Women in the World 2011 Participants: Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser; Professor of Political Economy at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
One of the most influential women in the world of global politics, Condoleezza Rice served as secretary of state and national security adviser under President George W. Bush and played a crucial role in developing U.S. foreign policy when America went to war. Rice is the author of several books, most recently Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family, which chronicles her experience growing up in race-torn Alabama in the 1950s. Rice serves on the boards of C3, Makena Capital, the Commonwealth Club, The Aspen Institute, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She is currently a professor of political science at Stanford and is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Find her on Facebook.