Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner Unite for 'Ban Bossy' Girl Empowerment Campaign

Pushy, stubborn, bossy.

“Being labeled something matters,” says Jennifer Garner in a new campaign – Ban Bossy – that’s encouraging girls to be leaders.

Condi Rice: From Intern to Secretary of State

A word of advice from Condoleezza Rice: “Be good to your interns.”

As the newly confirmed Secretary of State started her first day on the job Thursday, Rice, 50, recalled how 28 years ago she entered the same Washington, D.C., building – as an intern in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

“Well, this is a little different welcome than the first time that I came to work at the State Department,” she said after being greeted by cheers from employees. “Now, there’s a lesson in that: Be good to your interns,” she quipped.

Condoleezza Rice to Undergo Surgery

SCHEDULED: Former national security advisor Condoleezza Rice, who is expected to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state in President Bush’s second term, is scheduled to undergo a minor surgical procedure Friday, a spokesman for Rice said. Rice is having uterine fibroid embolization, designed to block noncancerous tumors in the uterine wall, Reuters reports. She is expected to undergo the procedure Friday while Bush is traveling to Chile, and to be home by Saturday.

Bush Cabinet Shakeup: Colin Powell Quits

Secretary of State Colin Powell and three other members of President Bush’s 15-person Cabinet resigned on Monday, the White House has confirmed.

The Associated Press reports that current national security adviser Condoleezza Rice is most likely to succeed Powell in the top spot.

Besides Powell, the other departures are Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and Education Secretary Rod Paige. The three follow the post-Nov. 2 election resignations of Attorney General John Ashcroft and Commerce Secretary Donald Evans.