"They hail from all over the world, and from walks of life. They do all kinds of things: they make music, save lives, raise children, run businesses, write, preach, act and tell jokes. They campaign for their causes and strive for a better world for themselves and their families.
On Friday 25 October they are coming together at the BBC's London headquarters, Broadcasting House, for a unique day of debate and discussion.
We'll ask them to tell us where they think the world's women are today, and to set out their goals for the future. You'll be able to follow every development on BBC TV, radio and online."
Read more here about BBC News 100 women initiative