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Mary Anderson (Inventor)
1866-1953
From: United States: Alabama
Fields: Business and Finance, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: real estate developer, invented windshield wiper blade

Elizabeth Arden
1878-1966
From: Canada, United States: New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Business and Finance
Key Words/Phrases: founded a cosmetics company

Mary Kay Ash
1918-2001
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Business and Finance
Key Words/Phrases: entrepreneur, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Laura Ashley
1925-1985
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Business and Finance
Key Words/Phrases: fashion designer

Susan Cobb Milton Atkinson
1860-1942
From: United States: Florida, Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Education
Key Words/Phrases: Promoted education for women

Lucille Ball
1911-1989
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: TV star, comedian, film and TV executive

Joyce Banda
1950-
From: Malawi
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: Politician, educator, women's rights activist

Dicksie Bradley Bandy
1890-1971
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: Businesswoman, supported Native American rights

Jill Barad
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: CEO of Mattel

Florence (Pancho) Lowe Barnes
1901-1975
From: United States: California
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Business and Finance, Exploration and Adventure
Key Words/Phrases: Stunt pilot, aviatrix, daredevil, club owner

Janet Emerson Bashen
1957-
From: United States: Ohio, Texas
Fields: Business and Finance, Computer Science and Information Technology, Invention
Key Words/Phrases: patented a software application

Cathleen Black
1944-
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting

Elizabeth Boit
1849-1932
From: United States: Massachusetts
Fields: Business and Finance

Lydia Moss Bradley
1816-1908
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Business and Finance, Philanthropy

Helen Gurley Brown
1922-
From: United States: Arkansas, California
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting, Literature and Poetry

Margot Cairnes
From: Australia
Fields: Business and Finance

Candice Carpenter
From: United States
Fields: Business and Finance, Computer Science and Information Technology

Lillia C. Clemente
1941-
From: Philippines
Fields: Business and Finance, Literature and Poetry

Abby Cohen
1952-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Business and Finance

Esther Dyson
1952-
From: United States
Fields: Business and Finance

Catherine Evans
1880-?
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Business and Finance

Gabrielle Giffords
1970-
From: United States: Arizona
Fields: Business and Finance, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: U.S. Congress, politician, businesswoman, survived an assassination attempt

Kate Gleason
1865-1933
From: United States: New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Engineering, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: mechanical engineer, bank president, philanthropist

Hetty Howland Green
1834-1916
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York, Vermont
Fields: Business and Finance
Key Words/Phrases: businesswoman, financier

Iman (model)
1955-
From: Kenya, Somalia, United States: New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: supermodel, actress, entrepreneur

Keiko Ochiai
1945-
From: Japan
Fields: Business and Finance, Literature and Poetry

Helen Martin King
1895-1988
From: United States: Arkansas
Fields: Art, Business and Finance, Education

Rebecca Mark-Jusbasche
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Business and Finance, Management and Labor Relations
Key Words/Phrases: head of Enron International

Bridget Mason
1818-1891
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Business and Finance, Health and Medicine, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: former slave, nurse/midwife, real estate owner, philanthropist

Mary Musgrove (Cousaponokeesa)
1700-1765
From: United States: Georgia, South Carolina
Fields: Business and Finance, Other
Key Words/Phrases: Creek Indian interpreter, cultural mediator

Esther Afua Ocloo
1919-2002
From: Ghana
Fields: Business and Finance
Key Words/Phrases: entrepreneur, pioneer of microlending

Chief Bisi Ogunleye
From: Nigeria
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance

Dolly Parton
1946-
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Business and Finance, Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: musician, singer, songwriter, actress, business woman

Eliza Lucas Pinckney
1722-1793
From: Antigua and Barbuda, United States: South Carolina
Fields: Agriculture and Horticulture, Business and Finance
Key Words/Phrases: agriculturalist, indigo grower, plantation manager

Vivienne Poy
1941-
From: Canada, Hong Kong
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Business and Finance, Government and Politics
Key Words/Phrases: senator, business woman, fashion designer, Asian-Canadian

Marcia Radosevich
From: United States
Fields: Business and Finance, Computer Science and Information Technology

Debbie Reynolds
1932-2016
From: United States: California, Texas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, singer, businesswoman, Hollywood Walk of Fame

Anita Roddick
1942-2007
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Human Rights, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: Founder of the Body Shop, activist, philanthropist

Patricia F. Russo
1953-
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Business and Finance
Key Words/Phrases: CEO of Lucent

Marjorie Scardino
1947-
From: United Kingdom, United States: Arizona
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting, Law

Felice N. Schwartz
1925?-1996
From: United States: New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance

Cheryl Shavers
From: United States: Arizona, California
Fields: Business and Finance, Engineering
Key Words/Phrases: engineer, manager

Mimi Silbert
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Sociology/Social Work
Key Words/Phrases: rehab, criminal justice

Kimora Lee Simmons
1975-
From: United States: Missouri, New Jersey
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Business and Finance

Suzanne Somers
1946-
From: United States: California
Fields: Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, businesswoman, writer

Deborah Szekely
From: United States: California, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: volunteer

Laura D'Andrea Tyson
1947-
From: United States: California, New Jersey
Fields: Business and Finance, Education

Maggie Lena Walker
1867-1934
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Business and Finance

Vera Wang
1949-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Business and Finance

Terrie M. Williams
1954-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Business and Finance

Terrie M. Williams
From: United States: New York
Fields: Business and Finance

Ann Winblad
1950-
From: United States: California, Minnesota
Fields: Business and Finance, Computer Science and Information Technology

Oprah Winfrey
1954-
From: United States: Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting, Philanthropy, Stage and Screen

Victoria Claflin Woodhull
1838-1927
From: United Kingdom, United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Business and Finance, Government and Politics, Human Rights, Journalism and Broadcasting

Sheryl WuDunn
1959-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting
Key Words/Phrases: Pulitzer Prize winner, journalist, businesswoman

Janet L. Yellen
1946-
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Business and Finance



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