No Limits to a Woman’s Achievement

No Limits to a Woman’s Achievement

Tuesday 24th of December 2019

No Limits to a Woman’s Achievement

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.

1. Rihanna, Barbados

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

2. Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids, United States

First Native American women to serve in Congress.

3. Gita Gopinath, India

First woman to become chief economist for the International Monetary Fund.

4. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, United States

First Muslim women to serve in Congress.

5. Nancy Pelosi, United States

First woman to be reelected as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

6. Sandra Oh, Canada

First woman of Asian descent to win two Golden Globes.

7. Yalitza Aparicio, Mexico

First indigenous woman to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar

8. Cardi B, United States

First solo female artist to win Best Rap Album Grammy Award.

9. Ruth E. Carter, United States

First black person to win an Oscar for costume design.

10. Mikaela Shiffrin, United States

First skier to win 17 World Cup races in one alpine ski season

11. Karen Uhlenbeck, United States

First woman to win the Abel Prize for mathematics.

12. Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Malaysia

First woman to become Chief Justice of Malaysia.

13. Ali Stroker, United States

First wheelchair user to win a Tony Award.

14. Zuzana Caputova, Slovakia

First woman to become president of Slovakia.

15. Laura Yeager

First woman to lead an Army infantry division.