Saturday, February 18, 2012

More Notable Women

Namira Salim
From The National: "Having walked where most women, and men, could only dream of walking, Namira Salim is busy preparing for the flight of her life. At 36, the Columbia University graduate has already conquered the North and South poles, skydived from Mount Everest and now plans to see the stars.

"I made a resolution to touch the heights of the skies and the depths of the ocean," she says.

The Pakistani-born, Dubai- and Monaco-based artist and self-confessed adventurer is preparing to make history again this year when she climbs aboard Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic flight into space."

Dawne Deskins
From WKTV: " For the first time in its 25-year history, a woman is in command of the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. 

Col. Dawne Deskins took command during a changing of the guard ceremony Friday morning in the Air Force Laboratory auditorium. Col. Deskins is no stranger to EADS; up until Friday morning, she was vice commander of the outfit responsible for safeguarding all U.S. airspace east of the Mississippi. As one of her superiors put it during the ceremony, Deskins goes from being a responsible person here, to THE responsible person. "

Mulikate Akande-Adeola
From Saturday Tribune: " FOR Hon.Mulikat Akande-Adeola ,all she ever and always wanted in life was to make a positive difference in other people’s live. As a child, she thought the only way to accomplish this all-important obligation on earth was to strive to acquire sound education and enter into politics. Some decades later, Hon. Mulikat Akande-Adeola, first ever female House Leader in Nigeria’s political history and the only female among principal officers (Senate & House of Representatives) of the 7th Assembly is doing what she has always wanted to do—serve. The outstanding lawmaker does not need elaborate introduction as her antecedents are well known to many."

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