I want to mention successful women in business.. Take a seat and get motivated..

I wanna start with Michelle Obama aka my muse. I adore her passion and desire to do something for people around the world.

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She was inspired to follow her brother to Princeton University, which she entered in 1981. She majored in sociology and minored in African-American studies, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985.

Robinson pursued professional study, earning her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School in 1988.

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At Harvard, Robinson participated in demonstrations advocating the hiring of professors who were members of minority groups.

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She worked for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, assisting low-income tenants with housing cases. She is the third First Lady with a postgraduate degree.

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Following law school, Obama became an associate at the Chicago office of the law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband Barack.

At the firm, she worked on marketing and intellectual property law. She continues to hold her law license, but as she no longer needs it for her work, she has kept it on a voluntary inactive status since 1993.

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In 1993, she became Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies, a non-profit organization encouraging young people to work on social issues in nonprofit groups and government agencies.

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In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals, first as executive director for community affairs and, beginning May 2005, as Vice President for Community and External Affairs.

She also served on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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During an interview in 1996, Michelle Obama acknowledged there was a "strong possibility" her husband would begin a political career..

During her early months as First Lady, she sent representatives to schools and advocated public service.

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Obama describes her four primary initiatives as First Lady: Let's Move!, Reach Higher, Let Girls Learn, and Joining Forces.

Some initiatives of First Lady Michelle Obama included advocating on behalf of military families, helping working women balance career and family, encouraging national service, and promoting the arts and arts education.

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Obama made supporting military families and spouses a personal mission and increasingly bonded with military families. According to her aides, stories of the sacrifice these families make moved her to tears.

In April 2012, Obama and her husband were awarded the Jerald Washington Memorial Founders' Award by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV).The award is the highest honor given to homeless veteran advocates.
Obama was again honored with the award in May 2015, accepting with Jill Biden.

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In the 2008 US presidential campaign, Obama boasted to gay Democrat groups of her husband's record on LGBT rights: his support of the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois gender violence act, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, and full repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, civil unions; along with hate crimes protection for sexual orientation and gender identity and renewed effort to fight HIV and AIDS. They have both opposed amendments proposed to ban same-sex marriage in the federal, California, and Florida constitutions. She said that the US Supreme Court delivered justice in the Lawrence v. Texas case and drew a connection between the struggles for gay rights and civil rights by saying, "We are all only here because of those who marched and bled and died, from Selma to Stonewall, in the pursuit of a more perfect union."

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After the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell on September 20, 2011, Obama included openly gay service members in her national military families initiative.

On May 9, 2012, Barack and Michelle Obama came out publicly in favor of same-sex marriage. Prior to this, Michelle Obama had never publicly stated her position on this issue.

At the 2012 DNC Michelle said, "Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it ... and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love."

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She also wrote 2 books.

(I am in love with her personailty and her thoughts. She will always be my muse. I feel motivated by her words and my dream is meet and talk to her because she is the most successful woman in my eyes. As a woman i will be following her steps on encouraging women also improving myself.)

Mary Barra who is Chairman and CEO, General Motors.

Barra graduated from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. She then attended Stanford Graduate School of Business on a GM fellowship, receiving her Masters in Business Administration degree in 1990.

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Barra started working for General Motors, at age 18,as a co-op student, in 1980, checking fender panels and inspecting hoods to pay for her college tuition.

In February 2008, she became vice president of Global Manufacturing Engineering. In July 2009, she advanced to the position of vice president of Global Human Resources.

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When Barra took over as chief executive of General Motors in January 2014, she became the first female head of an automobile manufacturer.

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Barra was listed as 35th on Forbes Most Powerful Women list, in 2013, rising in rank to second most powerful, in 2018.

Indra Nooyi ,Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo.

Nooyi received a bachelor's degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from Madras Christian College of the University of Madras in 1974 and a Post Graduate Programme Diploma from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1976. In 1978, Nooyi was admitted to Yale School of Management where she earned a master's degree in Public and Private Management in 1980.

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Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named CEO in 2006. She was named President and CEO in 2006 replacing Steven Reinemund, becoming the fifth CEO in PepsiCo's 44-year history.. Nooyi has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCo's restructuring, including the 1997 divestiture of Tricon, now known as Yum! Brands.

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During her tenure, the company's sales grew 80%. Nooyi served as CEO for 12 years, 7 years longer than the average CEO tenure at large companies according to an Equilar study.

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Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook .

In 1993, she enrolled at Harvard Business School and in 1995 she earned her MBA with highest distinction. In her first year of business school, she earned a fellowship.

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After graduating from business school in the spring of 1995, Sandberg worked as a management consultant for* McKinsey & Company* for approximately one year (1995–1996). From 1996 to 2001 she again worked for Larry Summers, who was then serving as the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton. Sandberg assisted in the Treasury's work on forgiving debt in the developing world during the Asian financial crisis.

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She later joined Google, where she was responsible for online sales of Google's advertising and publishing products as well as for sales operations of Google's consumer products and Google Book Search. During her time at Google, she grew the ad and sales team from four people to 4,000.

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In late 2007, Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, met Sandberg at a Christmas party . Zuckerberg had no formal search for a Chief Operating Officer (COO), but thought of Sandberg as "a perfect fit" for this role.

In March 2008, Facebook announced the hiring of Sandberg for the role of COO and her leaving Google.

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After joining the company, Sandberg quickly began trying to figure out how to make Facebook profitable.

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According to Facebook, she oversees the firm's business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, and communications.

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In 2012 she became the eighth member (and the first woman) of Facebook's board of directors.

Sandberg has been ranked one of the 50 "Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune Magazine.

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She is also an author , Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

She is also founder of Leanin.org. which is dedicated "to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals."


Ginni Rometty Chairman, president, and CEO of IBM.

She began attending Northwestern University in Illinois in 1975 on a scholarship from General Motors, where she interned between her junior and senior years. Rometty was also a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, eventually serving as its president.

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She graduated with high honors from the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University in 1979, receiving a bachelor's degree in computer science and electrical engineering. She has received honorary doctoral degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014) and Northwestern University (2015).

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After graduation in 1979, Rometty went to work for General Motors Institute in Detroit, where she was responsible for application and systems development. In 1981 she joined IBM as a systems analyst and systems engineer in Detroit.

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On October 25, 2011, IBM announced that she was to be the company's next president and CEO, becoming the ninth chief executive in its history.

Her role as IBM's first female chief received note in the press. She became chief executive and president on January 1, 2012, also taking on the additional role of IBM chairperson on October 1, 2012

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A director at IBM since 2012, Rometty has also been involved in IBM organizations such as its Women in Technology Council, Women's Executive Council, and Women's Leadership Council. A former director at APQC, she also served on the board of directors of AIG from 2006 until 2009.

She remains on the board of overseers and board of managers for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and since 2013 she has been a council member at the Latin America Conservation Council.

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Rometty serves on the Council on Foreign Relations and is also on the board of trustees of her alma mater Northwestern University, where she was commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2015.

Rometty's tenure as IBM's CEO has been marked by noteworthy awards, including by Bloomberg's 50 Most Influential People in the World, Fortune's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business"

Meg Whitman CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

She wanted to be a doctor, so she studied math and science at Princeton University. However, after spending a summer selling advertisements for a magazine, she changed over to the study of economics, earning a B.A. with honors in 1977. Whitman then obtained an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1979.

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Whitman began her career in 1979 as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. Whitman later moved on to work as a consultant at Bain & Company's San Francisco office. She then rose through the ranks to achieve the position of senior vice president.

Whitman became vice president of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company in 1989. Two years later she joined the Stride Rite Corporation, before becoming president and CEO of Florists' Transworld Delivery in 1995.

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As Hasbro's Playskool Division General Manager, she oversaw global management and marketing of two children's brands, Playskool and Mr. Potato Head starting in January 1997. She also imported the UK's children's television show Teletubbies into the U.S

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Whitman joined eBay in March 1998, when it had 30 employees and revenues of approximately $4 million. During her time as CEO, the company grew to approximately 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue by 2008.

Whitman has received numerous awards and accolades for her work at eBay. On more than one occasion, she was named among the top five most powerful women by Fortune magazine.

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Harvard Business Review named her the eighth-best-performing CEO of the past decade and the Financial Times named her as one of the 50 faces that shaped the decade.

Safra Catz Co-CEO, Oracle.

She earned a bachelor's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986.

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Catz joined Oracle Corporation in April 1999. Catz became a member of the company's Board of Directors in October 2001 and President of Oracle Corporation in early 2004.

She is credited for having driven Oracle's 2005 efforts to acquire software rival PeopleSoft in a $10.3 billion takeover. Catz is also the company's Chief Financial Officer, serving temporarily in that role from November 2005 to September 2008, and from April 2011 to the present.

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In 2009 she was ranked by Fortune as the 12th most powerful woman in business.

In 2009 she was also ranked by Forbes as the 16th most powerful business-woman.

Catz is a lecturer in accounting at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Catz was a director of HSBC Group from 2008 to 2015.

Phebe Novakovic Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics

She received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1988.

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She worked for the Central Intelligence Agency. From 1997 to 2001, she worked for the United States Department of Defense.

She joined General Dynamics in 2001. She became President and Chief Operation Officer in 2012.

She has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics since January 2013.

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She has sat on the Board of Directors of Abbott Laboratories since 2010.

As of 2018, she is listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Ruth Porat SVP anf CFO, Google, Alphabet.

Porat has a bachelor of arts degree in Economics & International Relations from Stanford University, and holds a master of science degree in industrial relations from London School of Economics and an MBA with distinction from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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On March 24, 2015, it was announced that Porat would join Google as their new CFO as of May 26, 2015.

She has been credited with boosting Google's share price by reorganizing the company and imposing financial discipline for the first time.

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Porat spoke at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Dana Point, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in her capacity as Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet Inc. and Google.

In 2013, it was reported that President Barack Obama would nominate Porat as the next Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.