Pose star Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez, Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix, poet Amanda Gorman, actress Kerry Washington, Sherrilyn Ifill and Jennie Joseph were named on Time Magazine’s 2022 Women of the Year list.

Other honorees include human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, singer Kacey Musgraves, software engineer Tracy Chou, Adena Friedman, Amanda Nguyen and journalist Zahra Joya.

“When we sat down last fall to conceive a version of this project that could become an ongoing tradition, we chose to spotlight leaders who are working to create a better future for women everywhere,” Time executive editor Naina Bajekal and senior editor Lucy Feldman wrote of the project. “Our 2022 Women of the Year list features 12 individuals who have reached across communities, generations, and borders to fight for a more inclusive and equitable world.”

The honorees were invited to speak at the magazine’s Women of the Year gala, which was held on International Women’s Day in Los Angeles. Washington spoke on stage about how her journey as an actress led her to become a power player in Hollywood and how every woman should be their own Olivia Pope in order to secure a better political future in their local communities and in Washington, D.C.