Issa Rae, Janelle Monae and more black women top Forbes’ ’30 Under 30 list’

Forbes magazine recently released their annual ‘30 Under 30‘ list and among those recognized this year are several distinguished women of color.

The list acknowledges around 30 individuals across 15 different categories who have done outstanding work in their respective fields, ranging in everything from business to technology, entertainment, education and sports.

This year, African-American women have appeared in almost every category and have been recognized by the magazine as leaders in their fields.

From successful celebrity entertainers to on-the-ground activists, black women dominated this year’s list of Forbes‘ ’30 Under 30.’

Click through the slideshow above to see the movers and shakers in this talented pool.

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