Career success for women has been a struggle throughout history. However, the challenges haven’t stopped women from making incredible achievements.
Here's a list of women who broke barriers in the business world. It features both historical figures and modern-day legends.
She became the nation’s first woman publisher in 1766, and the first woman postmaster in 1775.
Lettie Pate Whitehead was appointed to The Coca-Cola Company’s board of directors in 1934, making her one of the first women directors of a major American corporation.
Television changed when Oprah Winfrey came on the scene. At just 19 years old, she became WTVF-TV’s first (and youngest) Black anchor.
When award-winning performing artist Rihanna launched her makeup brand, Fenty Beauty, in 2017, she showed the world that inclusive cosmetics are a recipe for business success.
Beth Ford, chief executive of Land O’Lakes, is the first publicly gay woman to lead a Fortune 500 firm. She is considered a role model in business for the LGBTQ+ community.