Women in 2017

This has been a year dominated by women speaking out and fighting back. Here, we spotlight those who have made waves this year, from prime ministers to World Cup winners, novelists to warriors in the war against discrimination.

The best-selling novelist on outsiders, power and why she never wanted to write ‘The God of Small Things Two’

‘My genuine reaction when I saw Grenfell was, “This can’t be happening here”’

The business leader on why tech companies need to be accountable if they are to stop repeating mistakes

‘It’s not good enough to be heard. Women must be at the decision-making table’

Scandal-ridden ride-hailing app presents Apple veteran biggest challenge yet

The World Cup heroes on a game-changing year for their sport

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‘Historically, sexual assaulters protect themselves by inducing shame in the victim’

She spent 73 days in jail for driving. Now she’s focused on the next challenge

The British Labour politician on the battles that lie ahead for women

The campaigner on democracy, her fight for social justice and the Rohingya crisis

The award-winning author on how women’s rights went backwards in Turkey

‘The idea of music as being apolitical, as being beyond politics, is one I go back and forth on’

‘Politically, I am fully committed. If I cease to be useful in trying to achieve the secretary-general’s vision, I go home’

‘I couldn’t believe we couldn’t think of a single female political figure who deserved to be in the most prominent square in Britain’