40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

24. Zaha Hadid

“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.”

One of the world’s most innovative architects, Zaha Hadid has conceptualized and realized the process, from planning through to execution, of some of the most enticing buildings worldwide.

She is an award-winning titan of the industry and a truly inspiring woman.