Reese Witherspoon, Caitlyn Jenner, and Victoria Beckham are among the powerful women named for Glamour‘s 25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards issue.
Also being honored are Misty Copeland, Elizabeth Holmes, Cecile Richards, the Women of Charleston, and the U.S. women’s national soccer team.
Here’s what some of them had to share:
Reese, on Legally Blonde: “I was debating whether to do Legally Blonde, and I saw this interview with Gloria Steinem about how important Goldie Hawn’s role in Private Benjamin was for women; by the end of the movie, the character socked her fiancé in the face at the altar because he didn’t understand who she’d become through her journey. I was like, ‘I feel like Gloria Steinem told me to do Legally Blonde. That’s how Elle Woods is too!’ She starts out thinking she’s gonna follow a man, but in the end she’s like, ‘I don’t need you.’”
Caitlyn, on her future: “I am just excited about the future for the first time in a long, long time. And that is a nice feeling to have…. To be honest with you, if the worst thing in the world that happens to you is you are trans, you’ve got it made.”
Victoria, on her mission: “I did have to find myself and my confidence. And I want to make other women feel the best version of themselves. That’s the same message as the Spice Girls. It’s still Girl Power.”
For more from Reese, Caitlyn, Victoria, and the others, visit Glamour.com!