These Incredible Ladies Should Be Women Of The Year For 2013

12/17/2013 04:14 pm ET

There's no disputing that 2013 has been a pretty amazing year for women across the globe.

In the spirit of the ubiquitous list-making that caps each passing year, HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani gathered a panel of powerful women to weigh in on what may be the toughest question of the year -- which woman was the definitive standard-bearer for females in 2013?

The ladies in contention ran the gamut from Beyonce to Wendy Davis to the millions of intelligent women airing their views on Twitter, but one name that continued to pop up was the woman many said deserved to be named Time Magazine's person of the year -- youth activist Malala Yousafzai.

"There was something so inspirational, to have a girl so courageous and speaking out on behalf of girls' education," said Marianne Schnall, the founder of Feminist.com. "If there was one symbol of what's possible when one young girl uses her voice, I just thought that was such a potent example."

Watch the full conversation about how women fared in 2013 at HuffPost Live HERE:

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