Excerpts from TIME's 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century:

On Martha Stewart:
""Her popular cookbooks, Martha Stewart Living magazine and television show of the same name have led many to dub Martha Stewart, 69, the doyenne of domesticity...Over the past two decades, Stewart's influence on the way people entertain, decorate, cook and design has been unparalleled.""

On Margaret Mead:
""Mead's professor and mentor Franz Boas is credited with the concept of cultural relativism in American anthropology, but it was Mead who truly eradicated the concept of the ""savage"" through her extensive fieldwork in the Pacific.""