In fact, Glamour editors credit the pop star with making the world "a more tolerant place." The magazine just released its girl power-themed November issue, which features Lady Gaga on the cover and highlights of the year's most inspirational ladies.
Regardless of your opinion of the Monster herself — or her accomplishments for womankind — she's leading a pack of seriously amazing women for the issue. Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize nominee and education advocate, also made the list, as well as Net-A-Porter founder Natalie Massenet and models Christy Turlington Burns and Liya Kebede. Glamour will announce the rest of the winners later this week, before presenting each awe-inspiring woman with an award at next month's annual gala. (WWD)