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May Sarton, from Recovering: A Journal

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Born in Romania, Soare immigrated to Los Angeles in 1989. As a 32-year-old single mother, unable to speak English or to get approval for a credit card, Soare, who studied art and architecture back home, got her start in the U.S. as an aesthetician. Anastasia Soare, founder of makeup company Anastasia Beverly Hills. Today, it’s reported that a proposed investment by TPG could value Soare’s cosmetics company at as much as $3 billion, making Soare one of the wealthiest self-made women entrepreneurs in the U.S. But how did she start? “A hard-working mentality has been instilled in me from an early age, and I thought nothing of pulling twelve hours shifts on a regular basis. Pretty soon, though, I felt like I was stuck in a rut. My head was bursting with ideas b...

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Madeleine Albright (b. 1937) is a diplomat and politician. In 1997 she became the first woman to serve as US Secretary of State. She obtained her PhD from Columbia in 1975. Her first diplomatic posting was in 1993, when she was named US Ambassador to the United Nations. At the time of her appointment as Secretary of State, she became the most powerful woman in US history.

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