As a young girl growing up in the U.S., I had the opportunity to pursue almost anything I could dream of. With access to education, shelter, food, and a loving family that provided for me, I had the support and means to have a successful life. For that, I am the woman I am today, and I am eternally grateful.
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It is arguably a hard fate to be a born a female. With statistically lower pay-rates in the workforce, centuries of gender roles constantly being used to define women despite an ever-changing world, and harsh criticism that finds a women’s logic to stretch no further than her emotions - its almost fairy-tale like to think that a woman could ever reach a position of respected power. But the tales have been lived and told, over and over again. Hilary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg, Indra Nooyi, Oprah Winfrey, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Marissa Mayer – all these women (and many, many more) compete in male-dominated fields and continue to add cracks to the glass-ceiling for tomorrow’s women. The fact that we as American’s have respected, powerful women who show the girls of today what they can achieve is nothing short of awesome. How lucky we are for their example.