Celebrating Women's History Month

Mar 1, 2024

It's Women's History Month! Read here to learn about the Women in Business who inspire your Executive Officer team. Share your own female business inspiration and tag us on Instagram to be featured.

Taylor Swift

Singer/Songwriter, 2023 Person of The Year, 14 Grammy Award Winner, Activist (1989-Present)

Holly Huston: Taylor Swift, a global phenomenon and one of the most influential women of our time, has left an indelible mark on the world through her music, advocacy and unwavering commitment to positive change. With a career spanning decades, Swift has transcended the boundaries of the music industry, becoming a cultural icon and role model for millions worldwide. Through her poetic lyrics and relatable storytelling, she has forged a deep connection with her audience, offering solace, empowerment and inspiration to fans of all ages.

Beyond her music, Swift has actively spoken against sexism and inequality in the entertainment industry, challenging gender stereotypes and advocating for equal treatment. She has fearlessly confronted issues such as body image scrutiny, unequal pay and double standards, sparking meaningful conversations and fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for women in the music business and beyond.

Her philanthropic efforts, generosity and genuine compassion have earned her respect and admiration as she continues to support numerous charitable causes and organizations. Taylor Swift's influence extends far beyond entertainment, shaping perceptions, sparking meaningful conversations and inspiring countless individuals to embrace their authenticity, stand up for what they believe in and positively impact the world.

To learn more about Taylor Swift's impact on the business world, read here.

Sudha Murthy

First female engineer at TELCO, philanthropist, author, chairperson of Infosys (1950 - Present)

Trinjan Kaur: Sudha Murthy, a pioneering woman in the male-dominated engineering field, shattered stereotypes and became the first female engineer to be hired at India's largest auto manufacturer, TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO). Her success in this role laid the groundwork for numerous women aspiring to enter traditionally male-dominated professions.

However, Murthy's journey didn't end with engineering; it merely laid the foundation for her broader contributions to society. Her literary pursuits have touched countless lives, as her writing sparks introspection and empathy, encouraging readers to reflect on the world around them and aspire for positive change. As the current chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, she spearheads numerous initiatives in education, healthcare, rural development and the arts. Murthy's commitment to giving back to society exemplifies the power of compassion and empathy in creating a more equitable world.

Moreover, Sudha Murthy's journey serves as a testament to the resilience and tenacity of women in the face of adversity. Despite encountering numerous challenges and setbacks, she remained steadfast in pursuing excellence and social justice. Her ability to navigate through obstacles with grace and determination inspires women everywhere to persevere in adversity and pursue their dreams relentlessly.

Get to know Sudha Murthy more by reading her books, find them here.

Jungmin Kang

Founder of Snoopslimes, Forbes 30 under 30 for E-commerce, Former DECA Member (2004 - Present)

Oliva Stegner: Jungmin Kang founded her business, Snoopslimes, at the age of 13. She used her $200 allowance to begin her online business, where she sells a fan favorite - Slime. She created her own slime recipes and quickly went viral on Instagram for her ASMR content and unique business approach. Kang, a former DECA member, was recognized at ICDC for winning first place in the Business Growth Plan with her business.

Now, Snoopslimes is based in Austin, TX and has sold over 1 million slimes. She has since been featured on Forbes 30 under 30 for E-commerce and has been featured by NRF, ABC News and Austin Business Journal. Kang’s dream is to bring more representation to those with her background and encourage teens to pursue their entrepreneurship dreams. She highlights her Korean culture by creating slimes inspired by it. Kang’s impact as a young leading woman in the business world has inspired many, and she continues to blaze her trail every day.

To learn more about Jungmin Kang and Snoopslimes, check out her website here.

Madam C.J Walker

The First Female Self-Made Millionaire in America (1867-1919)

Eva Shapiro: Madame C.J. Walker is known as the trailblazing matriarch of self-made success. Born to formerly enslaved parents, she faced adversity and encountered numerous obstacles in her life. Despite this, she was faced with unwavering determination and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

After suffering from hair loss of her own, Madame C.J. Walker hair care products were born. By recognizing and addressing an underserved market, she transformed her life and revolutionized the hair care industry. With her savvy marketing strategies, such as storytelling, building a personal brand identity, door-to-door sales, and in-person demonstrations, Walker had an innate understanding of her customers' needs. Her ability to connect with her customers personally and her relentless dedication to promoting her brand set her apart in a competitive market.

Walker rapidly ascended to become the first female self-made millionaire in  America, crashing through boundaries and setting the stage for future women entrepreneurs.

To learn more about Madame C.J. Walker and her entrepreneurial impact, watch the Netflix series Self Made.

Katherine Johnson

Mathematician and Physicist (1918-2020)

Alex Ellsworth: Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician and physicist, stands as an emblem of resilience and brilliance during a time when women, particularly women of color, faced formidable barriers in science. Born in 1918, Johnson's remarkable contributions to the United States space program are pivotal, especially during the early years of NASA. As a "human computer," she played a crucial role in calculating trajectories for historic space missions, including the trajectory for the first American in space, Alan Shepard, and the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first humans on the Moon.

Her meticulous calculations and unwavering dedication shattered gender and racial stereotypes, paving the way for future generations of women in STEM. Katherine Johnson's legacy is an inspiration during Women's History Month, highlighting the indomitable spirit of women who overcame societal obstacles to leave an indelible mark on scientific progress.

To learn more about Katherin Johnson and her everlasting impact on NASA, watch the movie Hidden Figures!


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