1. Audra McDonald

2. Misty Copeland

3. Cicely Tyson

4. Mary J. Blige

5. Ava DuVernay

6. Phylicia Rashad

7. Regina King

8. Michelle Obama

9. Beyoncé

10. Dorothy Dandridge

11. Kamala Harris

12. Zendaya

13. Halle Berry

14. Vanessa Williams

15. Hattie McDaniel

16. Oprah Winfrey

17. Ruth E. Carter

18. Whoopi Goldberg

19. Laverne Cox

20. Lauryn Hill

21. Tyra Banks

22. Shonda Rhimes

23. Viola Davis

24. Simone Biles

25. Toni Morrison