From politics to the Paralympics, 2016 has been a turbulent year for women on the world stage. There have been tears as well as triumphs but, as UK heads into the new year with a female Prime Minister, it’s clear that women are setting the agenda like never before.
Here, Telegraph Women writers pick their top woman from 2016 and predict who they think will make waves in 2017.
Woman for 2017: Ellie Robinson
“Ellie competed in her first Paralympics at Rio 2016, and the 15-year-old ended up setting a record for the 50m butterfly and winning a gold medal. But one of the best things about her performance was her entrance, when she walked out doing a gangster-style strut, wearing a black cape and listening to Eminem on her headphones.
No wonder she won BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. In 2017, We are sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of her.”
Earlier, legendary Michael Phelps revealed that he listens to Eminem before starting the competition. You can listen to the interview here.