#21 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.
#22 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.
#23 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.
#24 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.
#25 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.
#26 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.
#27 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.
#28 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.
#29 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).
#30 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.