I've been watching the oversaturated cable news coverage of the Democratic National Convention the last couple days and one thing has stood out from anything else: this convention has featured several strong women.
Whether or not you agree with the politics of the women speaking, there's something genuinely refreshing about seeing these powerful women steal the spotlight in a historically male-dominated arena.
Nancy Pelosi is the first female speaker of the House and mother of five. Michelle Obama is a mother and lawyer, graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School - despite growing up on Chicago's Southside. Hillary Clinton has passionately worked on behalf of America's middle class and after November may very well be the most powerful member of the U.S. Senate in terms of political capital.
As a young father with a young daughter, I'm extremely fortunate to have these women as role models for my baby girl.
Too often, the young women of our society focus on popular culture icons like L.C. from "The Hills" or Paris Hilton. The progress of Pelosi, Obama and Clinton should be viewed with a bipartisan eye because, no matter your political slant, a lot can be learned from their success and determination.