7 Final Frontiers Women Have Yet to Conquer
Cady Coleman is among the ranks of groundbreaking women who have explored outer space — boldly going where few women have gone before.
But there are still many professions here on Earth that have yet to be conquered by women. We're exploring other 'final frontiers,' or glass ceilings, that women have yet to shatter.
Here are a few of them:
1. CEO of a Top U.S. Bank
The ten largest U.S. banks by total assets, a list topped by JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup, have never had a female CEO.
2. Director of the CIA or the FBI
Women have hovered around 40 percent of the workforce across the six major intelligence agencies, yet neither the CIA or the FBI have ever had female directors.
3. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
This position has existed for 226 years, and has never been held by a woman.
Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin ran, but no female candidate has ever won.
5. Navy SEAL
Due to current legislation, women are not allowed to serve in ground combat units, meaning there have never been any female members of the Seals, Army Rangers or Marine Corps Special Forces.
6. Baseball General Manager or NFL Commissioner
Women have owned major sports teams in Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League for decades, but no female has been head of a sports league.
7. President of the United States
The U.S. is one of the last Western countries to have never had a female head of state. Hopefully, Hillary Clinton or Carly Fiorina will be the first to make this giant leap for womankind in 2016's presidential election.
It's time that these professions #MakeSpaceForWomen.
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