This year, women from different corners of the world break huge barriers to become the ‘firsts’ in their field. These 15 females prove that women can do anything and reach unimaginable heights.
First woman of color to lead a label at the world’s largest luxury fashion conglomerate and first black woman to have an album on the Billboard 200 for 200 consecutive weeks
First Native American women to serve in Congress.
First woman to become chief economist for the International Monetary Fund.
First Muslim women to serve in Congress.
First woman to be reelected as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
First woman of Asian descent to win two Golden Globes.
First indigenous woman to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar
First solo female artist to win Best Rap Album Grammy Award.
First black person to win an Oscar for costume design.
First skier to win 17 World Cup races in one alpine ski season
First woman to win the Abel Prize for mathematics.
First woman to become Chief Justice of Malaysia.
First wheelchair user to win a Tony Award.
First woman to become president of Slovakia.
First woman to lead an Army infantry division.