10 Careers Women Had to Fight to Enter


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In 2008, Indra Nooyi was president and CEO of PepsiCo. -- and the highest paid female CEO in the United States.
In 2008, Indra Nooyi was president and CEO of PepsiCo. -- and the highest paid female CEO in the United States.
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In the past, women were more apt to get assigned typewriters than expense accounts in the male dominated world of corporate business, and many will agree that a glass ceiling is still present. It wasn't until the 1980s that Liz Claiborne became the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and it was in a company that bore her name. As of 2009, the American workforce is more than half women, but still only 15 of the Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs.

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