Oprah Magazine, Women and Power

Webster’s defines POWER as “the capability of doing or effecting something.” By that definition we all have it, though some clearly have more than others. In this month’s issue of OPRAH Magazine she features 20 women who Oprah sees as using their power wisely. “The list are remarkable visionaries flexing their muscles in business and finance, politics and justice, science and the arts. Their power isn’t based on their money, fame or status in the boardroom—real power is so much more than that.” It is a wonderful list and includes one of my personal heros that I had the honor of meeting this year, Lilly Ledbetter. ( pictured right) Lilly fought tirelessly on the issue of equal pay and her passion resulted in the passing of the ‘”Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act” this spring.

Power. We all have it. We all have to use it to create the change we want to see in the world. I feel this is especially true for women who too often fail to embrace their power. I truly believe that the empowerment of women will be the force that will change our world for the better and set a course for the future that has as it’s goal to create a more just and equitable world.

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