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A complete list of the many powerful women who took center stage at the DNC

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton turns a waves at delegates before speaking during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
Get the whole gang together.
By Ashley Rodriguez
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

When Hillary Clinton took the stage on July 28 to accept the Democratic nomination for president—becoming the first US woman in history to do so—she reminded us all that no one achieves anything totally alone. It was fitting, then, that the former secretary of state shared the week-long spotlight with a cornucopia of powerful women, some of whom helped propel her to where she is today.

Women accounted for more than 40% of the 133 people who were scheduled to speak at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, according to an LA Times analysis. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Female leaders contributed to the event in other ways, with musical performances, for example, or speaking at the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center, where other Democratic National Committee events were held.

Below is the full list of women who took center stage at the Democrats’ nominating contest this week. Names are listed in order of appearance, based on convention materials; those who appeared more than once were only listed once per day.

Day one

  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Cynthia Hale, pastor
  • Rudy Gilliam, Ohio Democratic delegate
  • Clarissa Rodriguez, Texas Democratic delegate
  • Lorraine Miller, House of Representatives clerk
  • Leticia Van de Putte, former Texas state senator
  • Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
  • Marcia Fudge, Ohio representative
  • Maxine Waters, California representative
  • Gina Raimondo, governor of Rhode Island
  • Hilda Soli, former US secretary of labor
  • Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nita Lowey, New York representative
  • Tina Kotek, Oregon state representative
  • Stacey Abrams, House Minority Leader
  • Leah Daughtry, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
  • Linda Sánchez, California representative
  • Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association
  • Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union
  • Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers
  • Pam Livengood, mother who addressed the substance abuse epidemic
  • Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire senator
  • Demi Lovato, artist
  • Charity Davis, artist
  • Ayana Williams, artist
  • Karla Ortiz, US citizen whose mother is undocumented
  • Francisca Ortiz, undocumented mother whose child is a US citizen
  • Astrid Silva, immigration activist
  • Pat Spearman, Nevada state senator
  • Kirsten Gillibrand, New York senator
  • Anastasia Somoza, disability rights advocate
  • Sarah Silverman, comedian
  • Eva Longoria, actress
  • Cheryl Lankford, widow who attended Trump University
  • Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US
  • Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator
  • Julie Schonfeld, rabbi

Day two

  • Marcia Fudge, Ohio representative
  • Mallory Weggemann, paralympic swimmer
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky secretary of state
  • Nancy Pelosi House Democratic Leader
  • Doris Matsui, California representative
  • Jan Schakowsky, Illinois representative
  • Nydia Velázquez, New York representative
  • Suzan DelBene, Washington representative
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman, New Jersey representative
  • Lois Frankel, Florida representative
  • Katherine Clark, Massachusetts representative
  • Stephanie Murphy, candidate for Florida’s 7th congressional district
  • Val Demings, candidate for Florida’s 10th congressional district
  • Elizabeth Banks, actress
  • Dynah Haubert, lawyer who works for a disability rights organization
  • Kate Burdick, attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia
  • Daniele Mellott, adoptive mother
  • Donna Brazile, vice chair of voter registration and participation for the Democratic National Committee
  • Sybina Fulton, Mothers of the Movement
  • Geneva Reed Veal, Mothers of the Movement
  • Lucy McBath, Mothers of the Movement
  • Gwen Carr, Mothers of the Movement
  • Cleopatra Pendleton, Mothers of the Movement
  • Maria Hamilton, Mothers of the Movement
  • Lezley McSpadden, Mothers of the Movement
  • Wanda Johnson, Mothers of the Movement
  • Andra Day, artist
  • Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • America Fererra, actress
  • Lena Dunham, actress
  • Barbara Boxer, California senator
  • Debra Messing, actress
  • Lauren Manning, 9/11 survivor
  • Erika Alexandra, actress
  • Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota senator
  • Ima Matul, sex trafficking survivor and advocate
  • Madeleine Albright, former US secretary of state
  • Meryl Streep, actress
  • Alicia Keys, artist

Day three

  • Marcia Fudge, Ohio representative
  • Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas representative
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico representative
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia representative
  • Maxine Waters, California representative
  • Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Judy Chu, California representative
  • Brooks Bell, tech entreprenuer
  • La India, artist
  • Gloria Estefan, artist who penned the song “Our America”
  • Star Jones, actress
  • Karen Weaver, mayor of Flint, Michigan
  • Stephanie Schriock, president of pro-choice group EMILY’s List
  • Jamie Dorff, military widow
  • Sigourney Weaver, actress
  • Christine Leinonen, mother of an Orlando shooting victim
  • Erica Smegielski, daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary victim and gun-violence prevention advocate
  • Angela Bassett, actress
  • Felicia Sanders, survivor of Charleston, South Carolina shooting
  • Polly Sheppard, survivor of Charleston, South Carolina shooting
  • Gabby Giffords, former Arizona representative
  • Broadway performers including Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Kristen Bell, Debra Messing, and Rosie Perez
  • Kristen Kavanaugh, military veteran who advocates for inclusion in the armed forces
  • Jill Biden, wife of US vice president Joe Biden

Day four

  • Marcia Fudge, Ohio representative
  • Bernice King, reverend and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Star Swain, artist
  • Peggy Flanagan, Minnesota state representative
  • Maxine Waters, California representative
  • Crisanta Duran, Colorado House Democratic leader
  • Gwen Moore US Representative, Wisconsin
  • Raumesh Akbari, Tennessee state representative
  • Sarah McBride, LGBT rights activist
  • Dolores Huerta, civil rights leader
  • Joyce Beatty, Ohio representative
  • Katie McGinty, Pennsylvania senate candidate
  • Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Representative
  • Carole King, artist
  • Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
  • Barbara Mikulski, Maryland senator
  • Patty Murray, Washington senator
  • Lorella Praeli, Latino vote director for Hillary for America
  • Sheila E + Family, artist
  • Mary Steenburgen, actress
  • Henrietta Ivey, home care worker involved in “Fight for $15” movement
  • Beth Mathias, working mother
  • Jensen Walcott, teen fighting for gender parity
  • Jennifer Granholm, former govenor of Michigan
  • Jennifer Pierotti Lim, director of health policy for Chamber of Commerce
  • Lupe Valdez, Dallas sheriff
  • Jennifer Loudon, widow of fallen police officer
  • Barbara Owens, mother of fallen police officer
  • Wayne Walker, mother of fallen police officer
  • Chloe Grace Moretz, actress
  • Katy Perry, artist
  • Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the Democratic presidential nominee
  • Shonda Rhimes, TV producer who directed Clinton’s biographical video
  • Betsy Beers, TV producer who directed Clinton’s biographical video
  • Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential nominee

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