If there’s a woman that embodies the true meaning of what a role model is, it’s Amal Clooney. The human rights lawyer, philanthropist and activist has been admired for her intellect and actions and so, it only made sense that she topped Time Magazine’s Women of the Year list for 2022.
The British-Lebanese barrister, who is also married to George Clooney, was interviewed by Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa (who herself, was named a Person of the Year in 2018) sharing a rare glimpse of her life as a mum, wife, humanitarian work and plenty more. “Marriage has been wonderful. I have in my husband a partner who is incredibly inspirational and supportive, and we have a home filled with love and laughter. It is a joy beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I feel so lucky to have found a great love in my life, and to be a mother — this is how I get my balance.”
Clooney also spoke about her several projects defending victims of war for free. “I’m guided by what I’m really outraged about,” says the human-rights lawyer. “You have to have dogged determination. You’re coming up against people whose power and existence depends on them continuing to commit serious abuses, and they’re not going to give up. So we definitely can’t give up on our side.”
In addition to Clooney, Time’s has named 11 other female leaders in its Women of the Year list, including US poet Amanda Gorman, American actress Kerry Washington, US singer Kacey Musgraves, Afghan reporter Zahra Joya, and American athlete Allyson Felix.