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Feature: Thulisile Madonsela

  Thulisile Madonsela was born in 1962 in Soweto. Her parents, Nomasonto and Bafana were both traders. She obtained a bachelor of Law from the University of Swaziland in 1987 and three years later, an LLB at Wits University. She then started working as an assistant teacher and taught from 1980 to 1983. In 1984… Continue reading Feature: Thulisile Madonsela

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Feature: Carrie Mae Weems

  Carrie Mae Weems was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1953. Weems earned a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (1981), and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego (1984), continuing her studies in the Graduate Program in Folklore at the University of California, Berkeley (1984–87). With the pitch and… Continue reading Feature: Carrie Mae Weems

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Feature: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian iron lady. When she was 15, she strapped her three-year-old, malaria-fevered sister to her back. "It was really hot, I was very hungry, I was scared because I knew her life depended on me getting to this woman [doctor]," Okonjo-Iweala recalled in 2007. "I walked 10 kilometres, putting one… Continue reading Feature: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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Feature: Anna Tibaijuka

      Mrs Anna Tibaijuka is Executive Director of UN-HABITAT. During her first two years in office, Mrs Tibaijuka oversaw major reforms that led the UN General Assembly to upgrade the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements to a fully-fledged UN programme. Mrs Tibaijuka has spearheaded UN-HABITAT’s main objective of improving the lives of… Continue reading Feature: Anna Tibaijuka

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Feature: Wilma Rudolph

  Wilma Rudolph was a sight to behold. At 5-foot-11 and 130 pounds, she was lightning fast. Wilma watchers in the late 1950s and early '60s were admonished: don't blink. You might miss her. And that would be a shame. At the 1960 Rome Olympics, Rudolph became "the fastest woman in the world" and the… Continue reading Feature: Wilma Rudolph

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Feature: Karen Bass

    Karen Bass made history when the California Assembly elected her to be its 67th Speaker, catapulting her to become the first African American woman in the country to serve in this powerful state legislative role. Since taking office, Bass has been delivering change and delivering results to her constituents in Los Angeles and… Continue reading Feature: Karen Bass

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Feature: Robin Kelly

Congresswoman Robin Kelly was elected to represent Illinois’ 2nd District on April 9, 2013.As a former State Representative, Kelly brings extensive legislative experience to the 2nd District. She successfully sponsored bills to protect consumers from fraud, support economic development and increase the minimum wage. She also led the fight for landmark legislation to protect victims… Continue reading Feature: Robin Kelly