Shine's most inspiring women of 2010

Sandra Bullock-
When the romcom queen became an Oscar winner this year, we got a taste of what Sandra Bullock is really made of. When she thanked her husband Jesse James for making this new deeper ... more 
Sandra Bullock-
When the romcom queen became an Oscar winner this year, we got a taste of what Sandra Bullock is really made of. When she thanked her husband Jesse James for making this new deeper level of her work possible, we were inspired by their relationship. From there it didn't take long for Jesse James' mistress to reveal a very different picture. Because of her Oscar speech, we knew the gravity of what Sandra had lost. What we didn't know was that her adoption of a baby boy was nearly complete. With strength that she can no longer trace to anyone but herself, she has boldly taken on motherhood at what is likely the most trying time of her life. Go Sandra go! less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:26 PM EDT
by Shine staff



Shine's most inspiring women of the year are truth-tellers, athletes, innovators, survivors, and one is about to be royalty. These leading ladies are by no means the only women of the year that had a lasting effect on us, they are simply a few whose persistent presence in the news made our staff proud. Flip on to read why we believe that these women deserve a nod.



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