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It’s About Time List Update

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May 7th, 2008

Our list of influential women leaders is growing, here is the updated list, please note that if a submitted name is already on the Time list, then I didn’t include it here:

  1. Barbara Brenner–Breast Cancer Action
  2. Jennifer Drew–English activist working to highlight misogynist media portrayals of sexual assault.
  3. Cathy Webster–1000 Grandmothers
  4. Geena Davis
  5. Leuren Moret and Helen Caldicott for raising awareness about the dangers of nuclear power and depleted uranium
  6. Lilly Ledbetter
  7. Amma
  8. Alice Walker
  9. Pema Chodron—Buddhist Monk, author
  10. Kara Walker–artist
  11. Jane Roberts–co-founder of 34 Million Friends of UNFPA
  12. Yanar Mohammed–Organization for Women’s Freedom in Iraq
  13. Medea Benjamin–Code Pink
  14. Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock
  15. The women’s organizations in Okinanwa that are speaking out against the handling of sexual assaults committed by US military personnel
  16. The Myannmar nuns and other women who marched with the monks but got almost no notice
  17. Cynthia McKinney–presumptive nominee for president of the Green Party
  18. Riane Eisler
  19. Frances Moore Lappe
  20. Malalai Joya
  21. Wangari Maathai
  22. Helen Thomas
  23. Amy Goodman
  24. Starhawk
  25. Michele Batchelet
  26. Dolores Huerta
  27. Laurie David (environmentalist)
  28. Marian Wright Edelman (Children’s Defense Fund)
  29. Thelma Golden (museum curator)
  30. Barbara Ehrenreich
  31. Cecile Richards (PP of America)
  32. Arundhati Roy (author, activist)
  33. Michiko Kakutani (top NYT book reviewer)
  34. Roman Catholic Womenpriests (POWERFUL international group of women)
  35. Shirley Franklin (mayor of Atlanta)
  36. Doris Lessing (only the 11th woman to win the Nobel prize for literature)
  37. Toni Morrison
  38. Rigoberta Menchu Tum
  39. Grace Lee Boggs
  40. Charlotte Bunch
  41. Mary Robinson
  42. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI)
  43. Gov. Jennifer Granholm (MI)
  44. Laila Ali (boxer)
  45. Danica Patrick (racecar driver; recently the first female IndyCar winner in history)
  46. My mother, your mother, and all the women who teach in classrooms everywhere–if they aren’t influential, somebody needs to explain to me the definition of that word!
    Cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network blog.

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