Women We Love
This week we would like to celebrate 12 women who, during the past 100 years, made a difference in the lives of the people around the world. These women are trail blazers of our society who broke records, overcame challenges and acted to increase our liberty, safety, and prosperity. We honor these iconic women whose work continues to bring pleasure, save lives, and encourage little girls to follow their dreams. Some of these women became entrepreneurs, some world leaders, some public figures, and all of them made a difference.
|Marie Curie – 1867-1934 Nobel Prize Winning Physicist and Chemist.
Curie throughout her life actively promoted the use of radium to alleviate suffering and during World War I, assisted by her daughter, Irene, she personally devoted herself to…Biography
|Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1929-1994 Former First Lady.
Jacqueline Kennedy entered the role of First Lady by declaring that her priorities were her young children and maintaining her family’s privacy. Nevertheless, during the weeks…Biography
|Eleanor Roosevelt- 1884 – 1962 First Lady, U.S. Delegate to the UN and Human Right Activist.
Eleanor Roosevelt assumed several volunteer jobs in Washington, D.C. working for two private aid organizations which assumed a quasi-government role in providing…Biography
|Helen Keller – 1880-1968 Writer, Lecturer, Human Rights Campaigner, Pacifist.
Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on 27th June, 1880. Her father, Arthur H. Keller, was the editor for the North Alabamian, and had fought in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War…Biography
|Mother Teresa – 1910-1997 Missionaries of Charity Founder.
Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 26**, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve…Biography
|Diana,Princess of Wales – 1961 – 1997 Royal and Humanitarian.
British royalty. Born Diana Spencer on July 1st, 1961, near Sandringham, England. Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most adored members of the British royal family…Biography
|Michelle Obama – First African-American First lady.
A product of Chicago public schools, Mrs. Obama studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1988, she joined the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she later met the man who would become the love of her life.Biography
|Hillary Rodham Clinton – Secretary of State, Former First Lady, Former U.S. Senator.
Hillary Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. Rodham married Bill Clinton in 1975. She was first lady 1993-2001 and a U.S. Senator 2001-2009. In early 2007, Hillary Clinton announced her plans to run for president.Biography
|Oprah Winfrey – Queen of all Media.
She appears on every list of the world’s leading opinion-makers, and has been rightly called “the most powerful woman in the world.” Her wide-ranging philanthropic efforts were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a special Oscar statuette, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.Biography
|Margaret Thatcher – First Female Prime Minister of Britain.
Lady Thatcher, her formal name is The Right Honourable The Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, was born in the town of Grantham in Lincolnshire. Her father owned two grocery stores and was an active member of …Biography
|Mary Kay Ash Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Business leader, entrepreneur. Born Mary Kathlyn Wagner on May 12, 1918, in Hot Wells, Texas. Ash was a pioneer for women in business, building a substantial cosmetics empire.Biography
|Anne Frank – Diarist.
Anne Frank is one of the most famous Jewish victims of the Holocaust because of the diary she kept during her time in hiding before being captured by the Nazis. She was only 13 years old when she and her family went into hiding. Biography