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Guest ContributorOctober 17, 2011 by Antonia Felix
Now starting her third term, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor has established herself as "the people's Justice"—a national icon who...also in this article
Educator, Legal Professional, U.S. Representative, Government Official / 1949 -
Elizabeth Warren is a Democrat from Massachusetts who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. She previously worked as an assistant to President Barack Obama and helped design the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, among several other roles.
August 26, 2011 by Leila Taha
She's single, successful, worldly—and the object of affection of a mad dictator. Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi unwittingly provided a bit of comic relief...also in this article
Government Official / 1954 -
Condoleezza Rice is the first black woman to serve as the United States' national security adviser, as well as the first black woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09).
October 7, 2011 by Leila Taha
Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was one of three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today. Elected in November 2005, Johnson Sirleaf is the first female...also in this article
Prime Minister / 1917 - 1984
Indira Gandhi was India's third prime minister, serving from 1966 until 1984, when her life ended in assassination. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister.