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Women of 2013 - Five Who Shaped the World

Women of 2013 - Five Who Shaped the World

When the European Union nearly fell apart this year, it was a woman, Angela Merkel of Germany, whose unflinching leadership held things together. The horrific gang rape and death of a women in Dehli awakened the world to the epidemic of rape in India.  

 

Here are 5 women who have shaped the world in 2013:
 
1. Janet Yellin - the tiny woman with a large IQ:
In October President Obama named the first woman as Chief of the Federal Reserve. She succeeds Ben Bernanke.
 
 
2. Malala - the teen who advocates for a woman's right to education.
She was shot by the Taliban, and is the youngest person to have ever been nominated for a Nobel prize.
 
 
3. Marissa Mayer - CEO of Yahoo!
She banned working from home at Yahoo!, installed a nursury next to her own office, and has been criticized for a somewhat sexy spread in Vogue magazine.
 
 
4. The punk rock female band Pussy Riot:
Imprisoned for protesting Vladimir Putin's authoritarianism. Their outspokeness raised an international outcry that was so strong, Putin relented. They have decried his actions as insincere and as merely a PR stunt for the Sochi Olympics.
 
 
5. The Saudi Drivers:
They're taking great risks - just to be able to drive a car, in a country where it's not allowed.
 

 

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  • illyjns By illyjns
    01.08.14  

    i love Malala...i admire her courage and her passion to study

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