In business, government, philanthropy, and the arts, and all over the globe, these men and women are transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same. Read more about our sixth annual listhere.

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and Steve Case and J.D. Vance, Rise of the Rest

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a woman at the Kilbirnie Mosque after the worst mass shooting in New Zealands history.

Jacinda Ardern had already broken new ground as a pregnant womanand then a new motherleading a nation. And this year, the 38-year-old Prime Minister showed the world her fullness as a leader as she deftly, empathetically, and humbly navigated New Zealand through the worst terror attack in its history, after 50 were killed at two mosques in Christchurch in March.

Rallying people behind the theme We are one, she channeled the countrysand Muslim communitysgrief as she opened speeches with Arabic greetings and quietly wore a head scarf. She set a standard for dignity in the face of violence by refusing to speak the attackers name. And she won near-unanimous support for a ban on semiautomatic weapons of the kind used in the attack. Future leaders can look to Ardern for a master class in how to guide a country through a crisis.

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