Following the historic confirmation of Elena Kagan, the White House Council on Women and Girls asked you to tell us about other path-breaking women. In collaboration with GOOD, we asked: How do the women you know continue to break barriers?
Katy Ferry My mother, Andrea Pennington, was the first female judge in Mobile County, AL.
Kittura Dior The late Dr. C. DeLores Tucker was the first African American woman to serve as Secretary of State (under Governor Milton Shapp) of PA in the 1970s. She was also my great-aunt.
Joanna Del Valle Many of the women I know continue to break barriers through continued education. They also effectively create inspiration in their surrounding communities that empowers other women as well as the younger generation of young girls, teens & young adult women.
Sylvia Dana Atkinson To answer the question, Mary Kay Ash...one of the top three entrepreneurs of the 20th century is my role model. Now, as a Mary Kay consultant myself...I'm surrounded by the highest paid women in America, women of excellence, women who have found a way for themselves. Just by watching all these incredible women around me...my belief barriers are breaking down every day. You can do anything you decide to do.
Elizabeth Volz When I was young, Sally Ride went into space. It felt to me as if women had finally arrived. We could choose any career we wanted.