Women who are changing the world

Source: Time

‘She broke the glass ceiling.’

What a jagged image we use for women who achieve greatly, defining accomplishment in terms of the barrier rather than the triumph. There she is up where the air is thin, where men still outnumber women, but where the altitude is awesome. Our goal with Firsts is for every woman and girl to find someone whose presence in the highest reaches of success says to her that it is safe to climb, come on up, the view is spectacular.

THE NOMINEE

Hillary Rodham Clinton

First woman to win a major party’s nomination for President

‘I said to my dad, “This doesn’t look like the America you promised.”’

Ilhan Omar

THE LEGISLATOR

Ilhan Omar

First Somali-American Muslim person to become a legislator

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THE LAWYER

Loretta Lynch

First black woman to become U.S. Attorney General

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Categories: The Muslim Times, Women, World

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