I'm really excited about the thought of a woman running for President. Not because I'm a Hillary supporter -- I like to keep my politics to myself -- but because it proves that women are finally breaking that vaunted glass ceiling. We tried in 2008, but it just wasn't the time, apparently. Now, we're everywhere and who knows what the future holds? Men no longer dominate the world, although they still make most of the rules (for now).
So many women are now in the forefront of politics, sciences, the arts, television, film and pop culture in general. There are strong female role models everywhere you look. Even the new Ghostbuster's movie in production has an all-women cast. The Yale Repertory Theatre just announced their 2015-2016 season, which is led by world premieres by three women (Paula Vogel, Jiehae Park and Jen Silverman) and Beckett's "Happy Days" will star Oscar winner Dianne Wiest.
In politics, Hillary Clinton of course grabs a lot of the ink, but there's also Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Duckworth, Michele Bachmann, Angela Merkel, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Loretta Lynch and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, to name only a few.
Just recently, Smithsonian Magazine did a special issue this past year on women in science; they wrote about MIT astronomer Sara Seager, who told the magazine "I'm dedicated to finding another Earth." The magazine also wrote about Harvard scientist Pardis Sabeti, who has made amazing strides in treating disease with genetics, among others.
It's very exciting for me to see these fine women role models in the world, because when my granddaughters grow up, they will no doubt have so many more choices than my mother or I had -- not to mention some incredible role models to look to for inspiration!