Here’s a take a look at girls in enterprise, schooling, authorities and sports activities who’ve damaged by way of the glass ceiling and grow to be the primary of their respective positions in the US.
1739 – Elizabeth Timothy is the primary lady newspaper writer, of the South Carolina Gazette.
1867-1919 – Madam C.J. Walker is the primary lady to grow to be a self-made millionaire. Her enterprise develops and sells hair care merchandise for Black girls.
1934 – Lettie Pate Whitehead is the primary lady to function a director of a significant company, the Coca-Cola Firm.
1967 – Isabel Benham is the primary feminine companion at a Wall Avenue bond home, R.W. Pressprich & Co.
1972 – Juanita Kreps turns into the primary lady to function a director of the New York Inventory Alternate. In 1977, she is the primary lady appointed secretary of Commerce.
1972 – Katharine Graham is the primary lady to be CEO of a Fortune 500 firm, the Washington Put up.
July 1999 – Carly Fiorina is the primary lady to function CEO of a Fortune 20 firm, Hewlett-Packard.
2011 – Beth Mooney is the primary lady to function CEO of a high 20 US financial institution, KeyCorp.
1648 – Margaret Brent of Maryland seems earlier than a courtroom to request the fitting to vote. She is taken into account the primary lady to observe legislation.
July 16, 1840 – Catherine Brewer is the primary in a gaggle of 11 girls to earn bachelor’s levels, graduating from Wesleyan School in Macon, Georgia.
1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is the primary lady to obtain a medical diploma. She earns a M.D. from the Geneva Medical School in New York.
1866 – Lucy Hobbs is the primary lady to obtain a doctorate in dental surgical procedure, graduating from the Ohio School of Dental Surgical procedure.
1869 – Arabella Mansfield is admitted to the Iowa State Bar, turning into the primary lady admitted to a state bar.
1870 – Ada Kepley graduates from Union School of Legislation in Chicago and is the primary lady to earn a legislation diploma.
1873 – Ellen Swallow Richards, the primary lady admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise, earns a level in chemistry.
1877 – Helen Magill turns into the primary lady to earn a Ph.D., when she graduates from Boston College.
1872 – Victoria Claflin Woodhull turns into the primary lady presidential candidate in the US when she is nominated for the Equal Rights Get together.
April 4, 1887 – Susanna Madora Salter is the primary lady elected mayor of a US city, Argonia, Kansas.
1916 – Jeannette Rankin of Montana is the primary lady elected to Congress. She serves only one time period after which is elected once more in 1940 for one time period. Throughout this time, she votes in opposition to participation in each World Struggle I and World Struggle II.
November 21, 1922 – Rebecca Felton is the primary lady to serve within the US Senate. She is appointed by Georgia’s governor who wished to win over feminine voters after his preliminary opposition to the Nineteenth Modification giving girls the fitting to vote. She serves 24 hours on this non permanent emptiness through the session break.
January 5, 1925 – Nellie Tayloe Ross is the primary lady to function a governor of a state, Wyoming. In Might 1933, she additionally turns into the primary lady to function director of the US Mint.
1928 – Genevieve R. Cline is the primary lady appointed as a US federal decide. She is nominated to the US Customs Courtroom by President Calvin Coolidge.
1932 – Hattie Wyatt Caraway is the primary lady elected to the US Senate. She wins a particular election after taking her late husband’s seat by appointment. She serves Arkansas within the Senate for almost 14 years.
1933 – Frances Perkins is the primary lady to be appointed US secretary of labor, making her the primary lady to serve on a presidential cupboard. She is essentially chargeable for crafting a lot of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” labor and Social Safety laws.
1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine is the primary lady to win election to each homes of Congress. (She was elected to the Home in 1940.) Her landmark laws is the Armed Providers Integration Act (giving girls within the army full standing).
June 21, 1949 – Georgia Neese Clark is the primary lady to be named Treasurer of the US. She is appointed by President Harry S. Truman.
1949 – Helen “Eugenie” Anderson is the primary lady to function a United States ambassador. Beneath President Truman, Anderson serves because the ambassador to Denmark. Later, she additionally turns into the primary lady to signal a diplomatic treaty, and the primary lady to take a seat on the United Nations Safety Council.
1960 – Oveta Culp Interest turns into the primary secretary of well being, schooling, and welfare. Later, she can be the primary director of the Ladies’s Military Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the primary lady to obtain the US Military Distinguished Service Medal.
1964 – Margaret Chase Smith is the primary lady positioned in nomination for president of the US by a significant political get together. On the Republican Nationwide Conference, she loses the nomination to Barry Goldwater.
1977 – Juanita Kreps is the primary lady appointed secretary of commerce. In 1972, she was the primary lady to function a director of the New York Inventory Alternate.
December 6, 1979 – Shirley Hufstedler is sworn in as the primary secretary of Schooling.
1983 – Elizabeth Dole turns into the primary lady to function secretary of Transportation.
1984 – Geraldine Ferraro is the primary lady nominated for vice chairman of the US by a significant get together, on the Democratic Nationwide Conference in San Francisco.
1990 – Dr. Antonia Novello is the primary lady (and the primary Hispanic individual) to be appointed as US surgeon normal.
January 21, 1993 – Hazel R. O’Leary is confirmed as the primary lady to function US secretary of vitality. She’s additionally the primary African American to serve in that position.
March 11, 1993 – Janet Reno is confirmed as the primary lady to function US lawyer normal.
August 5, 1993 – Sheila Widnall is confirmed by the Senate to function secretary of the Air Power, the primary lady to function secretary of a department of the US army.
January 2001 – Gale Norton turns into the primary lady to function US secretary of the inside, and Ann Veneman is the primary lady to function US secretary of agriculture. Each had been nominated by President George W. Bush.
2001 – Fran Mainella is the primary lady to be appointed director of the US Nationwide Park Service.
2007 – Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) turns into the primary lady to function speaker of the Home of Representatives.
2009 – Janet Napolitano turns into the primary lady to function US secretary of homeland safety. Beforehand, Napolitano had been the primary feminine chair of the Nationwide Governors Affiliation and the primary lady to function the lawyer normal of Arizona.
February 2014 – Janet Yellen turns into the primary lady to chair the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
September 2014 – Megan Smith is the primary lady to be appointed as US chief know-how officer.
February 2015 – Megan Brennan turns into the primary lady to function US postmaster normal.
July 26, 2016 – Hillary Clinton is the primary US lady to steer the ticket of a significant get together. She secures the Democratic nomination on the nationwide conference in Philadelphia.
September 14, 2016 – Carla Hayden is sworn in as the primary feminine librarian of Congress.
January 20, 2021 – Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice chairman of the US, making her America’s first feminine, first Black and first South Asian vice chairman.
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