Winning at Work? A Look at Women in Business Today

By Kelly Huffman for AllBusinessSchools.com |

Working women, ever wonder if you’re getting anywhere?

Consider this: In 1973, Katharine Graham was the only female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

The only one.

Well-educated but with zero business training and precious little journalism experience, she became publisher of the Washington Post in 1963. Over the next three decades, she faced down politicians, personal threats and striking printers to lead the family-owned paper through some of its toughest times. Along the way, she grew the Post Co. into a billion dollar business.

We were so intrigued by Graham’s personal story (she took over the paper when her husband committed suicide) that we had to include her in our new Women Rising infographic. It’s a snapshot of women in the workforce today—including the progress they’ve made, the roadblocks they face, and a stirring roundup of all the “Monday motivation” you’ll ever need.

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