In January 2021, Kamala Harris became the highest-ranking woman in U.S. history when she was sworn in as the first female vice-president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position. Born in California, Harris has ties to Canada having attended high school in Montreal. Another exciting voice heard at the U.S. presidential inauguration was a young woman who may well be changing the world with her powerful words. Amanda Gorman, 23, is an American poet and activist. In 2017, she became the first person in the U.S. to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. This is a look at these two Women of Influence for 2021.