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What is the impact of women in society today?

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Women have a tremendous impact on our society today. One major example of this can be seen in the race for the presidency. The leading candidate for the Democratic Party, and likely the nominee for that party, is Hillary Clinton. This would be the first time we will have a woman running for the presidency from a major political party.

Women are also involved in other parts of politics. Hillary Clinton was a United States Senator from New York. Dianne Feinstein is a U.S. Senator from California. Gwen Moore is in the House of Representatives. Nikki Haley is the Governor of South Carolina. There are many women who are also involved in other aspects of our state and our local governments.

Women are also very involved in the business world. Mary Barra is the CEO of General Motors. Indra Nooyi is the Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. There are many other women who own small businesses and make valuable contributions to our economy.

Women have leading roles in sports, in the motion picture and entertainment industries, and in law. Danica Patrick is a famous racecar driver. Sandra Bullock is a famous actress. Celine Dion is a well-known singer. Gloria Alfred is a famous attorney. Women have made many important contributions in so many different areas.

Without the contributions of women, we wouldn’t be as advanced as a country as we are today. Women have made tremendous contributions to our country and to the world.

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