The Women in Power Couples

March 23, 2013 by Jswana  
Published in Fashion

I do believe that behind every good man is a nice, good woman….

According to Forbes there are 100 Most Powerful Couples in the World.  What defines the women, however?  Who are they and what do they do?  Some do obvious things, others are more subtle but are extremely viable forces behind their men.  We can start with the obvious which would be First Ladies.  These ladies tend to set Fashion Trends and are scrutinized heavily by the Public.  First Lady Pat Nixon was the only lady not mention in the second link below outlining the strength of the First Lady’s fashion sense.  I thought she was superb.  Some felt that her sense was lackluster; I found it pretty and simple.  She bought American-Made clothes, had some Designer fashions but could walk into a Boutique and choose her look.  When we witnessed her and waved to her on the side of the Blackstone Hotel in the mid 70s, she looked striking and beautiful.  It’s a matter of opinion.  Certainly though, fashion isn’t the only thing that puts a woman in a successful union in the spotlight.  It’s also a lot in what she does.

Michelle Obama is the force behind her husband the President of the third Largest Populated Country in the world.  Most first Ladies set a distinct fashion sense and if they don’t it isn’t because there isn’t money behind the making of their sometimes Couture fashion. From Jacqueline Kennedy’s Pill Box Hats, beautiful gowns and Bouffant Hairdo, to Mrs. Patricia Nixon’s Sophistication and soft, beautiful colors, to Roslyn Carter’s lavish and well-received fashion choices in her suits and dresses and forward to Michelle Obama, First ladies are noticed for their Fashion Senses but most importantly what they do.  According to print: Michelle–named the globe’s eighth most powerful woman by Forbes this year—doesn’t just sit in the White House. She leads the Let’s Move campaign to tackle childhood obesity and has made official trips to Africa, India, Latin America and the U.K. Not to mention, her fashion choices alone have contributed $2.7 billion to the retail sector, according to the Harvard Business Review.

English: Michelle Obama with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Angelina Jolie:  Though she and Brad Pitt continue to say that they won’t marry, something binds them together to make them a viable couple to be reckoned with.  They are now raising six children together.  Continuing to be Box office draws, together they made about 50 Million Dollars last year alone.

Beyonce Knowles-Carter:  Beyonce Knowles combined with her husband’s success and income is worth about 460 Million Dollars and she also contributes to their success.   A Star in her own right, she is about to launch another Tour and plans to have other children.  It is said that she made about 40 Million herself last year.   She is making obviously good Career choices.

We focus on the women of today, but the Women of Yesterday who were in successful marriages that endured would include the Brilliant example that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward shared as a Hollywood Couple who survived the turmoils of  Hollywood.  In Mr. Newman’s own words “I would have been a bum had I not met Joanne” or Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby.  Mr. Cosby is one of the Biggest Contributors to the American Negro College Fund (ANCF) and Camille has her causes as well. They have struggled through marital problems but trudged on, regardless.

Success is worth far more than money and happiness goes the distance.  These people showed that they not only have or had the power to succeed but made wise choices in their relationships.  All hasn’t been well with each and every couple – no, but it is obvious that married folks can learn that behind a Good Man, lies a Good Woman!

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