Hello GirlMoguls! It’s the Finance Girl here, Lily! So, I was researching more about the economy and finance for my future installments of my favorite FLL (Financial Literacy Lesson) and I came across this awesome lady by the name of Dianne Feinstein. She’s a remarkable real-life GirlMogul, and she could teach me a few lessons for sure. I already learned so much by just reading about her life. Here’s what I learned:
Dianne Feinstein was born as Dianne Goldman in San Francisco, California. She went to high school, and then went on the graduate from Stanford University in 1955. I learned that after graduating from college, Dianne got married to Jack Berman, and then divorced three years later. But, right after she started her career in Politics, Dianne married neurosurgeon Bertram Feinstein. After he died in 1978, Dianne did eventually marry her third husband.
In politics, Dianne Feinstein was truly a trailblazer. She began on the California Women’s Parole Board, and worked her way up the ranks. She became the first female president of the board of supervisors, and then the first and only female mayor of the city of San Francisco. She ran and won for a senate seat of California in 1992, 1994, 2000, and 2006. She is a registered democrat and supported Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the last presidential primary. Clearly, Feinstein sees a woman leader in our near future, as we all do. However, when Secretary Clinton lost the primary to the now President Obama, Feinstein put her support behind then senator Obama against Senator McCain.
In the Senate, Dianne Feinstein has been on several committees, often as the first and only woman. For instance, she has been and is on the Committee on the Judiciary and Select Committee on Intelligence. At the end of the day, Dianne Feinstein has fought for what she believes in, and worked her way up the political ladder. She’s a GirlMogul in my opinion, because she pushes the envelopes and follows her dreams!