The Day's 2012 theme is, appropriately enough:
'Connecting girls, inspiring futures.'This 'Grrl owes much to the Scouts. So too many other women, some of whom are depicted in an online Washington Post slideshow. Included are women we've honored as foremothers -- photographer Margaret Bourke-White and Ambassador and Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro -- as well as other women on whom we've posted -- publisher Gloria Steinem, tennis great Venus Williams, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, astronaut Sally Ride, Queen Elizabeth II, and the former and present U.S. Secretaries of State, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.
Smart cookies, indeed.