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Gandhi once said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Whether these influential women are familiar with the saying or not, they've taken the words to heart.
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Notable Women at the London 2012 Olympics - The Famous and Infamous
While the 2012 London Olympics may be remembered as "the women's Olympics," these are the female athletes who made their mark by breaking new ground individually and collectively. Some were medal winners, some were simply happy to compete, but all helped to further the opportunities open to women in sports.

Top Women's Issues News Stories of 2010
A month-by-month look at the top women's issues news stories of 2010.

Decade of 2000 - Women Who Changed the World in the First Dec…
Some are familiar while others are not, but all have one thing in common -- they are women who changed the world in the first decade of 2000. Find out who they were and what they did.

Top 10 Most-Talked About Women of 2009
Judging from the headlines and the controversy they generated, these women may have been loved, hated, admired, or despised... but they were the top 10 women most-talked about in 2009.

Elizabeth Blackburn - Nobel Price Winner, Scientist, and Mother
A look at Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, a Nobel prize winner who is as dedicated to her work as a scientist and researcher as her role as a mother.

Biography of Robyn Hatcher
Biography of Robyn Hatcher, writer, public speaking trainer and coach, communication and presentation skills consultant and founder of SpeakEtc.

Elizabeth Blackburn Bio - Profile of the Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth…
A short bio and profile of Elizabeth Blackburn, the 2009 Nobel prize winner in medicine.

Lee, Ling and North Korea - Female Journalists' Ordeal in North Korea
While working on a story for Al Gore's Current TV on women and trafficking, journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling reportedly crossed into North Korea from China and were captured by soldiers in March 2009. Accused of 'suspected hostile acts' and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor, the two women's futures looked grim, until former president Bill Clinton intervened on their behalf.

Women's Issues Non-Fiction Books
The problem with locating worthwhile women's issues non-fiction books is that titles are scattered throughout dozens of subject areas. Covering a wide range of topics from contemporary concerns to historical accounts of women's lives, the following recommended books are all worthwhile reads.

All Eyes Were On Them As They Shaped Politics, Society and Pop Culture
Who were the most influential women of 2008?

Book Review: "The Girls in the Van"
AP reporter Beth Harpaz's account of the two years she followed Hillary Clinton's run for the Senate.

Happy 80th Birthday, Gloria Steinem!

Anita Hill: Truth Teller and Trailblazer

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?

Women Writing/Writing Women
Women have been winning Pulitzer Prizes since the prize’s inception almost one hundred years ago. Here are just a few.

Time’s Most Influential Women 2014
41 Women top the annual list of the most influential leaders.

Women and Affirmative Action
What does affirmative action mean for women?

Monica Lewinsky Seeks to Set the Record Straight
Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern notorious for her affair with President Bill Clinton, is attempting to reinvent herself again.

Barbara Walters Retires
Barbara Walters retires after more than 50 years as a pioneering and prominent television anchor and interviewer.

Jill Abramson Fired Because of Sexism?
Jill Abramson, the first woman to be executive editor of The New York Times, has been abruptly fired, promptly many to speculate that sexism played a part in the end of her career at the Times.

Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman
Pioneering poet, artist, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at age 86.

Ruby Dee: An Inspirational Life
Ruby Dee, known for her acting and activism, passed on June 11, 2014 at age 91. Not only has she left us with a wonderful legacy, she left us with words to live by.

Woman on the Rise: Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai is a young Pakistani woman who was shot because she defied the Taliban. Her words and work stand as a testament to her resiliency and fierce determination to women’s rights and education.

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