Women Who Broke Barriers In The Business World

To honor advancements in gender equality in the workplace, Stacker compiled a list of 50 women who broke barriers in the business world. 

Katharine Graham became the first woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, the Washington Post Company, in 1972.

Katharine Graham

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Born in 1867 to sharecroppers, Madam C.J. Walker launched a collection of hair products for African American women at age 38.

Madam C.J. Walker

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Lucille Ball

Becoming the first woman to have ownership over a major television studio.

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Muriel Siebert

Despite never earning a college degree, Muriel Siebert became the first female member of the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 28, 1967.

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She became the first woman to establish a bank in the United States in 1903.

Maggie L. Walker

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