21 Powerful Living Women: Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court Justice, Attorney, Judge, Author
Sonia is an American w/Puerto Rican heritage. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton and won the University’s Moses Taylor Pyne Prize, the highest honor possible for its undergraduates, and she was offered a scholarship to Yale Law School. She was the first Hispanic federal judge in New York State. Sonia broke boundaries by becoming the first Latina to be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. As a liberal Justice she has ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act and legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. She is known for her trust in the judicial process. “Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society.”
Highlights: Hispanic Heritage Awards in Leadership. Books: My Beloved Worlds, Turning Pages: My Life Story, and Just Help! How to Build a Better World.