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.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- China's leader is telling the People's Liberation Army to prepare for war
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
- How I lost all my money
- Why Pakistan won't hunt down the terrorists within its borders
- How to save money: 12 great personal finance tips
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- 'Tis the season for archaic English
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- The best books we read in 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
Subscribe to the Week