While on the world stage, for eight years in a row, she was considered by many to be the most powerful woman in the world. She served as the Secretary of State for the United States of America under President George W. Bush. She was the first African-American woman secretary of state. She graduated with honors from the University of Denver and from the University of Notre Dame. She was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. She is an accomplished pianist and has performed in public since she was a young girl. She credits her parents with instilling in her a strong faith in God and said of her faith, “The one thing that both of my parents had that I’m grateful to have is a deep and abiding faith in God. There’s no greater gift parents can give their kids than that.” Her name is Condoleezza Rice.
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