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My name is Richard Madison and I am the marketing executive for the Brighton School of Business & Management. I regularly write about interesting topics in relation to Leadership and Management, and to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day on October 14th, I have created an infographic on the topic of “Extraordinary Women Leaders throughout History.”
Ada Lovelace was an extraordinary mind, and as the world’s first computer programmer, established herself as one of the greatest female leaders of all time. Leadership is an extraordinary human quality, and leadership in the face of adversity is inspirational. From politics to science, technology to philanthropy, this infographic takes a look at inspirational and influential women pioneers from history and explores the current status of female leadership.
This infographic is from the Brighton School of Business & Management.
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Extraordinary Female Leaders of History
LEADERSHIP IS AN EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN QUALITY AND LEADERSHIP IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY IS INSPIRATIONAL. FROM POLITICS TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY TO PHILANTHROPY, WE TAKE A LOOK AT INSPIRATIONAL AND INFLUENTIAL WOMEN PIONEERS FROM HISTORY AND EXPLORE THE CURRENT STATUS OF FEMALE LEADERSHIP.
1867 – 1964
Marie Curie, with her husband Pierre, conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.
She invented TWO radioactive elements!
FACT! She is the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.
1919 – 1952
Field: Politics / Philanthropy
Eva Peron (Evita) was First Lady of Argentina who founded a charity and the nation’s first large-scale female political party
Her charitable organization built homes for the poor and homeless, and also provided free health care to citizens.
1914 – 2000
Field: Science / Technology
As a beautiful Hollywood actress overcame great prejudice in a male dominated world by becoming an acclaimed inventory
She developed an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping
Her invention paved the way for today’s wireless communication
Madam C.J. Walker
1867 – 1919
Field: Inventor / Civil Rights Activist
Walker was America’s first black female millionaire
In 1905 Walker invented a revolutionary hair treatment which lead her to establish the ‘Mme. C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company’
As the illiterate daughter of freed slaves Walker foguht with the NAACP to make lynching a federal crime
Fe del Mundo
1911 – 2011
Fe del Mundo was Harvard Medical School’s first female student
She was admitted because she was brilliant and because they didn’t realize she was a woman
She founded the first pediatric hospital in the Phillipines
1884 – 1962
Field: Politics / Human Rights
Eleanor Roosevelt was First Lady of the United States and an advocate for human and civil rights.
She was a key figure in John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Commission on the status of women.
She was made a delegate to the UN General Assembly and played a key role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
WOMEN ARE EFFECTIVE LEADERS
AS YOU MOVE UP THE ORGANIZATION = FEWER WOMEN
Women make up more than half of the workforce
Traditionally senior executives and boards of directors put men into senior positions, fearing that women would not perform well at higher levels
However, as women move up the ladder in an organization, the higher they move the more positively they are perceived, even more so than their male counterparts.