TIME unveiled its list of the 100 most influential people in the world on 21 April. The list combines a number of leading public figures from across different fields, with a number of women being featured in this year's round-up.

Across the categories of pioneers, titans, artists, leaders and icons, women such as Hillary Clinton, Adele and Mark Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, have been featured. They appeared alongside male counterparts such as President Barack Obama, rapper Kendrick Lamar, and Pope Francis.

Nancy Gibbs, managing editor of TIME, said about those who had made the list: "One way or another they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke the record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what we're capable of. They are seekers, with a fearless willingness to be surprised by what they find."

Actress Jennifer Lawrence commented on British musician Adele making it on to the list. Lawrence described the singer as an "international treasure" and said that while she wished to respect Adele's private personality, her "success, undeniable talent and beauty" was evident. She also referred to Adele's lyrics being something that people are drawn to and said that her voice is "once-in-a-lifetime".

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was introduced by actor and producer Dwayne Johnson, who commended her beauty and talent, as well as her ambition, self-respect and knowledge that "there is no substitute for hard work". He said he was certain that Chopra's "impact is going to be invaluable".

Meanwhile, rapper Lil Wayne commented on female artist Nicki Minaj making it on to the list: "When I heard the first two and four bars, it wasn't even about her rapping better than any female rapper. It was about, man, she's rapping better than other rappers – period."

Other notable women to make it on to the list included Nadia Murad, who was made an Isis sex slave at the young age of 19. Murad now travels the world speaking about the genocide being committed against her Yazidi people and campaigns for the release of more than 3,000 women being held by Isis.

US campaigner Jaha Dukureh also featured on the list for her role in making the Obama administration take action against female genital mutilation (FGM) and having the practice banned in Gambia. Dukureh's Change.org petition urging Obama to conduct a new prevalence study into FGM in the US gained more than 220,000 signatures and a feature film about her life is now being made by Accidental Pictures and the Guardian.