Women leaders of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have used their power to influence the course of major political events and have spearheaded social change on an international scale. Yet before their achievements were realized, all had personal struggles and cultural biases to overcome. Leading Women celebrates the impact that women in leadership roles have made across cultures and decades. Each book examines the subject childhood, education, and how she was influenced by family, teachers, and friends. Sidebars throughout the texts emphasize the historical events that shaped each leader life and times.