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images
The U.S. women's soccer team won its third FIFA Women's World Cup title in a game that made history, electrifying more than 25 million television viewers. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images