Madeleine Albright. “I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.” . . . (and my favorite quote) “There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, a Czech-born refugee, became the first woman ever to hold the post of United States secretary of state in 1997. She was granted political asylum in the U.S. in 1948 and became an American citizen in 1957.
UN ambassador : a behind-the-scenes look at Madeleine Albright's world by Robert Maass. A biography of the American ambassador to the United Nations, describing her childhood as a Czechoslovakian refugee during World War II and her responsibilities as an ambassador.
Madeleine Albright 1997 Madeleine Albright is sworn in as U.S. secretary of state. She is the first woman in this position as well as the highest-ranking woman in the United States government. Read more: Famous Firsts by American Women, 1901–Present | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womensfirsts2.html#ixzz2XSPiGrof
Madeleine Albright: b. 1937; Madeleine Albright was the first woman to become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by US President Bill Clinton, and was sworn in on January 23, 1997. Albright currently serves as a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. In May 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.