When Brigham Young said ‘You educate a man, you educate a man, You educate a woman, you educate a generation’ he couldn’t have been more right! Gone are the days when all that being a woman meant was giving birth, nurturing children, taking care of the household and living life for others! The world has evolved and so has the status of women in society – it is a different league altogether, where the fairer sex is not just raising kids and looking after the house but transforming the world by her decisions and deeds. Extraordinary entrepreneurs, billionaire activists, visionary CEOs and pioneering philanthropists – women today are all of these and much more. And it is to these incredible souls that we dedicate this section. A global power, America has been home to some of the most powerful businesswomen in the world, be it as IBM CEO Virginia ‘Ginny’ Rometty or Kraft CEO Irene Rosenfeld, Facebook board of directors Sherly Sandberg or Disney Media Networks co-chairman Anne Sweeney, CFDA’s president and fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg or Sony Pictures Entertainment’s co-chairman Amy Pascal. Incredibly mindboggling, isn’t it? But this is just a side of the coin! With their avant-garde thinking, revolutionary policies and ground-breaking administrative skills, women today are equating men, on all grounds of business. Know more about the life and works of some of the exceptionally talented American business women.
Ghislaine MaxwellGhislaine Maxwell
25 December 1961
Socialite
Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite

Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump
30 October 1981
Daughter of Donald Trump

Paris HiltonParis Hilton
17 February 1981
Socialite, Model, Reality Star

Betsy DeVosBetsy DeVos
08 January 1958
United States Secretary of Education

Martha StewartMartha Stewart
03 August 1941
Businesswoman
Kourtney KardashianKourtney Kardashian
18 April 1979
Model, Reality Star

Khloé KardashianKhloé Kardashian
27 June 1984
Media personality

Madam C. J. WalkerMadam C. J. Walker
23 December 1867
Entrepreneur
Shannon LeeShannon Lee
19 April 1969
Actress, Entrepreneur

Dany GarciaDany Garcia
29 November 1968
Producer
Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel
04 November 1970
Television Personality

Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson
10 July 1980
Singer

Jenna JamesonJenna Jameson
09 April 1974
Entrepreneur

Kate SpadeKate Spade
24 December 1962
Fashion designer

Laurene Powell JobsLaurene Powell Jobs
06 November 1963
Businesswoman, Widow of Steve Jobs
Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model

Melinda GatesMelinda Gates
15 August 1964
Philanthropist, Wife of Bill Gates

Karlie KlossKarlie Kloss
03 August 1992
Model

Valerie JarrettValerie Jarrett
14 November 1956
Lawyer
Jennifer FlavinJennifer Flavin
14 August 1968
Entrepreneur, Wife of Sylvester Stallone

Christie BrinkleyChristie Brinkley
02 February 1954
Model, Actress, Businesswoman
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940
Actress

Barbara CorcoranBarbara Corcoran
10 March 1949
Business Women

Eva LaRueEva LaRue
27 December 1966
Actress
Alice WaltonAlice Walton
07 October 1949
Daughter of Walmart founder Samuel Walton

Wendi Deng Murdoch Wendi Deng Murdoch
08 December 1968
Businesswoman, Actress
Lady Bird JohnsonLady Bird Johnson
22 December 1912
First Lady of the United States

Kimora Lee SimmonsKimora Lee Simmons
04 May 1975
Model, Entrepreneur

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956
Actress
JWowwJWoww
27 February 1986
Television Personality

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Leona HelmsleyLeona Helmsley
04 July 1920
Business Woman
Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
01 December 1966
Actress

Jeanie BussJeanie Buss
26 September 1961
President of the Los Angeles Lakers

Nancy Shevell Nancy Shevell
20 November 1959
Paul McCartney's Wife

Mary Maxwell GatesMary Maxwell Gates
05 July 1929
Businesswoman
Joy ManganoJoy Mangano
01 February 1956
Entrepreneur
Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970
Blogger

Anne Wojcicki Anne Wojcicki
28 July 1973
Genomics Pioneer

Maryse OuelletMaryse Ouellet
21 January 1983
Wrestler

Carly FiorinaCarly Fiorina
06 September 1954
Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Tracey EdmondsTracey Edmonds
18 February 1967
Businesswoman

Dina Merrill Dina Merrill
29 December 1923
Actress, Socialite, Philanthropist

Randi ZuckerbergRandi Zuckerberg
28 February 1982
Entrepreneur

Gwynne ShotwellGwynne Shotwell
23 November 1963
President & Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX

Abigail FolgerAbigail Folger
11 August 1943
Business Women
Jillian MichaelsJillian Michaels
18 February 1974
Personal Trainer

Cynthia GermanottaCynthia Germanotta
30 August 1954
Philanthropist
Tasha McCauleyTasha McCauley
 
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Wife

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939
Actress

Marissa MayerMarissa Mayer
30 May 1975
Former President & CEO OF Yahoo!
Kathy IrelandKathy Ireland
20 March 1963
Model

Madge SinclairMadge Sinclair
28 April 1938
Actress
Draya MicheleDraya Michele
23 January 1985
Reality TV Star, Model, Actress & Entrepreneur

Kristina Sunshine JungKristina Sunshine Jung
01 August 1978
Entrepreneur

Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978
Political Analyst

Ann Walton KroenkeAnn Walton Kroenke
18 December 1948
Heiress to the Walmart Fortune

Christie HefnerChristie Hefner
08 November 1952
Former CEO of Playboy
Sharon CaseSharon Case
09 February 1971
Actress

Abigail JohnsonAbigail Johnson
19 December 1961
CEO of Fidelity Investments

Malinda WilliamsMalinda Williams
24 September 1975
Actress

Sheree J. WilsonSheree J. Wilson
12 December 1958
Actress
Catherine HicklandCatherine Hickland
11 February 1956
Actress, Businesswoman, Author

Tory BurchTory Burch
17 June 1966
Fashion Designer
Deborah NorvilleDeborah Norville
08 August 1958
Journalist

Hannah BronfmanHannah Bronfman
26 October 1987
Entrepreneur, Model, DJ

Marilyn MiglinMarilyn Miglin
1938 AD
Entrepreneur
Liz VasseyLiz Vassey
09 August 1972
Actress

Jacqueline MarsJacqueline Mars
10 October 1939
Businesswoman
Marillyn HewsonMarillyn Hewson
27 December 1953
CEO of Lockheed Martin

Amelia Warren TyagiAmelia Warren Tyagi
02 September 1971
Elizabeth Warren's Daughter

Lynsi SnyderLynsi Snyder
05 May 1982
Heiress of the In-N-Out Burger company.
Dylan LaurenDylan Lauren
09 May 1974
Owner of Dylan's Candy Bar

Mary Kay AshMary Kay Ash
12 May 1918
Businesswoman
AnnMaria De MarsAnnMaria De Mars
15 August 1958
Judoka, Technology Executive

Jolie GaborJolie Gabor
29 September 1896
Entrepreneur, Socialite

Anna Beth GoodmanAnna Beth Goodman
1969 AD
John Goodman's Wife

Natalie NunnNatalie Nunn
26 December 1984
Television Personality
Angela SimmonsAngela Simmons
18 September 1987
Reality TV star, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur
Nicole ShanahanNicole Shanahan
 
Entrepreneur

Bryiana Noelle FloresBryiana Noelle Flores
21 July 1991
Model

Sat Hari KhalsaSat Hari Khalsa
 
Entrepreneur, Spiritual Healer

Sarah E. GoodeSarah E. Goode
1855 AD
Inventor
Samantha SpenoSamantha Speno
11 January 1982
Randy Orton's Ex-wife

Mary PadianMary Padian
24 August 1980
Reality Star

Jennifer ArcuriJennifer Arcuri
31 January 1985
Businesswoman

Robin McGrawRobin McGraw
28 December 1953
Author, Entrepreneur, Television Personality
Kate WalshKate Walsh
13 October 1967
Actress

Erin Bria WrightErin Bria Wright
16 July 1991
Eazy-E's Daughter
Yandy SmithYandy Smith
21 March 1982
Reality TV Star

Estee LauderEstee Lauder
01 July 1908
Founder of the Estée Lauder Companies
Nina GrayNina Gray
23 August 1974
Entrepreneur
Nicole TuckNicole Tuck
07 December 1975
Entrepreneur & Artist Manager