Michelle Obama     First Lady, United States      Age: 48      Residence: Washington, DC      Country of Citizenship: United States      Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University; Doctor of Jurisprudence, Harvard University      Marital Status: Married      Children: 2

Michelle Obama First Lady, United States Age: 48 Residence: Washington, DC Country of Citizenship: United States Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University; Doctor of Jurisprudence, Harvard University Marital Status: Married Children: 2

Sheryl Sandberg - Forbes Power Women:  COO Facebook.  "I don't believe in 'having it all,'" she says. "But I do believe in women and men having both a successful career and family. The more women we get into positions of power, the more likely we'll get that."

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg - Forbes Power Women: COO Facebook. "I don't believe in 'having it all,'" she says. "But I do believe in women and men having both a successful career and family. The more women we get into positions of power, the more likely we'll get that."

Meg Whitman     CEO, Hewlett-Packard      Age: 56      Source of Wealth: Ebay, Self-made      Residence: Atherton, CA      Country of Citizenship: United States      Education: Master of Business Administration, Harvard University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University      Marital Status: Married      Children: 2

Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman CEO, Hewlett-Packard Age: 56 Source of Wealth: Ebay, Self-made Residence: Atherton, CA Country of Citizenship: United States Education: Master of Business Administration, Harvard University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University Marital Status: Married Children: 2

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems

Padmasree Warrior

Jill Abramson  Executive Editor, New York Times Co.      Age: 58      Residence: New York, NY      Country of Citizenship: United States      Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Harvard University      Marital Status: Married      Children: 2

Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson Executive Editor, New York Times Co. Age: 58 Residence: New York, NY Country of Citizenship: United States Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Harvard University Marital Status: Married Children: 2

Sonia Gandhi -President Indian National Congress, India. Named by Forbes as one of the World's Most Powerful Women - click to read more about Sonia.

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi -President Indian National Congress, India. Named by Forbes as one of the World's Most Powerful Women - click to read more about Sonia.

How the Vietnam War Made Female CEOs Better Than Men.  Female executives’ success in Vietnam may stem in part from skills honed during decades of war that ended in 1975, according to Thuy. With many of the men away from home fighting, women took over running businesses and managing family finances in addition to raising children. While women control less than 7 percent of the nation’s corporate board seats,  the second-highest among Southeast Asian countries after the Philippines.

How The Vietnam War Made Female CEOs Better Than Men

How the Vietnam War Made Female CEOs Better Than Men. Female executives’ success in Vietnam may stem in part from skills honed during decades of war that ended in 1975, according to Thuy. With many of the men away from home fighting, women took over running businesses and managing family finances in addition to raising children. While women control less than 7 percent of the nation’s corporate board seats, the second-highest among Southeast Asian countries after the Philippines.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer joined the Haganah in Jerusalem. Because of her diminutive height of 4 ft 7 in (1.40 m),[4] she was trained as a scout and sniper.[2] Westheimer was seriously wounded in action by an exploding shell during the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, and it was several months before she was able to walk again.

Dr. Ruth Westheimer joined the Haganah in Jerusalem. Because of her diminutive height of 4 ft 7 in (1.40 m),[4] she was trained as a scout and sniper.[2] Westheimer was seriously wounded in action by an exploding shell during the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, and it was several months before she was able to walk again.

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), we are counting on you to watch our backs! Please don't let them wear you down. Thank you!

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), we are counting on you to watch our backs! Please don't let them wear you down. Thank you!

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