Working their way up the corporate ladder to rise from personal hardships and tragedies - while fighting gender discrimination, is a common life thread often seen among some of the most successful and famous women in business.
In 1868, she started the “Chicago Legal News.” In her weekly newspaper, she wrote about Illinois state court decisions, session laws, and legal reforms. Myra also reported on federal court decisions and legislative news. Her paper was a huge success and became the most widely-read legal newspaper in the country.
While at MTVN, Carolyn Everson oversaw strategic planning, operations and finance for MTVN’s multi-billion dollar U.S. Ad Sales department. Under her guidance, mtvU tripled its ad sales business to take its place among Viacom’s fastest growing businesses. In June 2010, Everson was hired by Microsoft as the head of global sales.
More than 4 million viewers tune in to TLC each week to follow the busy life of the Gosselin family. A full production crew is on location in the Gosselin home four days each week. To facilitate filming of the show, the couple has had to endure permanent studio light fixtures being installed in their home.
Lilly Ledbetter was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber for nineteen years before she discovered that she was paid far less for the same work as her male peers were being paid. She filed a lawsuit against Goodyear, and after a long legal battle, her case was ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court; she lost.
The battle continued with several bills being introduced to change the law. On January 29, 2009, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 was signed into law by President Barack Obama.