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Profiles of Influential Women

These women number among the most powerful individuals of our times, and run the gamut from entertainment to politics.
  1. Michelle Obama (12)

Biography / Profile of Marissa Mayer - Bio of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
A biography of Yahoo CEO and former Google VP Marissa Mayer including details about her family, childhood and early influence, high school and college years, personal life, and her achievements and successes during her 13 years at Google.

Elena Kagan's Rise to Supreme Court Justice
Those who knew her growing up said Elena Kagan always wanted to be a Supreme Court Justice. But no one could have predicted that her nomination would put her in a groundbreaking position as the Court's third female Justice, making the nation's highest court one-third female.

Profile of Maria Pinto - Biography of Maria Pinto
Profile of Maria Pinto, a favorite designer of Michelle Obama during her husband's 2008 presidential campaign.

Susan Rice Profile - Biography of Susan Rice
A profile of Susan Rice, nominated by Barack Obama as the US Ambassador to the United Nations.

A short biography / profile of Ann Lois Davies Romney, former First Lady of...
A short biography / profile of Ann Lois Davies Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts and wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, including her birth date, childhood and family background, schools/colleges she attended, and her acomplishments as a wife and mother.

Profile of Madelyn Payne Dunham, Barack Obama's Grandmother
Profile of Madelyn Payne Dunham, Barack Obama's grandmother

Profile of Elena Kagan - Elena Kagan Biography
Biography and profile of Elena Kagan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and former U.S. Solicitor General

Michelle Obama and the 2008 Presidential Race
She's been called "an angry black woman" and been compared to Jackie Kennedy. Who is Michelle Obama, the self-professed 'working class girl' who has a very good shot to break ground as the nation's first black First Lady?

Profile of Cindy McCain, Wife of Presidential Candidate John McCain
Profile of Cindy McCain - Cindy McCain bio.

Condoleezza Rice
Perhaps the most powerful woman in the Bush Administration, Condoleezza Rice has never forgotten the lessons of her upbringing. A profile of this influential Presidential advisor and Bush Cabinet member.

Michele Bachmann's Childhood - Her Early Years in Waterloo, Iowa
When Michele Bachmann officially launched her 2012 presidential campaign, she did so from the town she was born in -- Waterloo, Iowa -- where she was known as Michele Marie Amble. What was Michele Bachmann's childhood like growing up in Waterloo and Cedar Falls? What were the most significant events of her early years, and how did they shape her...

Michelle Bachmann's Teenage Years at Anoka High School
Michele Bachmann's happy childhood in Waterloo, Iowa was shattered when the Amble family moved to Minnesota and her parents subsequently separated. By focusing on her education and getting involved in activities at Anoka High School, she was able to overcome the hardships brought about by her parents' divorce. A look at Michele Amble's high...

Woman on the Rise: Janet Yellen
Janet Yellen is the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve, but what is her connection to women's issues?

Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Replace Kathleen Sebelius
Sylvia Mathews Burwell is set to replace outgoing Director of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. What does Burwell's new role mean for women and the ACA?

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