Gloria Steinem, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Warren, and More: Get to Know the Women of the Politico 50 List

It's that time of year again and the campaign for Election 2016 is in full swing, so whether you are a politics junkie or not, your everyday life has most likely been bombarded by political news.

While these next few months will be a little tense in the political sphere, not all talk about politics has to be so daunting.

In fact, some of the biggest political influences are not the ones on the campaign trail.

And, Politico's "guide to the thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016" is here to prove that to you.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the many women who made the top 50 political influencers — including MAKERS like Gloria Steinem, Lena Dunham, Madeleine Albright, and Elizabeth Warren.

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3. Brittany Packnett Who: Co-Founder of Campaign Zero (along with DeRay Mckesson) Why: "For taking Black Lives Matter from a hashtag to a platform." Photo Credit: Stuart Ramson/AP Images for UN Foundation

5. Elizabeth Warren Who: U..S. Senator, Massachusetts Why: "The part of Sanders-ism that will survive Sanders." Photo Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images

8. Ghazala Khan Who: Fabric Store Clerk Why: "The speech that shook the election," along with husband, Khizr Khan. Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

11. Carol Anderson Who: Historian, Emory University Why: "No, it really is about race." Photo Credit: Volunteer Emory/Facebook

12. Lori Wallach Who: Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch Why: "The trade warriors," along with Michael Froman. Photo Credit: Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images

13. Sara Goldrick-Rab Who: Professor, Temple University Why: "For sparking a national conversation about college affordability." Photo Credit: Sara Goldrick-Rab/Facebook

14. Anne Case Who: Economist, Princeton University Why: "For using big data to tell us what's wrong with white people." Photo Credit: Yana Paskova/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

18. Heather Boushey, Ann O’Leary, and Neera Tanden Who: Senior Policy Advisers to Hillary Clinton Why: "The HRC brain trust." Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images (L), Martin H. Simon/ABC via Getty Images (C), Alex Wong/Getty Images(R)

22. Madeleine Albright, Lena Dunham, and Gloria Steinem Who: Former Secretary of State; Writer & Actor; Activist Why: "Because yes, it does matter that Hillary is a woman." Photo Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images (L), Jemal Countess/Getty Images (C), Mike Pont/WireImage(R)

23. Gretchen Carlson Who: Former Fox News Host Why: "For insisting TV news be held accountable, too." Photo Credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images for GIFF

29. Sonia Sotomayor Who: Supreme Court Justice Why: "A new canary in the highest court." Photo Credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images

30. Rukmini Callimachi Who: Reporter, The New York Times Why: "The Islamic State truth-tellers," along with Will McCants. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

32. Vanita Gupta and Catherine Lhamon Who: Head of the Justice Department Civil Rights Division; Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education Why: "Insisting on transgender rights as civil rights." Photo Credit: AP Photo/ACLU, Molly Kaplan (L), Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for GLSEN Respect Awards (R)

34. Katie Packer Who: Republican Strategist Why: "The intellectual #NeverTrump right." Photo Credit: AP Photo/Josh Reynolds

35. Lorena Gonzalez Who: State Assemblywoman, California Why: "The progressive ideas lab." Photo Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

36. Debbie Stabenow Who: U.S. Senator, Michigan Why: "For making food transparent," along with Will Allen. Photo Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

37. Mona Hanna-Attisha Who: Pediatrician and Medical Professor, Michigan State University Why: "The Flint whistleblowers," along with Marc Edwards. Photo Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

39. Pamela Karlan Who: Professor, Stanford Law School Why: "Defending voting rights in the 21st century." Photo Credit: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

40. Shannon Liss-Riordan Who: Attorney Why: "For questioning who the sharing economy is taking for a ride." Photo Credit: Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

41. Jennifer Doudna Who: Biochemist, University of California, Berkeley Why: "For pushing us to the frontiers of science — and not beyond." Photo Credit: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize

44. Stephanie Kelton Who: Economist, University of Missouri-Kansas City Why: "The case for big spending." Photo Credit: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

46. Katharine Hayhoe Who: Atmospheric Scientist, Texas Tech University Why: "The conservative case for fighting climate change." Photo Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson