From Time: Each of the large banks employs a small handful of women in senior positions and only 3% of Fortune 500 companies have a female CEO. These figures show that the current financial recession is primarily the responsibility of the men in charge. Three women who challenge the status quo demonstrate through their action how women will be shaping the policies and laws that will protect consumers in the future. The article interviews Sheila Blair, the Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Mary Schapiro, the first woman to hold the post of Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) band the chief advocate for new consumer-finance regulations.
Kathryn Bigelow is "Queen of the Film World," becoming the first woman to receive the "Best Director" Oscar for The Hurt Locker. She is the fourth woman -- and second American woman -- to be nominated in the Academy's 82 years.
Beverly Wettenstein writes: "As a populist women's historian, journalist, advocate and spokesperson, my mission is to popularize women's history and to record, report and remember women's accomplishments, notably "first female" facts. The point that we still have "first female" records to make proves that we have challenges ahead. Ideally, I hope we have "first female fervor" to empower girls and women to continue to break barriers. My message is: Make more milestones!"
Michelle Bachelet’s presidency comes to a tumultuous end less than two weeks after her country withstood an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Here, the author assesses what her term in office has meant for women in Chile and what lies ahead.