2010-2017 (Women)
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.

Jill Abramson

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

OWN Network

Oprah Winfrey launches OWN cable network.

Sara Blakely

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

Marissa Mayer

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

Ava Duverney

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

Julia A. Pierson

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

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.

Hillary Clinton Annouces Presidential Run

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

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.

Carla Hayden

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

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.

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.

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.

Africa's First Private Satellite

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

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.

Geisha Williams

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