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Women's History Month: The Power Of All Girls

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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