2010-2017 (Women)
2010
Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first woman in the Academy’s 82-year history wins an Academy Award as best director for her Iraq War movie, The Hurt Locker.

2011
Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson becomes the first woman executive editor of the New York Times in its 160-year history.

2011
OWN Network

Oprah Winfrey launches OWN cable network.

2012
Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, becomes the youngest  self- made female billionaire.

2012
Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer becomes the CEO of Yahoo at 37 years old.

2012
Ava Duverney

Ava Duverney becomes the first African-American woman to win Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival.

2013
Julia A. Pierson

Longtime Secret Service agent, Julia A. Pierson, becomes the first woman to head the agency.

2014
Maryam Mirzakhani

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, first woman ever to receive a Fields Medal, considered to be mathematics’ equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

2015
Hillary Clinton Annouces Presidential Run

Hillary Clinton declares she is running for President of the United States.

2016
Hillary Clinton wins Democratic Nomination

Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to become the nominee of a major party for President of the United States.

2016
Carla Hayden

Carla Hayden becomes the first woman and African American to lead the Library of Congress.

2016
Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris becomes the first African-American and Indian-American woman appointed to the U.S. Senate since Carol Moseley Braun was appointed over 20 years ago.

2016
Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad, a survivor of abuse and rape by ISIS, wins the Nobel Peace Prize and rises to become the first Goodwill Human Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations.

2016
Simone Manuel

Simone Manuel is the first African American female swimmer to win an Olympic medal in an individual event at the RIO Summer Olympic games.

2017
Africa's First Private Satellite

14 African girls launch Africa's first private satellite while participating in the Meta Economic Development Organization.

2017
Haydiah-Nicole Green

Dr. Haydiah-Nicole Green, one of a few African-American women physicists, develops a 3-in-1 technology that targets images and treats cancer.

2017
Geisha Williams

Geisha Williams becomes the first Latin-American to lead a fortune 500 company, the PG&E Corporation.