Bono Is the First Man to Make Glamour’s Women of the Year List
The magazine announced its 2016 Women of the Year, who will be honored at an awards ceremony on Nov. 14 in Los Angeles, Calif. The U2 frontman joins Gwen Stefani, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, Ashley Graham, Zendaya, as well as other innovators and newsmakers from across the worlds of entertainment, fashion, politics, business.
Check out Stefani on the cover of Glamour’s December issue below:
Bono will be honored for helping to improve the lives of women through his work with ONE. “We’ve talked for years about whether to honor a man at Women of the Year and we’ve always kind of put the kibosh on it. You know, men get a lot of awards and aren’t exactly hurting in the celebration and honors department,” said Cindi Leive, Glamour’s editor-in-chief.
“But it started to seem that that might be an outdated way of looking at things, and there are so many men who really are doing wonderful things for women these days. Some men get it and Bono is one of those guys,” she continued.
So how does Bono feel about making the list? “I’m grateful for this award as a chance to say the battle for gender equality can’t be won unless men lead it along with women. We’re largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions,” he said.