25 Bay Area Women Who Are Kicking Ass and Taking Names

 Janice Mirikitani, one of the 2018 honorees, fighting the good fight back in the 70s. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Janice Mirikitani, one of the 2018 honorees, fighting the good fight back in the 70s. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Who run the world? According to Beyoncé and the Beyhive, it's girls. Yet Time's Up and Lean In underscore  the reality that we don't get the recognition (or compensation) we deserve. In honor of International Women's Day, and the incredible ladies who make the Bay Area magical, we're proud to present Rockyt's First Annual Badass Women Roundup. (Check out last year's list here.) These 25 honorees are role models and superstars in their fields, and all-around excellent ambassadors for the X-chromosome crew.

Below, we've divided the group into three categories: creatives, wellness gurus, and hustlers. Within each group, honorees appear in alphabetical order.

Is this an exhaustive list? Absolutely not! We had so many outstanding women to choose from that we've already got a strong start to next year's list. Until then, these are the Bay Area women who are inspiring us right now.

The Creatives

Bloggers to stylists, woodworkers to writers: these women are bringing beauty to the Bay Area. 

The Wellness Gurus

These women understand that transforming bodies means transforming lives, and they're tackling the challenge with aplomb.

The Hustlers

CEOs, scientists, social justice advocates, venture capitalists, and more: these women are launching products and initiatives that will change the world.

If you know someone who should be on the 2019 list, hit us up at rockytstyle@gmail.com. Until then, these are the Bay Area women who are inspiring us right now.