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Women Making America and Redefining Success

Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington

In light of National Women’s History Month, I thought it was appropriate to recognize Arianna Huffington and her efforts to help make America better for all women.

She is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books.

In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In 2012, her media group, The Huffington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

At the recent premiere of the PBS documentary MAKERS, Huffington commented on the advancement of women’s equality saying

“we have to continue to expand women’s roles and the ability for women to do whatever they want to do.”

MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves.

Click to watch a preview of the MAKERS documentary


I remember when Inner Intimates was just getting started, a wonderful journalist named Samara O’Shea interviewed me for a Huffington Post article that she was writing titled How Are Vaginas Doing Fifteen Years After “The Vagina Monologues?”

I thought I would share it with you:

“I recently encountered something I never thought I’d see: A 66-year-old woman who spends most of her days talking, tweeting, and blogging about vaginas. Olga Cohen went into early menopause at the age of 43. This reaped havoc on her body and she ended up on a mission to restore her vagina to its pre-menopausal days. Having created the product that works best for her, a remedy called Vaginal Renewal Complex, she now advises women dealing with hot flashes and vaginal dryness. 

Needless to say, Olga is thrilled that the word vagina is no longer taboo, but she thinks women still need to be more open about some of the aging vagina’s problems. Her message is simple: “If you can’t talk about the problem, there is no hope of solving it.” Olga says whenever she is speaking with a shy woman, she tells the story of her own vagina first, which instantly puts her listener at ease.”




Author: Olga Cohen

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