Think you have a tough job? Let's give a thought to those whose day-to-day have a huge impact on people. Specifically, we're thinking of fearless female leaders who have tackled complex issues ranging from women's rights and health care reform to managing entire nations. Can you guess who these women in charge are in five clues or less?
Mystery Person #1
- Clue 1. My political career began when I rang doorbells for Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign in my Chicago suburb.
- Clue 2. I went to Yale Law School, where I met my future husband.
- Clue 3. I tried to tackle health care reform in early '90s.
- Clue 4. I was the first female U.S. Senator from New York.
- Clue 5. I am now the highest-ranking woman official in U.S. history.
Mystery Person #2
- Clue 1. Before becoming my country's leader in 1979, I had a seat in Parliament and served as minister for education and science.
- Clue 2. I provoked outrage by getting rid of the free milk program in schools.
- Clue 3. As British prime minister, I tried to reduce the role of government, dismantle the welfare state and privatize many nationalized industries.
- Clue 4. They called me the "Iron Lady."
- Clue 5. When I resigned in 1990, I had served longer than any other British prime minister in the 20th century.
Mystery Person #3
- Clue 1. I was an opponent of both liquor and slavery, and formed the Women's Loyal League to eliminate the latter.
- Clue 2. My political goals expanded when I met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and we started our women's suffrage organization.
- Clue 3. In the 1872 presidential election, I was arrested for trying to cast a ballot, and refused to pay the $100 fine.
- Clue 4. I died in 1906, 14 years before my goal would be achieved.
- Clue 5. I was the first woman to appear on one-dollar coins.
Mystery Person #4
- Clue 1. I was the daughter of a Prussian prince.
- Clue 2. I married the Czar of Russia and decided to run his country myself.
- Clue 3. I was pen pals with Voltaire.
- Clue 4. My "enlightened" monarchy helped bring Parisian refinement to Moscow.
- Clue 5. I am known for increasing the political power of Russia in the 1700s.