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The Most Influential Women Of 2018

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Ayanna Pressley
Pressley is a force who's about to make some major waves in Congress along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pressley was the first Black woman elected to the Boston City Council, then this past November became the first Black woman to be elected to Congress from the state of Massachusetts. In her victory speech she said, "My mother did not raise me to ask for permission to lead." And, just like that, a leader was born.