Women today are more driven than ever. They have big dreams and are willing to put in the effort it takes to achieve those dreams. Take a look around and you’ll find women leading companies, starting companies of their own, and holding positions that once were thought to be geared towards men. Today, we celebrate American Business Women’s Day by honoring the talented and hard working women that make up 47% of the US labor force.
Here’s a list of 10 American business women that have achieved ultimate career success and are paving the way for women to follow in their footsteps, or better yet, encouraging women to forge their own paths.
Sheryl Sandberg: COO Facebook & Best Selling Author
Accomplishments: Sheryl became the first women on Facebook’s board. Her book, Lean In, has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
Fun Fact: Sheryl launched a campaign to ban the word “bossy” from being used to describe women and young girls. She has partnered with celebrities and business women to spotlight the negative impact this word has left on girls. The campaign is aimed at empowering girls to become leaders. She joined forces with Girl Scouts to spread the message even further.
Net Worth: $1.21 Billion