Angelina Jolie, Aung San Suu Kyi, Barbara Walters, Christiane Amanpour, Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Indra Nooyi, JK Rowling, Justice Ginsbur, Lisa Randall, Mary McAleese, Meg Whitman, Mia Farrow, Michelle Bachelet, Nancy Brinker, Nancy Reagan, Oprah Winfrey, Pat Head Summitt, Pat Summitt, Sandra Day O’Connor, Sarah Palin, Shushan Harutyunyan, Sonia Gandhi, Suze Orman, Wendy Kopp, Yoani Sanchez
Throughout times and history there have been women in the world who didn’t take things quietly, who took action to make their world a better place, and who took initiative to make a way for themselves and others. Some have succeeded and some have been put down, but they have all had influence. From politics to humanitarianism to culture, each of the following women plays a pivotal role in the world in which we live, TotallyHer‘s a very interesting article says. But what they decided to do is to make up the list of Top 25 Influential Women in the World Today. Posting the full article below.
The first woman appointed to serve on the US Supreme Court, Justice O’Connor had a deciding vote in several of the court’s decisions, and continues to influence legal culture in the US. As a Justice she wrote numerous opinions on many of the Court’s decisions. Now retired from the Court, she continues to publish written material about the role of the judiciary and to teach courses at universities across the country.
One of the reasons Justice O’Connor held such sway on the Supreme Court is that she was not in the habit of deciding cases based on pre-formed ideologies. Instead, she took on each issue on a case-by-case basis. This made her the swing vote in many cases, which meant she would ultimately decide the Court’s ruling. Justice O’Connor’s career has received criticism on several fronts, though, including her position that foreign laws should be used as support in deciding domestic cases. Continue reading