With her recent appointment as Yahoo's new CEO, Marissa Mayer joins a still-rather-short line of women who have proven that gender needn't limit ambition. From America's first female astronaut to the baseball pitcher who conquered America's favorite pastime, here's a look back at seven women who fought their way into the Boys Club and helped pave the way for today's female groundbreakers.
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