1: Nelson Mandela - Courageous leader, iconic figure.

2: Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice, trailblazing feminist.

3: Steve Jobs - Visionary entrepreneur, Apple co-founder.

4: John McCain - War hero, longtime senator.

5: Jacinda Ardern - Prime Minister of New Zealand, compassionate leader.

6: Hugo Chavez - Former President of Venezuela, controversial figure.

7: Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Second mention of her, emphasizing her impact.

8: Michael Douglas - Actor, cancer survivor, and advocate.

9: Audre Lorde - Poet, essayist, feminist, and civil rights activist.