Glamour’s Women of the Year share inspiration and wisdom

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Be an inspirational woman in 2015!

Guided by the pink lights of the Empire State Building in honor of NYC’s first official Women of the Year Day, women and girls from several generations filled Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 9, to celebrate Glamour’s 25th Annual Women of the Year honorees.

2015’s Women of the Year included Misty Copeland, Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, Cecile Richards, The Women of Charleston and Elizabeth Holmes.

Videos by female filmmakers introduced each award winner, who were celebrated with introductions by celebrities, live performances by Jennifer Hudson and Ellie Goulding, a call-in from Ellen DeGeneres (who rubbed a Glamour magazine on herself for optimum perfumery) and advice from former Women of the Year.

If you missed the ceremonies, catch up with some of the most inspiring quotes of the evening.

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