Amy Poehler Named Top 25 Pop Culture Icon

I was excited to find out that actress and comedienne Amy Poehler was named as one of Time Magazine’s top 25 pop culture icons. And that’s not just because I think she is one funny lady with great comedic timing. I got to hang out with Amy and a bunch of other inspirational women last summer for a conversation about how those working on behalf of empowering women and girls could use the media to create more positive change. Amy’s passion for empowering young girls and supporting others doing work with similar goals makes her one of my mentors for sure.

Here’s another reason I love Amy: Smart Girls at the Party! Smart Girls at the Party is an online community created by Amy and her fellow Smart Girls, Meredith Walker and Amy Miles, with a goal of empowering girls to change the world by being themselves. The site includes a bunch of online webisodes where Amy, Meredith, and Amy interview real girls doing extraordinary things. The current episode features a profile of a 12-year-old robot builder, Rachel (you can watch it here).

Congratulations, Amy! Keep on inspiring smart girls everywhere!


  1. flowers frangipani Said,

    April 26, 2011 @ 1:13 am

    I love you Amy, because of you lot giving the change against women

  2. Cathy Said,

    April 27, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    Awesome job Amy! Keep doing what you’re doing! 🙂

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