Inspirational Women

Michelle Obama

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~Obama is the country’s first African American First Lady.

~She graduated cum laude from Princeton, and earned a law degree from Harvard.

~She was the executive director for the Chicago Office of Public Allies.

~Obama worked as an associate dean of student affairs at the University of Chicago, and she developed the school’s first community service program.

~She was vice president for Community and External Affairs at University of Chicago’s medical center.

~She created the “Let’s Move!” program, which works to promote healthy lifestyles.


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~First African American female artist to win songwriter of the year by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Producers or the ASCAP.

~She has spent 37 weeks as Number 1 on the Billboard charts this decade.

~She is the most nominated woman in Grammy history.

~She advocates for the Black Lives Matter movement.,       


Malala Yousafzai

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~She is an advocate for girl’s education.

~Yousafzai was shot by a member of the Taliban on the way home from school and survived.

~She continued to stress the importance of education after her shooting.

~In 2011, Yousafzai was nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize.

~Also in 2011, she was awarded Pakistan’s National Youth Peace Prize.

~She was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2013, and in 2014 she won.

~July 12, 2015 was named Malala Day because that day is her birthday. People from all around the world came together to celebrate her accomplishments in education.

Carly Fiorina

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~Fiorina is currently Hewlett-Packard’s CEO.

~She is the first woman to take control of a Fortune 500 company.

~She ran for the republican nomination in the 2016 election.

~She has an autobiography entitled, “Tough Choices” about her struggles as CEO.

~She was the chair of CIA’s external advisory board and advised senior CIA leaders on national security issues.

~She was the only woman running against 17 men for the republican nomination for president.,

Ilhan Omar

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~Omar was born in Somalia and fled from the civil war when she was eight years old.

~She spent four years in a refugee camp before coming to the United States.

~She was elected Minnesota Representative for District 60B.

~She is the first Somali Muslim legislator.

~She serves in three house committees: Civics Law & Data Practices Policy, Higher Education & Career Readiness Policy and Finance and State Government Finance.

~She is the director of Policy Initiatives at Women Organizing Women,

Laverne Cox

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~She is the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy.

~She acts for reality shows, “TRANSform Me” and “Law and Order”.

~She became famous from her role in “Orange is the New Black”.

~She is the first openly transgender person to be on cover of Time Magazine.

~She has her own column on The Huffington Post and writes about transgender rights and free expression.

~She produced the documentary “The T Word”.