Misty Copeland, principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, lists among Glamour magazine’s top women of 2015.
According to a statement issued Thursday by magazine officials, Copeland along with trailblazers that include Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham and Caitlyn Jenner, will be honored Nov. 9 at the “25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards” in New York City.
The distinguished event that celebrates women’s achievements, will include both trailblazers and newsmakers from across the worlds of entertainment, fashion, politics, business, and more. The evening at Carnegie Hall will also celebrate past “Women of the Year” honorees that include Madeleine Albright, Samantha Power, Serena Williams, and Billie Jean King.
“Since 1990, Glamour’s “Women of the Year Awards” have saluted the planet’s most remarkable female leaders, and [this year’s] winners are no exception,” said Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive. “They have been inspired and led by the generations of “Women of the Year” before them, and Glamour is thrilled to celebrate their passion.”
Copeland, the first African-American to hold the ballet theatre’s title of principal, was promoted to the position in June.
Her memoir, “Life in Motion,” made the New York Times best-seller list; and her “I Will What I Want” commercial for Under Armour went viral.