The Marie Claire New Guard Playlist

A soundtrack worthy of the 50 most connected women in America.

During Marie Claire's 2nd annual luncheon honoring The New Guard, the 50 most connected women in America, the room was brimming with power — and of course we had a soundtrack that rose to the occasion. From our October cover girl Ariana Grande's "Break Free," to Beyoncé's feminist anthem "Run the World" (Girls), it was a heady mix of songs currently commanding the charts, in additon to those that have galvanized the world for years. Get your weekend started on the right foot with this inspiring, 35-track playlist:

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