Actress Zazie Beetz introduced some of the most influential women of the year and in history:
Ibtihaj Muhammad: The first Muslim woman to compete in the Olympics for the United States while wearing hijab.
Sarah Weddington: Thought to be the youngest person to argue a case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. That case was Roe v. Wade.
Katie Couric: The first solo female to anchor a nightly news program.
Laverne Cox: The first transgender woman to be nominated for a primetime Emmy. It was for her role on Orange is the New Black.
Ruby Bridges: The first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans.
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