As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, we have much to feel great about. Opportunities for women are greatly better today in 2011 than they were in 1911 - and since 1920, we have even been able to vote in the United States! Economic opportunities for women are also very much improved, as is political participation.
International Women's Day marks a milestone this year, celebrating 100 years as a day of international celebration of women.
Washington show off its woman power. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard expressed their delight at meeting on such a favorable day.
Britain’s former first lady Cherie Blair was also at the State Department for the 2011 global Women of Courage Awards ceremony.
And the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, started her remarks with high admire for Hillary Clinton: “She is one heck of a Secretary of State. She has been a wonderful gift, not just to our country but to the rest of the world.”