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Women's History Month: The Power Of All Girls by Honestly Now

by Honestly Now, posted to Tech & Blogging

To honor Women's History Month, we're taking inventory of factors which tend to position girls -- and women -- for success. Each week we'll honor ten groundbreaking women under a common theme. And we'll raise some edgy interactive questions -- to hear your opinions, and move the discussion forward. ... More »

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Hillary Clinton | Wellesley College

Hillary Clinton is highly respected as U.S. Secretary of State; she famously "stood by her man" in the aftermath of Bill's infidelity. Would you have stayed? Click to vote!

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Gloria Steinem | Smith College

Gloria Steinem brought the feminist movement to mainstream America. In her HBO documentary, she shares she's long been criticized for being "too pretty", even at age 77. Do you think a woman can be "too pretty"? Click to vote!

Penelope Poet: Have you seen the HBO Doc "Gloria"? It's a good introduction to the life and work of Gloria Steinem -- particullarly for the Millenial generation who may not be as familiar with her work. I

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Meryl Streep | Vassar College

Actress Meryl Streep Streep has one 3 Academy Awards and 8 Golden Globes, and has received more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award. She also has 4 children. Question: Is balancing work and children a real possibility, or a myth? Click to discuss!

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Katharine Graham | The Madeira School

Katharine Graham was publisher of The Washington Post for twenty years, including the Watergate period -- which brought down the Nixon presidency. She inherited the business from her father. Question: Do you discount a woman's success if it was inherited? Click to share your opinion.

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Martha Stewart | Barnard College

Martha Stewart attended all-women's Barnard College in NYC before building her groundbreaking lifestyle empire. Noted by many for her uncompromising standards raised this question: can a woman reach the highest level of success without being perceived a "bitch"? Click to see results!

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Benazir Bhutto | Radcliffe College

Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, assassinated in 2007, was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state and was also Pakistan's first (and only) female prime minister, serving twice. Question: Do you think the U.S. have a female president by 2020? Click to vote.

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Marian Wright Edelman | Spelman College

Marian Wright Edelman attended college on a Merrill Scholarship. As president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund, she is perhaps the leading American activist for the rights of children. Question: Do you think affirmative action helps or hurts society as a whole? Click to share.

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Katharine Hepburn | Bryn Mawr College

Her 60-year Hollywood career celebrated Hepburn's modern assertiveness, on-screen and off. After a brief marriage as a young woman, she lived independently, and did not have children. Question. Is having children "essential" to the female experience? Click to discuss.

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Julia Child | Smith College

Julia Child didn't take her first cooking class til age 36, and was propelled to television stardom at age 50. Rare these days! Question: Is American society too closed-minded for "second acts"? Click to vote.

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Lady Gaga | Convent of the Sacred Heart

Stefani Germanotta attended an all-girls Catholic school from age 11 onward. At once, she is a brilliant musician, 'monster' advocate, and purveyor of shock. Question: Is she a good role model for girls? Click to share your opinion.

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