Bono becomes first man ever to feature in Glamour Magazine’s ‘Women of the Year’ list 5 years ago

Bono becomes first man ever to feature in Glamour Magazine’s ‘Women of the Year’ list

You go girl.

U2 frontman Bono has made history by becoming the first ever man to feature in Glamour Magazine’s annual Women of the Year list.


Bono will be the only man amongst a host of renowned names to be honoured at a ceremony in Los Angeles on November 14, along with the likes of singer Gwen Stefani, gymnast Simone Biles and Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, founders of #BlackLivesMatter: The Justice Seekers.

The 56-year old has been singled out for special praise due for the Poverty is Sexist campaign, specifically aimed at helping the world’s poorest women.


A report generated by the campaign in an effort to document the link between poverty and gender led to a report that inspired global leaders to donate an additional $13 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, which will help save the lives of millions of women and babies.

Explaining Bono’s inclusion as the first man ever on the list, a post on Glamour read: “For years our Women of the Year Advisory Board—made up of past winners, plus our editors—has put the kibosh on naming a Man of the Year on the grounds that men aren't exactly hurting for awards in this world, and that here at Glamour, the tribe we're into celebrating is female.

“But these days most women want men—no, need men—in our tribe. When the president declared himself a feminist, when super-cool actors line up to endorse the United Nations' #HeForShe campaign, when a major male rock star who could do anything at all with his life decides to focus on the rights of women and girls worldwide—well, all that's worth celebrating.

“We're proud to name that rock star, Bono, our first Man of the Year.”