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Do Tell: Who Is the Most Influential Woman in Your Life?

Forbes released its annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women this week. Taking the number one spot for the fourth year in a row is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leader of the world's fourth largest economy. Female CEOs and political leaders also made the list that included Melinda Gates (number 34), Hillary Clinton (number 36), and Michelle Obama (number 40).

Of course, you don't have to be a conventionally powerful person to make a big impact. Of all the women I know, I'd say my wise and patient mother has had the most positive influence on my life. What about you? What woman has influenced your life the most?

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mira1988 mira1988 7 years
My older sister who raised me to be the woman I am and is a military wife and is the bravest woman I know and the best mother!!!!
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
Is very cliche but my mom. She is the strongest woman I had ever met. She has gone through so much and always manged to come out of them with a sense of dignity and strength that is admirable. She is the perfect mother. She had thought me to be strong and to love myself. My mom is my everything and if I'm half of the woman that she is I'll be more than happy.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
I look up to my mom of course. But I often look up to artists who persevere over mundane life or even bad circumstances to later become famous. Anyone from Tina Turner to a writer like Maya Angelou. Even in hollywood, women like Oprah or stars like Charlize Teron are women to look up to. Plus also I think about everyday heroes, like our teachers, our police, and doctors who help people daily. Women like that should be admired as well.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
My mom
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
hahahahaha Pistil :)
burmajade burmajade 7 years
definitely MY MOM. she's the best
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I love my Mom, and the older I get, the better I understand her, but I wouldn't say she's been the most influential woman in my life. Honestly, I can't name a woman who has been the most influential in my life. I have more men in my life who have influenced me than women. Maybe I'm the most influential woman in my life? Who knows.
Marci Marci 7 years
Mom. Without question. Definitely not some random celebrity.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Paris Hilton. Just kidding. My mom is most influential. Whether it's always positive or not... I love her anyway.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Same here -- my Mom. She's nutty. :)
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
yup, my mother - for better or for worse :)
cherryblossom cherryblossom 7 years
hands down my mother. although shes done things that arent exactly right or perfect, I understand that they were her choices and she had to do what was right for her, even though its might not be something everyone would approve of. in many ways I am just like my mom, I am an only child so my whole life shes been more of a friend to me even though she knew she should be more stern like a mother is suppossed to be i never gave her much trouble. I think she did an excellent job in raising me, even with the flaws theres nothing she wouldnt do for me, and i dont think theres more you can ask for than that.
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