Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Woman of the Week - Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice was appointed as the first female National Security Secretary Adviser in 2001, and then she served as the 66th United States Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009. She is a role model for so many women, and she was most recently recognized in the news because she was one of two women to be admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club. This is supposed to be a huge honor because the Augusta National Golf Club has not allowed female members for 79 years.

Women's groups and activists have pressured the Augusta National Golf Club for years, trying to get them to admit women. The club endured a lot of scrutiny in April when they failed to admit IBM’s CEO, Ginny Rometty. Back in April, President Obama said that he believed women should be admitted to the club. It was just a matter of time before the Augusta National Golf Club gave in and allowed women to become members. It's about damn time!

Condoleezza has always been an accomplished person. At the age of three, she began to learn French, figure skating, ballet, and music. Rice is an accomplished pianist, and she played Mozart with the Denver Symphony when she was 15 years old. She earned her master’s degrees in political science from the University of Notre Dame, and then she received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Denver. She was a professor at Stanford for several years until she got involved in politics. She is so hard working, and she deserves all her success. I hope she enjoys playing golf with all those men down in Augusta!

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