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I created “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” series on September 20, 2015.  However, I realized that I had been showcasing women (Caucasian & women of Color) that havebroken the glass ceiling over the past few years in my posts.
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While there are women who may not necessarily be the first woman in history (see movie trailer for Suffragette below); my focus is on living women since one can relate to them better than trailblazers of the past..
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One should note; that there are some videos which have expired in my earlier blog posts; however, generally there is some narrative or a link to their bibliographies to learn about them and their accomplishments.   The vast majority of these modern women trailblazers has also written at least one book.
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Do you know a trailblazer?
If you know of an a woman who has broken the glass ceiling; feel free to contact me.  My contact info is at the end of this post.
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Gloria Steinem, 81 is an American feminist, journalist, author and a social political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement since the late 1960s is our featured trailblazer.
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Note:  This full video episode expires Sunday, November 8, 2015.  
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Gloria Steinem’s inspirational & insightful interview 
with Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday  
October 25, 2015 
Oprah sits down with living legend Gloria Steinem to discuss her lifetime of travel, her trailblazing work as a social and political activist and her new book, My Life on the Road. Watch the full interview above. – 
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Note:  This full video episode expires Sunday, November 8, 2015. 

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Gloria Steinem and Maya Angelou walking to the March on
Washington’s 20th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther
King’s speech_Aug. 27, 1983
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​left, Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer, Gloria, the late U.S. 
Congresswoman Bella Abzug and Barbra Streisand at an event
honoring Gloria Steinem_1981
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​Released October 27, 2015
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Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
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When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel. Taking to the road—by which I mean letting the road take you—changed who I thought I was. The road is messy in the way that real life is messy. It leads us out of denial and into reality, out of theory and into practice, out of caution and into action, out of statistics and into stories—in short, out of our heads and into our hearts.
Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. When she was a young girl, her father would pack the family in the car every fall and drive across country searching for adventure and trying to make a living. The seeds were planted: Gloria realized that growing up didn’t have to mean settling down. And so began a lifetime of travel, of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution.
My Life on the Road is the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria’s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality—and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both. From her first experience of social activism among women in India to her work as a journalist in the 1960s; from the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of Ms.magazine; from the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference to her travels through Indian Country—a lifetime spent on the road allowed Gloria to listen and connect deeply with people, to understand that context is everything, and to become part of a movement that would change the world.
In prose that is revealing and rich, Gloria reminds us that living in an open, observant, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, and how we understand each other.
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Gloria Steinem is presented the Presidential Medal of
Freedom by President Obama.  White House_Nov. 2013

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling series

October 19, 2015
October 11, 2015
October 4, 2015
September 20, 2015
Prior to official launch on September 20, 2015 “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” series
September 14, 2015
Vanessa Williams won the 57th Miss America; however, she was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America.
April 29. 2015
April 24, 2015
Janet Reno was the first U.S. Attorney General; however, Loretta Lynch is the first African American woman.
Last year July 13th, 15th & 17th; are three women (Albright, Rice & Clinton) U.S. Secretary of State who broke the glass ceiling.
January 25, 2015
July 17, 2014
Hillary Clinton happens to be the first woman after having served as first lady and a U.S. Senator to become U.S. Secretary of State.
July 15, 2014
Madeleine Albright was the first US Secretary of State; however, Condoleezza Rice was the first African American woman.
July 13, 2014
January 22, 2014
October 9, 2013
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British Historical Film released in the U.K. October 12thwith a limited U.S. release October 23rd.

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Bonjour!
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Camille
Camille Mitchell
Ambassador

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