Our Favorite Super Women... And How They Do It.

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Every culture in history has had an archetype of the wise woman. Throughout history, the voices of these women have been categorically suppressed. But now, more than ever, smart, independent women -- past and present -- are being embraced, recognized, and listened to. Of course, there's a long way left to go, but let's take a moment to celebrate the fact that so many women around the world are now in positions of high authority in business, politics, science, and the arts.


An elevated sense of social mobility has led many women to follow the opportunities created by our cultural pioneers, as they suspend their conventional life trajectories in pursuit of illustrious professional careers. 

The women presented here have all managed to find success in their personal and professional lives, often by integrating the two. Let us know: who did we forget? Who shouldn't have made the cut? Who else should be on the list?

Cover image courtesy of Shutterstock/Christopher Boswell.

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