100 Women We Love 2011

The 100 Women We Love – out artists, elected officials, business leaders, athletes, community activists – are role models for us all. Many are up-and-coming movers and shakers; some are at the zenith of their careers. Some of their achievements change our world and, just as importantly, others improve the world’s perception of out women. They all strive tirelessly to increase our visibility and continue our incredible progress toward equality and justice.

We proudly present the class of 2011, in random order, so each gets her well-deserved turn in the spotlight.

TERESA SCOTT

As a creative director in publishing for 14 years, Teresa Scott spent much of her workday sitting. She had also battled obesity since childhood, and after receiving disturbing results from an annual physical, she made a commitment to exercise, eat smarter and live better. Seven years ago, she discovered boxing, and it changed her life. She lost more than 60 pounds, acquired her new passion, and founded Women’s World of Boxing Inc. While maintaining her position in publishing, her mission as the CEO and Head Trainer of WWB is to open a safe and empowering boxing gym exclusively for women and girls to explore the sport. “The excitement, drive, progress and dedication of the women and girls that I train are my biggest inspiration,” Scott says. “And the most rewarding part of my work is seeing my clients become empowered mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually from the sport of boxing and the supportive community we’ve created.” –KL