CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When we hear about Women's History Month (or any history month, for that matter), we tend to think about the pinnacles of women's issues. Susan B. Anthony, Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem are a few names that come to mind.
What we forget, though, is that history is constantly happening around us. It's being made every day. Why don't we have a look at a few of the most influential women right now and what contributions they're making to society?
I've chosen these three women because their contributions to society extend beyond women's rights issues. They are leaving their mark on history one day at a time and slowly helping society reach where it needs to be.
More than likely, Michelle Obama is one of the first people that pops into your head when you think about today's most influential women, and that's understandable. Regardless of your political beliefs, there's no denying that every First Lady plays a big role in our society.
However, there's a lot more to Michelle Obama than just being the first black First Lady, which could easily be reason enough to be named an influential woman. By far, her biggest impact on today's society is her effort to end childhood obesity in America.
The "Let's Move!' campaign she started encourages children to become active and eat healthily. The website, www.letsmove.gov, provides information on how kids and their families can maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's presented in a sleek, stylish format that makes the information easy to grasp.