GC4W Women in Leadership

GC4W Salutes Mo’ne Davis, First Girl to Pitch a Shutout & Win a Game in a Little League World Series

Mo’ne Davis is the first girl to pitch a shutout and win a game in a Little League World Series. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Pitcher’s Full Interview: “When the other team saw me face the batter, they were shocked.” I started playing baseball when I was about 7 or 8. I…

GC4W Salutes Ava DuVernay, First Black Woman to Direct a Film Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar

Ava DuVernay is the first black woman to direct a film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Director’s Full Interview: “I’m bolstered by folks who create their own ceilings.” Regarding “the glass ceiling,” I think there have been cracks made by women who can get close enough to hit it…

GC4W Salutes Melinda Gates, First Woman to Donate More than $40 Billion

Melinda Gates is the first woman philanthropist who gave away more than $40 billion and is the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Philanthropist’s Full Interview: “The plight of women was a rallying call.” My dad worked in the aerospace and aeronautics industry, and…

GC4W Salutes Michelle Phan, First Woman to Build a $500 million Company from a Web Series

Michelle Phan is the first woman to build a $500 million company from a web series. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Entreprenur’s Full Interview: “The first person I wanted to tell was my mother.” I uploaded my first video in 2007. Social media wasn’t even called social media yet.…

GC4W Salutes Carla Hayden, First Woman and African American to be Librarian of Congress

Carla Hayden is the first woman and first African American to a Librarian of Congress. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Librarian’s Full Interview: “I saw myself in a book and that will never leave me.” Bright April by Marguerite de Angeli was how I first learned about library fines. I…

GC4W Salutes Janet Yellen, First Woman to Chair the Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen is the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Chair’s Full Interview: “Unfortunately, women and minority economists are still underrepresented.” I had worked primarily as an economics professor and researcher before joining the Fed as a governor in 1994. This really marked…

GC4W Salutes Eileen Collins, First Woman to Command and Pilot a Space Shuttle.

Eileen Collins, the retired NASA astronaut, is the first woman to command and pilot a space shuttle. An incredible accomplishment highlighted in TIME Magazine’s Firsts Edition on Women changing the World. Here is The Pilot’s Full Interview: “This isn’t just about me” I decided I wanted to be an astronaut in fourth grade. I remember reading an article in Junior Scholastic about…