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11 Women Who Have Broken Records Already In 2024

With March being Women’s History Month, there’s no better time to brag about women’s accomplishments in society. The point of Women’s History Month is to both celebrate women and educate people about women, as women oftentimes are overlooked in their accomplishments. Women’s History Month is meant to highlight women in every field, from arts and sports to science and technology. The year 2024 may have just started, but rest assured that women have already been kicking butt this year, breaking records in their respective industries. Now is the perfect time to celebrate their accomplishments and support their endeavors. 

From shattering records in the sports industry to proving female dominance in media, there are tons of things to cheer for already, and we still have a lot of time left in 2024. Here are 10 trailblazers who are already doing women everywhere proud, breaking records left and right less than three months into the year.

Taylor Swift

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Of course, Taylor Swift is no stranger to breaking records and dominating the music scene. Swift started her record-breaking career early when she released “Our Song” at the age of 17. She became the youngest artist to have written and performed a No. 1 song in the Hot Country Songs chart. She only continued to accomplish bigger things from there, and in 2024, she made the amazing accomplishment of winning Album of the Year for the fourth time at the Grammy Awards, making her the only artist to have done so in the show’s history. Swift won the award back in 2010 for Fearless, in 2016 for 1989, and in 2021 for Folklore as well. If that doesn’t make her a girl boss, I don’t know what does.

Caitlin Clark

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Caitlin Clark is a senior at the University of Iowa and is an all-star for the Hawkeyes basketball team. In February, she officially broke the NCAA women’s basketball all-time scoring record. With her superstar plays, Caitlin has earned recognition as an all-star shooter and will forever go down in basketball history.


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The list wouldn’t be complete without shouting out our queen Beyoncé. In case you didn’t know, Beyoncé has begun a transition into the country genre, and started by releasing her newest single called “Texas Hold ‘Em.” While the transition in itself is iconic, what makes it even more iconic is that this song has made her the first Black female artist to ever top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in modern history. A lot of people have protested against the genre transition, but this honor is an indication that Beyoncé can do no wrong.

Justine Triet, Greta Gerwig & Celine Song

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This broken record took some collaboration — Triet (Anatomy of a Fall), Gerwig (Barbie), and Song (Past Lives) were all nominated for the Best Picture category of the 2024 Oscars. The Academy Awards will have 10 nominees within this category this year, and this is the first time in the 96 years of the show that fans have seen three women nominated for the category. It has been a big year for movies, and these three women have seen success and praise for the awesome pieces of media they created. 

Lauren Champion & Lisa Roland 

If you think you’ve done a hard journey before, think again. Champion and Roland arrived in Antigua from La Gomera not in a plane, but on a boat. The two women officially set the record for the fastest trip across the Atlantic Ocean as a duo, traveling a grand total of 45 days, one hour, and 27 minutes total. The wildest part of the whole story is that these women just became rowers about three years ago, and they’ve already managed to shatter this record. Talk about motivation. 


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Raye is a singer, songwriter, and producer who has written for many big names including Queen Beyoncé, Little Mix, Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, and John Legend. Now, she’s getting her own moment in the spotlight, as she has become the first artist to receive seven Brit Award nominations, a new record for one artist in a single year. Talk about showing men who really run the world. 

Devynne Charlton

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In Olympics news, Charlton shocked fans on Feb. 11 when she broke the women’s 60-meter hurdle record during the Millrose Games in New York. The Bahamian athlete clocked in a stunning time of 7.67 seconds during this event. “I knew it was in me. I knew the type of numbers I’ve been putting up in practice, but it was all about just executing it,” Charlton shared in a post-event interview. Needless to say, bragging rights are well deserved. 

Elle St. Pierre

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Another record breaker at Millrose Games on Feb. 11, Elle St. Pierre managed to break the American record for the women’s Wanamaker mile. The ironic part? Pierre beat her old record in this category. On top of that, she had a child less than a year ago. “I’m just happy to be here. It’s been four years since I broke that record, and I was thinking about that coming into the race,” St. Pierre said. Then, on March 2, St. Pierre also won her first global title at the World Athletics Indoor Championship in Scotland after winning the women’s 3,000-meter race. She set the championship and North American record with her win.

Addie Whightsil is a Public Relations student at the University of Oklahoma. Beyond academics, Addie's interests extend to the simple pleasures in life. She has an undeniable affection for juice, savoring every drop of its fruity goodness. Her fondness for Jellycats, those irresistibly huggable stuffed animals, adds a touch of whimsy to her daily life. However, what she really loves is sharing personal stories and life lessons for the internet to read.