A Brief History of Women in Power
Golda Meir, Israel
Once called "the only man in the Cabinet," Golda Meir was a formidable figure in Israeli politics. Tall, gaunt, blunt and determined, to the world she embodied the steely stubbornness of the Israeli spirit. "There is a type of woman," she once said, "who does not let her husband narrow her horizon." After an illustrious political career, including service as Israel's Labor Minister and Foreign Minister, among other high-level positions, she was called out of retirement at age 70 to lead her country as Prime Minister from 1969 to 1974.