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The CNN 10: Visionary Women

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A former welfare mother supplies cars for women re-entering the workforce.

A public health worker yearns to stamp out the stigma of menstruation in the developing world.

A biotech engineer embarks on a mission to teach a generation of black girls computer coding.

They’re smart, motivated and community-minded. They teach, create and employ with an eye toward improving the lives of others.

They are visionary women.

This Women’s History Month, CNN set out to highlight the efforts of 10 women who are helping other women find success, self-esteem and sometimes a safe haven.

The women represent diverse fields: technology, fashion design, policy, activism, literature and skilled labor. What they have in common is a mission to empower their fellow woman.

We brainstormed and networked to find women who might not be household names but whose efforts will change what women can do, from the home to the C-suite.

They operate inside the United States and beyond its borders. Their ideas are in varying stages of development: Some are just taking flight, while others are supported by powerful backers. The tie that binds them is a clear vision for a better future.

May we present The CNN 10: Visionary Women.

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