Meet USA TODAY's Women of the Year

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Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023

Nicole Mann is the first Indigenous woman from NASA in space, after blazing a trail as a Naval Academy and Stanford graduate.

Nicole Mann

Maura Healey is the first woman to be elected governor in Massachusetts and one of the first two lesbian women to be elected as governor of any U.S. state.

Maura Healey

Monica Muñoz Martinez, an associate professor at the University of Texas, has devoted herself to calling out the history of anti-Mexican violence on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Monica Muñoz Martinez

Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano, president of Gallaudet University, knew as a child she wanted to be a lawyer, but law schools didn’t tend to accept Gallaudet graduates.

Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano

Environmental activist, model and Native American advocate Quannah Chasinghorse said she's proud when she goes back to her community and sees elders and children excited about who they are.

Quannah Chasinghorse