Shine's most inspiring women of the year are truth-tellers, athletes, innovators, survivors, and one is about to be royalty. These leading ladies are by no means the only women of the year that had a lasting effect on us, they are simply a few whose persistent presence in the news made our staff proud. Flip on to read why we believe that these women deserve a nod.
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