5 Trailblazing Women to Watch On TIME's 100 Most Influential List

We are celebrating the women on TIME's annual list that honors 100 leaders exploring the frontiers of art, science, society, technology, and more. Here are five influential women on the list we think you need to watch.

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Rap icon Nicki Minaj delivers a powerful interview for her TIME 100 profile. "If I'm great at what I do, I can't be denied," she said in an interview with TIME. "I would tell women starting out in business, if you know you're great at what you do, don't ever be ashamed to ask for the top dollar in your field." Photo Credit: Al Pereira/WireImage

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra stars in the hit show "Quantico" on ABC. In her TIME 100 profile she explains what it's like to break stereotypes on television as a woman of color. "When was the last time you saw an Indian girl who is the headline of a show and at the same time completely, insanely unapologetic and bold and brazen and not a doctor, a nerd, or a computer scientist." Photo Credit: Phillippe Bosse/ABC via Getty Images

Ibtihaj Muhammad blazed a trail as the first woman to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Fencing team while donning a hijab. Today she is also speaking out against anti-Muslim rhetoric. "I feel like I owe it to people who look like me to speak out," Muhammad said in an interview. "When I hear someone say something like, 'We're going to send Muslims back to their countries,' I say, 'Well, I'm American. Where am I going to go?" Photo Credit:Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Lena Dunham honored MAKER Julia Louis Dreyfus in TIME 100. "Julia's brand of comedy — ­naturalistic lunacy, sharp but never cruel — taught a whole generation of women they were allowed to change the rules and a whole bunch of men that a woman with rough edges was something to desire," Dunham wrote. Photo Credit:Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

In her TIME 100 profile, MAKER Caitlyn Jenner was honored by transgender-rights activist Wayne Maines. "I have the greatest respect for her courage and commitment to truth. The courage that she displays is helping challenge society to change. I am so pleased that she has fulfilled her dreams and that she is now helping our children do the same," he wrote. Photo Credit:John Shearer/Getty Images