The Women in Time’s Most Influential List 2011: Amy Poehler

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I’m going to do a short series now because every year Time (the magazine) names the top 100 most influential people. I thought as 2011 closes out, I’d take a look at who these women are (and I might give my thoughts on whether or not I think they really are one of the 100 most influential people in their world).

So the first woman I’m covering is Amy Poehler and I have to say, whoever wrote that tribute to her didn’t do that great of job, or at least I didn’t like it that much. They spent half of what limited space they get to write the tribute telling bad jokes and didn’t really tell me anything about why she is influential.

But here are the facts about her:

  • She is a comedian and an actress.
  • She is known for her roles on Saturday Night Live (where she was best known for impersonating Hillary Clinton), Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Parks and Recreation, and more.
  • She is a mother.
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Overall, I’m not 100 percent sure why she is so influential. There are a lot of people who know who she is, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she is influential. Additionally, I disagree with some of her personal beliefs. But if you think that she really was one of the top most 100 influential people of 2011, leave a comment below and let me know. I’m open to changing my mind. I’ll be back with another woman from Time’s top 100 most influential people of 2011 soon.


Other influential women from Time’s Most Influential List 2011 that I profiled include Major General Margaret Woodward, Maria Bashir, Mia Wasikowska, Esther Duflo, Felisa Wolfe-Simon, Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Blake Lively, Kate Middleton, Michele Bachmann, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Dilma Rousseff, Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Giffords, Aung San Suu Kyi, Kim Clijisters, Jennifer Egan, Amy Chua, and Angela Merkel.

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