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21 women who shattered barriers and paved the way for future generations

From Aretha Franklin to Sandra Day O'Connor, these incredible women got things done — and we should never forget their accomplishments.
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23 ways to support International Women’s Day when you shop online today

These female-founded companies should always be on your radar for the innovative products they offer, but especially on International Women's Day.
Woman working on an early model Servus computer in the 1970s.

20 vintage photos of women in the workplace

For centuries, women have been unsung heroes of the workforce. Here's a look at what they've accomplished in the West throughout the years.
Alli Webb co-founded Drybar in 2008.

A founder who built a multimillion-dollar company has pragmatic advice for people who want to start their own business

Alli Webb cofounded Drybar with her brother and husband in 2008. Ten years later, Drybar is a multi-million dollar business with more than 100 locations nationwide. She said a successful business starts with an "extreme passion" and good leaders who are open to honest feedback.

How Goldman Sachs’ Dina Powell became a top contender to replace Nikki Haley at the UN

Dina Powell was the highest ranking Arab-American in the Bush administration. After making millions on Wall Street, she briefly served in the Trump administration, and now she's rumored to replace outgoing ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.
Sylvia Acevedo credits her career success to her early years as a Girl Scout.

The Girl Scouts have gone from baking and sewing to cybersecurity and financial literacy

Sylvia Acevedo grew up as a Girl Scout and was named CEO of the organization in 2017 after working as a rocket scientist for NASA and engineer for IBM. She introduced new Girl Scout badges, including for programming robots and cybersecurity mastery.
In 1980, Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo was told she couldn't receive a promotion because she was a woman.

A rocket scientist-turned-CEO proved her boss wrong early in her career by booking a ticket to Latin America — and got herself a promotion

The CEO of Girl Scouts wasn't always surrounded by women in her career. In fact, being a woman almost held Sylvia Acevedo back from getting a promotion — until she proved her boss wrong.
Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo has used her trailblazing career as a model for the scouts she now oversees.

Girl Scouts CEO explains why she’s not worried about Boy Scouts going co-ed

Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo had a career as a trailblazer, and now she's using her experience to reinvent the Girl Scouts with a science and tech focus. She's also doubling down on programs tailored to girls as Boy Scouts goes co-ed.

Women still make up a minority of leadership positions at the biggest tech companies

Recent data suggests that women make up less than 50% of leadership positions at companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google.

Companies with more female executives make more money, Bank of America says

Bank of America Merrill Lynch crunched the numbers and found that companies with a higher share of women holding executive positions historically outperformed.