21 Powerful Living Women: Megan Rapinoe
American, Soccer player, Advocate
Megan is a professional athletic and Olympic gold medal winner (London 2012), three-time FIFA Women's World Cup gold winner, and named The Best FIFA Women's Player in 2019. She is the first player; male or female, to score a goal directly from a corner at the Olympic Games, having done so twice. She won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Megan is an irresistible force—on and off the field, playful, inventive and out-of-the-box. She is an advocate for numerous LGBTQIA+ organizations. She is symbol of gender equality and fought for equal pay for female soccer players. She is also an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Highlights: Megan was included Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020. In July 2022, Rapinoe received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Joe Biden. Book: One Life.