There are so many women who are changing the world, testing their limits and making this planet a better, more united place. Time Magazine took it upon themselves to celebrate these strong individuals in their latest project "Firsts".

"Firsts" is a special multimedia project that features 46 women who broke a variety of barriers and have been the first in their field to accomplish a major milestone. Some of the names are well known, for example, Hillary Clinton, who is the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for president; Oprah Winfrey, who is the first woman to own and produce her own her own talk show; and Aretha Franklin, who is the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The images were shot over the course of the year by a 22-year-old Brazilian photographer named Luisa Dörr using an iPhone.

Take a look at the portraits of women who tested and then broke boundaries that reshaped the world for decades to come below.

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#1 Eileen Collins - First Woman To Command A Space Shuttle

Eileen Collins - First Woman To Command A Space Shuttle

Collins became an astronaut in 1991 and served as a pilot or commander on four spaceflights before retiring from NASA in 2006.

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Daria B 1 year ago

No, it was Kathryn Janeway! (Joke, of course, she's from the future) You go, commander Collins!

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#2 Ilhan Omar - First Somali-American Muslim Person To Become A Legislator

Ilhan Omar - First Somali-American Muslim Person To Become A Legislator

Omar was elected on Nov. 8, 2016, to represent Minneapolis’ District 60B in the Minnesota house of representatives.

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Joni Nelis 1 year ago

she is gorgeous and classy!

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#3 Ann Dunwoody - First Woman To Rise To Four-Star General In The U.S. Military

Ann Dunwoody - First Woman To Rise To Four-Star General In The U.S. Military

Dunwoody, who served nearly four decades in the U.S. military, rose to become a four-star general in 2008 and retired in 2012 as commander of the Army Materiel Command.

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varwenea 1 year ago

Military is such a 'battlefront' for females. Kuddos to this clearly tough lady.

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#4 Sylvia Earle - First Woman To Become Chief Scientist Of The U.S. National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration

Sylvia Earle - First Woman To Become Chief Scientist Of The U.S. National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration

Earle is president and chair of Mission Blue, an organization that advocates for legal protection and conservation of the world’s oceans.

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1 year ago

Not entirely sure what that is, but sounds awesome!

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#5 Serena Williams - First Tennis Player To Win 23 Grand Slam Singles Titles In The Open Era

Serena Williams - First Tennis Player To Win 23 Grand Slam Singles Titles In The Open Era

Williams, who has been playing professional tennis since 1995, has won 72 singles titles, 23 doubles titles and four Olympic gold medals.

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GalaxyInAJar 1 year ago

She is incredible, so inspiring too

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#6 Aretha Franklin - First Woman To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Aretha Franklin - First Woman To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Franklin has won 18 Grammy Awards. Watch Aretha Franklin’s performance of “Rock of Ages”.

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varwenea 1 year ago

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

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#7 Ellen Degeneres - First Person To Star As An Openly Gay Character On Prime-Time Tv

Ellen Degeneres - First Person To Star As An Openly Gay Character On Prime-Time Tv

DeGeneres, an Emmy-winning TV host and comedian, has hosted her eponymous talk show since 2003.

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just a thought ! 1 year ago

Her energy and enthusiasm is just really contagious ! She's amazing !

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#8 Oprah Winfrey - First Woman To Own And Produce Her Own Talk Show

Oprah Winfrey - First Woman To Own And Produce Her Own Talk Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest-rated talk show in TV history, ran for 25 years.

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Anna Sheridan 1 year ago

Oprah is so admirable, rising from the bottom right to the top. An inspiration.

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#9 Mae Jemison - First Woman Of Color In Space

Mae Jemison - First Woman Of Color In Space

Jemison, who holds degrees in engineering and medicine, went to space on the Endeavour in 1992.

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varwenea 1 year ago

YES!! Love seeing a STEM pioneer at the top - engineering and medicine - Woot!

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#10 Rita Moreno - First Latina To Win An Emmy, A Grammy, An Oscar And A Tony

Rita Moreno - First Latina To Win An Emmy, A Grammy, An Oscar And A Tony

Moreno is one of 12 people to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony, known as an EGOT. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.

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Nadine Hughey 1 year ago

I remember when she was "just" the funny lady on The Electric Company.

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#11 Gabby Douglas - First American Gymnast To Win Solo And Team All-Around Gold Medals At One Olympics

Gabby Douglas - First American Gymnast To Win Solo And Team All-Around Gold Medals At One Olympics

Douglas won three gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and helped Team USA win gold at the 2011 and 2015 world championships.

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Taryn Wallace 1 year ago

Not that I disagree with the fact that she is gorgeous but it's interesting to me that that's been said on multiple pictures. Would she be any less amazing if she wasn't gorgeous? Is that something that we comment on when we are talking about men's achievements? I don't want anyone to misunderstand and think I'm saying anything negative but I really find it interesting that no matter how far we come as a gender we still feel the need to look good while doing it. That may never change but it's something to think about.

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#12 Carla Hayden - First Woman And First African American To Be Librarian Of Congress

Carla Hayden - First Woman And First African American To Be Librarian Of Congress

Hayden, who ran the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and served as deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library system, was the first African American to receive Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year Award in 1995.

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Juwita Rima 1 year ago

she's gorgeous

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#13 Danica Patrick - First Woman To Lead In The Indianapolis 500 And The Daytona 500

Danica Patrick - First Woman To Lead In The Indianapolis 500 And The Daytona 500

In 2013, Patrick became the first woman to win the pole position at the Daytona 500.

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1 year ago

She's beautiful!

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#14 Ava Duvernay - First Black Woman To Direct A Film Nominated For A Best Picture Oscar

Ava Duvernay - First Black Woman To Direct A Film Nominated For A Best Picture Oscar

DuVernay directed Selma, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, and 13th, an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

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Taryn Wallace 1 year ago

I'm gonna get so much crap for this but what movie are they talking about?

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#15 Mazie Hirono - First Asian-American Woman To Be Elected To The U.S. Senate

Mazie Hirono - First Asian-American Woman To Be Elected To The U.S. Senate

Hirono, who was born in Japan, was elected to Hawaii’s house of representatives in 1980 and later became the state’s lieutenant governor. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013 and has been a Senator since 2013.

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Galeanthropy2017 1 year ago

So happy to see Asian American women here as well.

#16 Shonda Rhimes - First Woman To Create Three Hit Shows With More Than 100 Episodes Each

Shonda Rhimes - First Woman To Create Three Hit Shows With More Than 100 Episodes Each

Rhimes created Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, and is an executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder.

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Daniel da Silva 1 year ago

And Grey's celebrating their 300th episode tonight!

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#17 Madeleine Albright - First Woman To Become U.S. Secretary Of State

Madeleine Albright - First Woman To Become U.S. Secretary Of State

Albright served as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. from 1993 to 1997 and U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001.

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Agnes Nagy 1 year ago

The emblem says she's a Ravenclaw :|

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#18 Patricia Bath - First Person To Invent And Demonstrate Laserphaco Cataract Surgery

Patricia Bath - First Person To Invent And Demonstrate Laserphaco Cataract Surgery

Bath was the first female African-American doctor to patent a medical device, the Laserphaco Probe, in 1988.

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Mixedupste 1 year ago

I didnt see that coming!

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#19 Cindy Sherman - First Woman To Break $1 Million In A Photography Sale

Cindy Sherman - First Woman To Break $1 Million In A Photography Sale

Sherman, who studied painting before turning to the camera, is known for her chameleon-like self-portraits.

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Petra Christovová 1 year ago

What is with the heads in that shelf??

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#20 Katharine Jefferts Schori - First Woman To Be Elected Presiding Bishop Of The Episcopal Church

Katharine Jefferts Schori - First Woman To Be Elected Presiding Bishop Of The Episcopal Church

Jefferts Schori studied biology at Stanford University and has a Ph.D. in oceanography from Oregon State University.

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GalaxyInAJar 1 year ago

Gosh, I wish my religion allowed women to become officiaries like this

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#21 Kathryn Sullivan - First American Woman To Walk In Space

Kathryn Sullivan - First American Woman To Walk In Space

After 15 years at NASA, Sullivan became chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and later administrator of the NOAA from 2014 to 2017.

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Tih Nicastro 1 year ago

Women’s are more and more dominating space travels. 😊

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#22 Mo'ne Davis - First Girl To Pitch A Shutout And Win A Game In A Little League World Series

Mo'ne Davis - First Girl To Pitch A Shutout And Win A Game In A Little League World Series

The Monarchs finished the Little League World Series in 2014 with two wins. Davis, now 16, has turned her attention to basketball.

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Holly Hobby 1 year ago

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Where is her shoe? lolol

#23 Kathryn Smith - First Woman To Become A Full-Time Coach In The Nfl

Kathryn Smith - First Woman To Become A Full-Time Coach In The Nfl

Smith, who began her NFL career as a game-day intern with the New York Jets, left the Buffalo Bills in January 2017.

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Lara B. 1 year ago

You go girl :)

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#24 Michelle Phan - First Woman To Build A $500 Million Company From A Web Series

Michelle Phan - First Woman To Build A $500 Million Company From A Web Series

Phan launched the beauty subscription company Ipsy and the beauty brand EM Cosmetics.

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Isabel Tamayo 1 year ago

OMG she's gone a long way...

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#25 Alice Waters - First Woman To Win The James Beard Award For Outstanding Chef

Alice Waters - First Woman To Win The James Beard Award For Outstanding Chef

Waters opened Chez Panisse in 1971 and started the Edible Schoolyard Project in 1995.

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Abigail Hatch 1 year ago

Cute Polish chicken!

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#26 Nikki Haley - First Indian-American Woman To Be Elected Governor

Nikki Haley - First Indian-American Woman To Be Elected Governor

Haley served as South Carolina’s governor from 2011 to 2017. She is the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

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Ana T. 1 year ago

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well this is actually wrong, is not indian hindu-american since her parents are from india.

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#27 Geisha Williams - First Latina CEO Of A Fortune 500 Company

Geisha Williams - First Latina CEO Of A Fortune 500 Company

Williams took over as CEO and president of PG&E Corp. on March 1, 2017.

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Out of chocolate 1 year ago

THIS YEAR? Am I the only one who gasped “what?!” Out loud?

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#28 Hillary Clinton - First Woman To Win A Major Party’s Nomination For President

Hillary Clinton - First Woman To Win A Major Party’s Nomination For President

Clinton, who has served as First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State, was the Democratic Party nominee for President in the 2016 election.

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GalaxyInAJar 1 year ago

Can't we just support that she got farther in the elections than any other woman in the history of America, and that she is pushing the limits that society has placed on women? You don't have to agree with someone's policies to respect them,

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#29 Jennifer Yuh Nelson - First Woman To Solo-Direct A Major Hollywood Animated Feature

Jennifer Yuh Nelson - First Woman To Solo-Direct A Major Hollywood Animated Feature

Nelson’s Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) is the second highest-grossing film directed by a woman, only recently surpassed by Wonder Woman (2017).

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makki 1 year ago

This picture is very pretty

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#30 Lori Robinson - First Woman To Lead A Top-Tier U.S. Combat Command

Lori Robinson - First Woman To Lead A Top-Tier U.S. Combat Command

In 2016, Robinson became the highest-ranking woman in U.S. military history as leader of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command.

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Ana Fuentes 1 year ago

Wow, just wow!!!

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#31 Elizabeth Blackburn - First Woman To Become President Of The Salk Institute

Elizabeth Blackburn - First Woman To Become President Of The Salk Institute

Blackburn, president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies since 2016, won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her DNA breakthroughs.

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Tih Nicastro 1 year ago

She’s one of the best researchers on biology with 3 degrees

#32 Melinda Gates - First Woman To Give Away More Than $40 Billion

Melinda Gates - First Woman To Give Away More Than $40 Billion

Gates, who has degrees in computer science and economics as well as business administration, worked at Microsoft from 1987 to 1996. She is a co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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cyberbird 1 year ago

Give me one please.

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#33 Ursula Burns - First Black Woman To Run A Fortune 500 Company

Ursula Burns - First Black Woman To Run A Fortune 500 Company

Burns retired in 2017 as chair of Xerox, where she served as CEO from 2009 to 2016.

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#34 Loretta Lynch - First Black Woman To Become U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch - First Black Woman To Become U.S. Attorney General

Lynch served as U.S. Attorney General from 2015 to 2017.

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1 year ago

She looks fierce!

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#35 Mary Barra - First Woman To Become CEO Of A Major Car Company

Mary Barra - First Woman To Become CEO Of A Major Car Company

Barra joined General Motors when she was 18 and has been its CEO since 2014.

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Lara B. 1 year ago

Wow! She worked her way right up to the top :)

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#36 Candis Cayne - First Transgender Woman With A Major Role On Prime-Time Tv

Candis Cayne - First Transgender Woman With A Major Role On Prime-Time Tv

Cayne, who started her career dancing in New York City, is known for her role on Dirty Sexy Money and her appearances on I Am Cait.

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makki 1 year ago

She's so pretty!

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#37 Maya Lin - First Woman To Design A Memorial On The National Mall

Maya Lin - First Woman To Design A Memorial On The National Mall

Lin won a public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial while she was an undergraduate student at Yale University.

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Krystine Patterson 1 year ago

I love her Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. A stunning design..."Until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream".

#38 Rita Dove - First Black U.S. Poet Laureate

Rita Dove - First Black U.S. Poet Laureate

Dove, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry in 1987, served as U.S. poet laureate from 1993 to 1995.

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#39 Rachel Maddow - First Openly Gay Anchor To Host A Prime-Time News Program

Rachel Maddow - First Openly Gay Anchor To Host A Prime-Time News Program

Maddow hosts the Emmy-winning Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

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Lucia Hewitt 1 year ago

Chicks rule!!!

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#40 Barbara Walters - First Woman To Co-Anchor A Network Evening News Program

Barbara Walters - First Woman To Co-Anchor A Network Evening News Program

After more than 50 years in journalism, Walters retired from her talk show, The View, in 2014.

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James Boles 1 year ago

Barbara Walters was and still is an excellent commentator on a myriad of subjects . As well a good interviewer . When she created The View it was intended to give Women the opportunity to express , analyze and comment their take on a subject . However since her retirement 3 years ago , the "controlling ( and dare I say conniving ) " members of the table , the Show has gone straight into self-destruct mode ! Not one thing said is ever fully explored , facts are suspect and personal opinion has become " order of the day " . It really is time to put the Show to bed and for it to become a " was " , not an" it ."

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#41 Issa Rae - First Black Woman To Create And Star In A Premium Cable Series

Issa Rae - First Black Woman To Create And Star In A Premium Cable Series

Rae is the author of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and stars on HBO’s Insecure, which she created.

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LaDonna Hulcy 1 year ago

I LOVE you Issa!

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#42 Janet Yellen - First Woman To Chair The Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen - First Woman To Chair The Federal Reserve

Yellen, formerly an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, is the chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

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Connie Martin 1 year ago

A shame she wasn't reappointed. But...ya know

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#43 Nancy Pelosi - First Woman To Become Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives

Nancy Pelosi - First Woman To Become Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives

Pelosi, who represents California’s 12th Congressional District, has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987. She was the Speaker from 2007 to 2011 and is now the minority leader.

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James Boles 1 year ago

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We won't get into the do's and do not's for this " Confused Representative . She is sooo far to the left , it's amazing she can find her way to DC . Her one "talent " ( and this is being charitable ) is to stir up the pot with incessant criticism of anything Republican !

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#44 Sheryl Sandberg - First Woman To Become A Social-Media Billionaire

Sheryl Sandberg - First Woman To Become A Social-Media Billionaire

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and was the first woman named to the company’s board of directors. She founded the nonprofits Lean In and Option B.

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Corinne Wiedemann 1 year ago

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Not an accomplishment

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