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Women Role Models

'What Is Asian Beauty?'

Sam Dabestani | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Sam Dabestani

Beauty is inner-strength and self-belief, kindness to others, humility, and seeing the depth in other people rather than dismissively judging them by superficial measures. It's knowing all the things you are truly capable of being and achieving in this world and wanting to strive to do it.

Let's Lean In and Reach Out

Stephenie Foster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Stephenie Foster

It's important to look at Sandberg's lessons and use them to help widen and deepen the book's impact. Here are three things that we can address.

Why Are We So Ashamed of Our Women Heroes?

Charles Clymer | Posted 07.03.2013 | Women
Charles Clymer

Society tells us young men can't think of women as role models, unless they're a family member, whereas young women can admire and seek to emulate anyone, regardless of gender.

How Just Looking At This Photo Could Improve Your Leadership Skills

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.20.2013 | Women

Could simply looking at a photograph of Hillary Clinton while you're giving a speech make you a better public speaker? A new study on female leadershi...

Where Have All The Role Models For Girls Gone?

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.04.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Celebrities in the United States typically include singers and film stars and sports heroes. They also usually include people like Kim Kardashian who are simply famous for being famous. But -- once upon a time -- scientists used to be celebrities as well.

Free To Be… Me

Dyllan McGee | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Dyllan McGee

I spent my early years in New York City, went to college, got married, had kids and just assumed this is how my life would be and how it has always been. It wasn't until I listened to the stories that are a part of MAKERS that I realized how these choices were privileges by any other name.

Katniss Everdeen vs. Anna Karenina: A Catfight Long in the Making

Lisa De Bode | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Lisa De Bode

Marrying Mr. Right appears as important today as ever, or so Hollywood would have us believe. But by redefining what "He" looks like, Collins offered a welcome diversion from this paradigm

12 Women Who Inspired Me in 2012

Dee Poku-Spalding | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Dee Poku-Spalding

From politics to entertainment, philanthropy to fashion, there were a great number of defining moments this year that advanced the women's agenda and put the needs and rights of women and girls firmly on the map.

Goodbye Until the Next Olympics?

Heather Lende | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports
Heather Lende

This Olympics anyway, the celebrities earn their fame by working hard and performing better than anyone else in the world on that day. What a great lesson. How inspiring.

A Five Star Global Investment in Women: The Power of Mentor Relationships

Connie Morella | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Connie Morella

Mentoring is a powerful force in building the confidence women need to lead effectively.

Balancing Act: Leading in Tough Economic Times

Barbara Lee | Posted 11.23.2011 | Books
Barbara Lee

Granholm is an important role model for women who want to run for office. When the world is changing, it's not gender that matters, but the quality of ideas and leadership that will carry the day.

Women Role Models: The Weaker the Better?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.05.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

So says Carina Chocano, anyway, in Sunday's New York Times: enough with the "strong female characters," she writes, give 'em to us weak. Strangely, I think she has a point.