The world’s most powerful women

Earlier this week Forbes released their list of of the top 100 most powerful women in the world. We thought we’d highlight a few, because we think they are awesome. All of the women that made this list are incredible, so make sure to go and check out the full list.

At the top of the list was no surprise, Angela Merkel. Last summer I had the privilege of attending her welcome to the White House. It was a powerful moment to be in the presence of a woman who has topped the lists of powerful women for years. She has such class and holds herself in a way that exudes confidence and kindness at the same time. Basically, she rocks.

Hilary Clinton and Dilma Rousseff follow Merkel on the list. Both powerful women in politics and showing the world that women, too, can help run a world power country.

Melinda Gates falls in the top 5 for her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. That’s a power couple right there and we love how she is just as smart and powerful as her husband.

This year the list included women from around the globe, showing how women are powerful in countries all over the world. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come and that this trend is not slowing down.

Happy 4th of July! Quotes by women who helped shape America

To celebrate America’s independence, we thought we would share some quotes by some of the amazing women who are prominent in our nation’s history. Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Who better to represent our country than Lady Liberty?

“Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.”

- Abigail Adams

 “I had no idea when I refused to give up my seat on that Montgomery bus that my small action would help put an end to the segregation laws in the south. I only knew that I was tired of being pushed around. I was a regular person, just as good as anybody else.”

- Rosa Parks

“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”

- Helen Keller

“Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.”

- Susan B. Anthony