Condoleezza Rice: 'Societies need women to prosper'
8 March 2013 Last updated at 00:08 GMT
To mark International Women's Day, former White House Press Secretary and political analyst Dee Dee Myers has been interviewing some of the most powerful women in the world.
As part of the BBC's What If? season, she asked former US Secretary of State Dr Condoleezza Rice about her route to the top and the importance of women being in power.