Condoleezza Rice

Angelina Rice knew her daughter was special, but when she took a year off from her job as a high school music teacher to home school little Condoleezza she had no idea she was laying down the educational building blocks for the first black, first female and youngest Provost of Stanford University, and the eventual U.S. Secretary of State (under George W. Bush), the first black woman ever to hold the position. The woman Forbes Magazine would twice declare ”The Most Powerful Woman in the World” grew up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama studying French, piano, ballet and figure skating. She is currently a faculty member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Director of its Global Center for Business and the Economy.

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