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THE 100 WOMEN WHO RUN THE WORLD
(According to Forbes Magazine)
Forbes, Caroline Howard, 08/22/2012
From CEOs and heads of state to early adopter entrepreneurs, celebrity role models, billionaire activists and philanthropists who are healing the world, Forbes ranks the women who matter most.
Editor’s Note: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is included in this list.
WE AT ONEWORLD PROGRESSIVE INSTITUTE, INC., ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ AND SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR DAUGHTERS AND YOUR SONS. WE BELIEVE THAT RECOGNIZING WOMEN IN POSITIONS OF POWER IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE ALSO BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT THAT BOTH OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY THAT IS BEHIND THIS LIST. WE HAVE STARTED BELOW WITH A LIST OF FIVE WOMEN WHO WE BELIEVE PAVED THE WAY IN THOUSANDS OF WAYS. WE ALSO NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT TO WOMEN'S HISTORY.
FOR GENERATIONS WOMEN HAVE BEEN THE BACKBONE OF MANY POWERFUL MEN. TODAY THEY CAN BE IN FRONT AND BE ACKNOWLEDGED AS LEADERS IN THEIR OWN RIGHTS. ALTHOUGH MANY WOMEN HAVE BEEN LEADERS FOR DECADES, THEY WERE MOSTLY CONSIDERED THE EXCEPTION. MANY WHO TOOK CREDIT FOR THEIR WORK KNOW BETTER. SOME OF OUR PHENOMINAL WOMEN LEADERS WERE:
1. Marie Curie – Physicist and Chemist ( November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934) French-Polish, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.
2. Indira Ghandi – Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms (Nov. 19, 1917 – Oct. 31, 1984). Prime Minister Ghandi was assassinated.
3. Dr. Maria Montessori – Physician and Educator. Founder of the Montessori Early Childhood Education Method (1870 – 1952)- The first woman to have earned a degree as a Doctor of Medicine in Italy in 1896, Maria Montessori's mission to improve children's education began in the slums of Rome in 1907, and continued throughout her lifetime.
4. Golda Meir – Educator and Politician (May 31, 1898 – Dec. 8, 1978) Ms. Meir was one of the founders of the state of Israel. She became Prime Minister of Israel March 17, 1969 – 1974.
5. Margaret Thatcher – First and only female Prime minister of Great Britain (born Oct. 13, 1925, Mrs Thatcher is still alive) In 1947 she earned a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and worked as a research chemist. She then studied law and in 1953 became a Barrister (shows how brilliant she was – chemistry and the law). Later she entered politics. She held various leadership positions in the Conservative Party before being elected Prime Minister of Britain in May 1979. She remained in power until Nov. 28, 1990 when she was forced to resign. Her very conservative position on social and economic issues led to her becoming very unpopular in England. She was known as “the Iron Lady.”
MORE ON PHENOMINAL WOMEN LEADERS AT ANOTHER TIME from:
N'Zinga Shani, OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc