Inspired By Inspiring Women

Don't let her size fool you.

Just recently, the Army made Sgt. Maj. Teresa L. King the first female drill sergeant. No woman has ever held this top position. Another leap for womankind.

It made me think about all the women who have paved the way for King and the rest of us to reach great heights. As we sift through homework assignments and curse the injustice of thesis papers, we should take a time-out to gain inspiration from those who have already made it to where we want to be.

Oprah Winfrey
My bookshelf contains every single one of Oprah’s Book Club recommendations.  She is my lifestyle guru, and her talk show has gotten me through some dark times. Not only has she been ranked as one of the world’s most powerful women by CNN and Time.com, but she’s also one seriously cool lady. She inspires all of us to live our best life and share what we have with those around us. I always find myself asking, “WWOD?” And every time, it’s something that makes me a better person and my life a little more enriched.

Carol Bartz
Carol Bartz is the CEO of Yahoo! It may be no Google, but Yahoo is the second most visited internet search engine, and I’d say Bartz is doing pretty well for herself. Whoever said the business world was exclusively for men. I’d like to see you manage Yahoo! better than this bad-ass business woman.

Anna Wintour
Anna Wintour is the editor-in-chief of American Vogue and has been since 1988.  Whatever she sees behind her trademark sunglasses turns into fashion gold. She is considered one of the most powerful people in fashion. If Anna says pea-green is the new black, well you better listen.

Michelle Obama
Apparently it only takes a few months for the country to fall in love, because Michelle Obama has stolen the hearts of the entire nation since her induction as First Lady.  A wife, mother and business woman, the Michelle has already taken a strong stance on women’s right and diversity. I’m not afraid to admit that I have a definite girl crush on Mrs. Obama. She is the perfect role model for young women today.

From First Lady to first female drill sergeant, women are cementing their place in history. And you are only one college career away from joining them in the ranks of greatness.  So whoever said: “You can always retake the test. You can never relive the party,” obviously never got their own talk show.

Saturday Read: The Alchemist
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