“Time Magazine” Recreates 100 Women of the Year Covers

Starting in 1927, Time Magazine has ended each year’s worth of news by awarding a person of influence with the title, “Man of the Year.” Only in 1999 did the weekly news magazine broaden the scope of eligibility to include women by expanding the award’s title to “Person of the Year.” But in it’s 93 year-old tradition of naming the title in conjunction with a dedicated cover of a December issue, only 11 women have been the recipient of the coveted spotlight.

In honor of the 2020 International Women’s Day, the publication has rewound time, making up for its decades-long disregard of influential women by naming a “Woman of the Year” for every year dating back to 1920. The list includes mock-up cover art featuring powerful and iconic women, representing a bevy of cultures and industries, who were overshadowed by history’s gender bias.

ICM Partners is proud to work with seven of the incredible women honored with retroactive titles and magazine covers for the “Time 100 Women of the Year” list.

1968 – Aretha Franklin, “Queen of Soul”


1992 – Sinead O’Connor, “Prescient Messenger”


1993 – Toni Morrison, “Great American Storyteller”


1996 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Changemaker”


1997 – Ellen DeGeners, “Daring to be Real”


2009- Malala Yousafazi, “Defying the Taliban”


2014 – Beyoncé Knowles – Carter, “Rewriting the Rules”