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Jelisa Castrodale / Food and Wine
Dr. Emma Walker — no relation to the Walker on the Scotch whisky's labels — will take over for Dr. Jim Beveridge OBE, who has been Jonnie Walker's Master Blender for the past 20 years. In her new role, she'll lead a 12-person team that will create and develop other new variants of Johnnie Walker whiskies.
Javier C. Hernández / The New York Times
“It’s a hard job, it’s a big job, whether you’re a woman or a man. I want to be seen just as a conductor.”
Sharon Pruitt-Young / NPR
"The time has come for us to express the full confidence in ourselves as a people, and to believe that it is possible for one born of this nation to sign off finally and completely."
Tomoko Yoshino said she felt a "great responsibility" to improve opportunities for women in Japan, which is ranked 120 out of 156 nations in the World Economic Forum's latest global gender gap report. She to fight workplace sexism in a country where women still face pressure to "become a good wife and a good mother".
Mariama, 15, from Bristol, is a trustee of the charity Integrate UK, set up by young people in the city. It uses videos and workshops to raise awareness of radicalisation, female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual exploitation and Islamophobia.
Abigail Abrams / Time Magazine
“I definitely grew up thinking about how important it was for people to be able to make personal decisions about their lives for themselves, and not have the government make those decisions for them.”