Michelle Obama First Lady, United States Age: 48 Residence: Washington, DC Country of Citizenship: United States Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University; Doctor of Jurisprudence, Harvard University Marital Status: Married Children: 2
Sheryl Sandberg - Forbes Power Women: COO Facebook. "I don't believe in 'having it all,'" she says. "But I do believe in women and men having both a successful career and family. The more women we get into positions of power, the more likely we'll get that."
Meg Whitman CEO, Hewlett-Packard Age: 56 Source of Wealth: Ebay, Self-made Residence: Atherton, CA Country of Citizenship: United States Education: Master of Business Administration, Harvard University; Bachelor of Arts / Science, Princeton University Marital Status: Married Children: 2
Jill Abramson Executive Editor, New York Times Co. Age: 58 Residence: New York, NY Country of Citizenship: United States Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Harvard University Marital Status: Married Children: 2
How the Vietnam War Made Female CEOs Better Than Men. Female executives’ success in Vietnam may stem in part from skills honed during decades of war that ended in 1975, according to Thuy. With many of the men away from home fighting, women took over running businesses and managing family finances in addition to raising children. While women control less than 7 percent of the nation’s corporate board seats, the second-highest among Southeast Asian countries after the Philippines.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer joined the Haganah in Jerusalem. Because of her diminutive height of 4 ft 7 in (1.40 m), she was trained as a scout and sniper. Westheimer was seriously wounded in action by an exploding shell during the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, and it was several months before she was able to walk again.