Sarah B. Cochran, 1857-1936

    A businesswoman and philanthropist. Served as director of several corporate boards in western Pennsylvania and one of the wealthiest women on the East Coast in the early 20th century.
    Category: Business & Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy.

  • Eleanor Lambert, 1903-2003

    Fashion publicist, the founder of New York Fashion Week, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Known as the “Empress of Seventh Avenue.”
    Category: Fashion & Beauty, Business & Entrepreneurship.

  • Anna Wintour, 1949

    The legendary editor in chief of Vogue magazine; one of the most powerful fashion industry figures.
    Category: Fashion & Beauty, Business & Entrepreneurship.

  • Mae Reeves, 1912-2016

    A pioneering milliner, famous for her custom-made hats, and one of the first African-American women to own a business in downtown Philadelphia.
    Category: Business & Entrepreneurship, Fashion & Beauty.

  • Madonna, 1958

    Best-selling musician, singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress. Famous for her contribution to women’s sexual liberation in pop culture.
    Category: Music, Theater & Cinema, Business & Entrepreneurship, Fashion & Beauty, Philanthropy.

  • Janet Yellen, 1946

    An American economist and the first woman to serve as the Chair of the Federal Reserve from 2014 to 2018, and the first woman Secretary of the Treasury.
    Category: Business & Entrepreneurship, Economics & Finance, Academy & Education.

  • Frances Roth, 1896-1971

    A lawyer and the first woman to be admitted to the Connecticut Bar Association. The co-founder and director of the Culinary Institute of America.
    Category: Business & Entrepreneurship, Culinary, Law.

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