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Women's History Month: Finding Your Role Model

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In honor of March as Women's History Month, it is important to appreciate all of the great female role models who continuously inspire us - the next generation of women who will be changing the world. Here are only a few of many extraordinary women doing extraordinary things.
Reshma Saujani
"As members of our evolving society it is so important that we...focus on creating a cohesive dialogue that tells our female youth that any opportunity is theirs for the taking."

Reshma is an incredibly strong supporter of women in technology. As founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that teaches girls computer science, she has become a female role model for countless girls across the country. Her immense efforts towards closing the gender gap in STEM fields give the world a preview of how a future filled with gender equality in technology will not only benefit women and girls everywhere, but also help solve many of the world's problems.

Angelina Jolie
"People say that you're going the wrong way when it's simply a way of your own."
Although Angelina Jolie is most commonly known for being one of Hollywood's leading actresses, she is also an incredible activist and philanthropist. Donating to over 29 charities and foundations isn't the only way she gives back. Angelina also became a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in 2001, to help educate the public about the lives of displaced refugees in more than 20 countries. In between her personal life and acting career Angelina has found time to visit many of the nearly 60 countries the Jolie-Pitt foundation has helped. As such a successful woman in the media, she proves that an influential voice can do a great deal of good for others. As a role model, Angelina Jolie teaches young women that you can do what you want in life and still find a way to give back.

Melinda Gates
"In short, when we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everybody else."

Melinda Gates is a perfect example of a strong female role model. As an influential part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she's guided more and more people toward healthy, productive lives. Part of their foundation focuses on developing countries, giving people a chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, the foundation supports those with the fewest resources, allowing them to access opportunities they need to succeed in their educational and personal lives. Melinda and her husband are ranked the second most generous philanthropists in America. Not only can she teach women about generosity and activism, but also about leadership. After getting her degree in computer science and economics, Melinda started her career at Microsoft, proving to be yet another role model for young women interested in technology.
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