Friday, April 16, 2010

Women Who Changed Our World

Our children need to know about the women who have changed and are changing our world. Our boys, and especially our girls need to read and know about these extraordinary women. Some made music, some made noise, all made a difference. They broke records, broke ground, blazed trails, and suffered trails, shattering ceilings of glass and even tougher stuff. We must honor these matron saints whose work continues to bring use pleasure, save lives, and widen scopes for our girls' dreams. Below are the top ten women according to a readers' poll from Good Housekeeping Magazine May 2010 issue:

1. Oprah Winfrey 1954- Queen of Media

2. Hillary Rodham Clinton 1947 - Secretary of State, Former First Lady, Former Senator

3. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 - Missionary of Charity Founder

4. Rosa Parks 1913-2005 - Civil Rights Activist

5. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1964 - First Lady, U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, Human Rights Activist

6. Michelle Obama - 1964- First African-American First Lady

7. Amelia Earhart - 1897-1937 - Iconic Aviator

8. Diana, Princess of Wales - 1961-1997 - Royal and Humanitarian

9. Marie Curie 1867-1934 - Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist and Chemist

10. Margaret Thatcher 1925- First Female Prime Minster of Britain

To read more on these great woman and others, be sure to get the May 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping, Collector's Edition 125Th Anniversary Issue.


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