In honor of the 40th anniversary of ESSENCE magazine, we've selected 40 fierce and fabulous women in several different industries -- from show biz to politics, the visual arts to sports -- who are on top of their game and continue to inspire us. Oh yeah, each of these accomplished sisters is under the age of 40. Here's what you had to say: Ikalean commented via Facebook: "Love looking at hard working and successful Black women." Elaine wrote via Facebook: "Kudos to all the ladies mentioned. Stories that inspire."