"The search for a better world is one of the oldest and most important of all instincts." For Birgitta Ohlsson, Sweden's Minister for European Union Affairs, this quote defines the daily drive she feels in her professional and personal life.
Quinn's main challenge was to endorse policy positions that resonate because they really would change business as usual, even if they don't change everything one might wish changed. Had she done that, her campaign might have gone differently.
The glass cliff is defined as companies tapping women leaders in times of crisis, when the odds are stacked against anyone's success. Marissa Mayer taking the reins at Yahoo is the most recent and high-profile example. The experience isn't specific to women in business, however.
Until female politicians are engaged in scandal to the same extent as men and treated equally when their indignities are revealed, we cannot claim to have achieved parity in politics.
These were the women my generation had fought for -- so that the future would be brighter for all women and ultimately, the world.
I'm not suggesting for a moment that women are less capable than men of wrongdoing. But it is rather evident that women in politics seem vastly less inclined actually to fall victim to the temptations of sin.
We will never have equal numbers of women in Congress, we will never have equal numbers of female CEO's, and we will never have equal numbers of women leading campaigns if we keep allowing men like Mr. Weiner to make our work places unfriendly for women.
Let's not pretend we understand the complexities of Abedin and Weiner's marriage. As familiar a persona as the political wife has become, her story is always a private fable.
Sure, ad revenue-generating cover stories often hit on the trifecta of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. But women's magazines are aptly proving that these topics and "serious" journalism can seamlessly co-exist.
Reminiscent of Rachel Green's 'do on Friends with its soft, fun layers and updated color, which an anonymous source close to the campaign confides is called "Iowa Straw Poll at Dawn," Hillary's hair signals a definitive shift.
From the perspective of a straight white guy perched on the left coast, there seem to be three reasons why the women's movement hasn't produced gender equity.
Need more inspiration? Wendy Davis is not alone in confronting increasingly absurd legislative efforts aimed at maintaining the status quo and the will of dominant institutions.
Asking if men -- for whom societal structures have been working pretty favorably forever -- can "have it all" strikes a nerve with some women. Rightfully so. Perhaps it is because women are what's missing from this budding Daddy Wars conversation.
Impact -- a third metric beyond money and power -- is so important for women and men. And it does not have to mean working for non-profit, charitable causes. Impact can mean designing a time-saving app for smartphone users.
Albright's passion for supporting democracy and citizen participation around the world is legendary. And, in her role as Chair of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), she is now pursuing a very public campaign to empower women worldwide to succeed in political leadership.
Adding women to our legislative democracy can make Congress work better. We would never see the partisan game-playing that horrifies us if half the members of Congress were women. And certainly those who abuse women... or allow it to continue... would be held accountable.