A while ago, AARP published a cool slide show celebrating “25 Boomer Women Who Rule the World.” Oprah, Meryl, Meg, Sonia, Condoleezza, Madonna, Arianna, Melinda, Ellen, and of course Hillary… and over a dozen more – all are celebrated by AARP as virtually instantly recognizable by their first names alone. What a great number of amazing women our Boomer generation has turned out. Imagine all 25 of these women gathered in one room. Imagine the intelligence, the understanding, the compassion, the power – all in one village, for a riveting moment. Wouldn’t that be marvelous.
We might feel that there is a long way to go until women are given the status in our society that we deserve – on a par with men, but looking at this slide show makes me realize just how very far we’ve come. The more we gain recognition and power, the better things can become – and it’s happening.