A look at some of the most influential women in the world, by Alisa Keller.
I am Margaret Thatcher, and I worked for the United Kingdom as Prime Minister. I achieved three consecutive terms and successfully spurred the British economy from statism to liberalism. Because of my personality, my legacy continues as the most renowned figure in British politics since Winston Churchill.
I am Golda Meir, and I worked for Israel as the fourth Prime Minister. I was the first woman to hold that title, and I pushed to create peace in the Middle East through diplomacy. Ultimately, with the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War, I was unsuccessful. I was a staunch supporter of Zionism, and my legacy seen in the continuation of the Israeli state to this day.
I am Indira Gandhi and I worked for India as Prime Minister. I was the first woman to do so and I achieved three consecutive terms and successfully achieved closer relations with the Soviet Union and I supported East Pakistan in their efforts to secede from Pakistan, and my legacy remains in the continuation of the state of Bangladesh to this day.
I am Mother Teresa, and I worked for the Holy See, and for the poor, particularly in India. I successfully achieved the founding of the Catholic Order of the Missionaries of Charity and I achieved canonization as a saint. My legacy lives on in the prayers of Catholics who call for my intercession, and my legacy lives on in the continuation of charitable work in the Catholic Order of the Missionaries of Charity.
We are the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, and we pressured the corrupt Argentinian regime to give us information about, and to release our disappeared loved ones, most often our youth. We had varying levels of success, as some of our loved ones and their stolen children were released and returned to us, but most are still gone. Our legacy lives on in the continued effort to reunite the disappeared with their families in Argentina, especially of the children who were stolen and adopted by the regime.
I am Michelle Obama, and I worked for the United States of America as the 44th First Lady. I am known for addressing issues in American society such as obesity and malnutrition, especially in children, the education of girls, and the sexual harassment of women. My successes have yet to fully develop, but my legacy lives on in the creation of my Let's Move campaign to end childhood obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle for kids.