O, The Oprah Magazine announces its second annual O Power List, which highlights women and men who have made an impact this year in everything from Hollywood to politics, education to technology, fashion to the environment, and healthcare to journalism. Kamala Harris and Vera Wang made the list.
San Francisco district attorney Kamala Harris, 45, is the first female African-American D.A. (AND ASIAN AMERICAN) in California—and if she’s elected attorney general next month, she’ll be the first African-American (ASIAN AMERICAN) to win statewide office there in 32 years. Here, writer and former deputy federal public defender, Ayelet Waldman argues the case for one of the boldest figures on the political scene today.
The power of taking a stand…Kamala Harris
“Having grown up around strong women, I know firsthand the importance of never taking ‘no’ for an answer and following your dreams. What a long way we have come! But we have so much more work to do.”
Fashion designers come and go. Almost by definition. A trend happens, and then it’s gone; so, too, the trendmaker. But Vera Wang has been in fashion (pun intended) for almost 25 years. Journalist Judith Thurman writes about the many qualities—perseverance, elegance, cool—we love about Vera.
The power of style…Vera Wang
“The idea that I could always do better, learn more, learn faster, is something that…. I carried with me for the rest of my life.”