This Tough Girl Tuesday we are recognizing Gloria Steinem - one of the most influential women of our time. As an American writer and activist who has been involved in feminist and other social justice movements for more than forty years, Gloria co-founded the Women's Action Alliance, a pioneering national information center that specialized in nonsexist, multiracial children's education, and the National Women's Political Caucus, a group that continues to work to advance the numbers of pro-equality women in elected and appointed office at a national and state level. Her journalistic credits include co-founder of Ms. Magazine where she was instrumental in the magazine's move to join and be published by the Feminist Majority Foundation, and she also helped to establish New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. Recognizing that women needed to be visible and powerful in the media, in 2005 Gloria co-founded the Women's Media Center, which is a non-profit progressive women's media organization. Gloria has received a host of accolades and recognition for her triumphant activism efforts including Parenting Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in promoting girls' self-esteem, Biography Magazine listed her as one of the 25 most influential women in America, and she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.