Some women race to the altar, others race to a quiet living and some race for stardom. But when they said “ready, steady, go” these women raced for the white house!!
Hard, Hectic, Harpy Hillary!
The stairs of her ladder of success are infinite, and her passion for power and independence is endless. She didn’t get enough of the "First Lady" title and she was thirsty for more.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in October 1947, in Illinois. And when she became the First Lady in of the United States in 1993, she announced that she would be using that form of her name. She was the First Lady to hold a post graduate degree and to have her own professional career up to the time of entering the White House. She was also the first to take up an office in the West Wing of the White House the First Lady usually stays in the East Wing. She is regarded as the most openly empowered presidential wife in American history.
Senator from New York and former First Lady of the United States, Clinton announced the formation of her exploratory committee on January 2007, with a post on her website. Hillary Clinton received sustained national attention for the first time when her husband became a candidate for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. Clinton had been preparing for a potential candidacy for United States President since at least early 2003. On January 20, 2007, Clinton announced via her web site the formation of a presidential exploratory for the United States Presidential Election 2008. She stated, “I’m in, and I’m in to win”. No woman has ever been nominated by a major party for President of the United States. In mid-November 2008, Obama and Clinton discussed the possibility of her serving as US Secretary of State in his administration. On November 21, reports indicated that Hillary Clinton had accepted the position. An official announcement of Clinton as Secretary of State is expected after November 27.
Hillary Clinton has frequently been featured in the media and popular culture from a wide spectrum of perspectives. An assessment echoed at the time by feminist writer and activist Betty Frieden, who said, “Coverage of Hillary Clinton is a massive Rorschach test of the evolution of women in our society”. Burrell’s study found women consistently rating Clinton more favorably than men by about ten percentage points during her First Lady years. Jacobson’s study found a positive correlation across all senators between being women and receiving a partisan-polarized response. Communication studies professor Karrin Vasby Anderson describes Clinton position as a "site" for American womanhood, one ready made for the symbolic negotiation of female identity
Clinton has received over a dozen awards and honors during her career, from both American and international organizations, for her activities concerning health, women, and children. The woman won’t give up!
And we have a winner!!
In her inner self she believed she would make it. She had faith, she had courage and she had confidence. Her dream wasn’t simple and her intentions weren’t regular. This lady dreamed about achieving history, and she made it.
Michelle LaVaughn Obama, born January 17, 1964 is the first African American First Lady in American history. She was an attorney and a former Senator from Illinois. Michelle attended Chicago public schools, then Princeton. She studied sociology and African American studies, graduated in the class of 1985, and earned admission to Harvard Law School. When she returned to Chicago in 1988, she joined the law firm. After a few years, Michelle realized that corporate law was not her calling. So she left to give back to the city she loves and to help others serve their communities. She worked for City Hall, becoming the assistant commissioner of planning and development. Then she became the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares young people for public service. Michelle got one great thing out of working for a corporate law firm that’s where she met Barack. They were married in 1992. Today, they have two daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7. Like their mom, both girls were born on the South Side of Chicago.
Since Barack began his campaign in early 2007, Michelle has met thousands of Americans, hearing their concerns and hopes for the future. As someone who knows the challenge of balancing work and family, Michelle has held roundtables with working women to hear about their struggle to do it all, particularly in a failing economy. In these discussions, Michelle heard the unique stories of military spouses, who work hard to keep their families together while their loved ones are away as she said: "Policies that support families aren’t political issues. They’re personal. They’re the causes I carry with me every single day".
With the ascent of her husband as a prominent national politician, she has become a part of pop culture. In May 2006, Essence magazine listed her among "25 of the World’s Most Inspiring Women". In July 2007, Vanity Fair magazine listed her among "10 of the World’s Best Dressed People." She was a honorary guest at Oprah Winfery Legends Ball as an "young’un" paying tribute to the ‘Legends’, which helped pave the way for African American Women. Her fashion sense generally outpolled that of Cindy Macain and Sarah Palin during the 2008 Presidential Election race. Obama’s package of attributes is anticipated to be well-suited for the role of First Lady by some. She often wears clothes by Calvin Klein, Oscar De La Renta, Donna Ricco and Maria Pinto. The American first lady was escorted to the door of the White House with confidence, independence and sure high hopes.
These intelligent women set the agenda for women all over the globe to look at themselves once more and decide that tomorrow is a day for challenge, power and independence and history is ready to be updated.