How Four Powerful Women Find Power
We asked a few notables we look up to tell us where they find power in their own lives.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the September 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Writer and feminist activist
I feel true power when... "I hear someone say that anything I did or said or wrote helped to change her or his life for the better."
The most powerful woman I ever met was... "Bella Abzug, who had a clear sense of what could be, and enjoyed battling with anyone who thought it couldn't or shouldn't."
Too often, people confuse power and... "Money for its own sake."
I feel least powerful when... "I'm misunderstood or am watching people be invisible or humiliated."
When I need a power boost... "I sit in a circle with (mostly) women who also are trying to create a world in which everyone matters."
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