It is impossible to deny the women’s pure athletics on this list, but these athletes represent so much more than a collection of medals and trophies. They are also trailblazers who make sports more accessible to the athletes who come after them, and advocates who are dedicated to a variety of important causes, from race justice to equal pay. Every day they show that women (and athletes) are capable of anything, even shaping the world around them. Forward learn more about 10 athletes who perform great things, take positions and inspire countless others along the way. We bet they inspire you too.