7 Most Influential Women of the Last Decade ...

The past decade saw a number of women reach extraordinary heights in their profession or career.

It was an inspiring decade, one full of exultant triumphs and astonishing defeats.

Through it all, these 7 women stood their ground and showed us their true metal.

They have played a vital role in transforming the landscape of their careers and here are the reasons why.

1. Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clintonโ€™s run for president was one of the most awe-inspiring events of the last decade.

Never before did a female politician manage to garner so much support and momentum in a presidential run.

She was largely expected to win the Democratic nomination and wouldโ€™ve broken ground as the first woman President.

Ultimately she did not win but continues to serve the government in the critical role of US Secretary of State.