What do Janet Yellen, Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer and Alexa Von Tobel have in common? As different as they may be, all these women are breaking ground as we speak!
Janet Yellen, (pictured left) the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, is a strong contender to replace Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairman, proving that women are ready and waiting to be at the helm in finance. President Obama should appoint this capable woman to the job.
In other industries women are also breaking ground. ABC Anchor Diane Sawyer beat out the traditional top news broadcaster Brian Williams to be number one the week of July 22 for the first time, putting women at the front of the line, and Oprah Winfrey turned a profit with her new television network OWN, beating forecasts and showing everyone she remains a major force in the industry.
Add to this the many young women entrepreneurs like Alexa von Tobel, Founder of LearnVest (pictured right) who just raised $16.5 million in venture capital for the LearnVest personal finance site, and it's proof positive that women are making progress. Clearly we are ready to blast the glass for everyone!