← Chatelaine is first to present the Women of Influence Luncheon Series.
–HILLARY CLINTON, FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN BEIJING
← Madeleine Albright becomes the first female U.S. Secretary of State.
← The People’s Princess, Princess Diana, dies in Paris.
← Tina Brown resigns as editor of The New Yorker. She will later create the Women in the World Foundation.
← Witnessing a legacy: Since 1998, Canadian Hayley Wickenheiser has competed in all five of the Winter Olympic Games for Team Canada, winning four gold and one silver medal.
Women of Influence was thrilled to hear her keynote address back in May 2014 at The Art of Leadership conference in Toronto. →
← Nearly 48.5 million people watch Monica Lewinsky’s interview with Barbara Walters. Another exclusive for Walters – the first woman co-anchor of any network evening news show.
← Beverley McLachlin becomes the first female Chief Justice of Canada.
← Terrorists down the World Trade Centre. It will take 10 years for CNN to produce the documentary Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11 to shine a spotlight on the women rescue workers, firefighters and law enforcers who saved lives that day.
← Halle Berry becomes first African American woman to win an Oscar for Best Leading Actress.
← Andrea Jung, Avon, is one of eight female CEOs running FORTUNE 500 companies.
3. Sonia Gandhi, President, Congress Party, India
← Angela Merkel becomes the first female chancellor of Germany, Europe’s largest national economy.
← Argentina elects its first female President, Fernandez de Kirchner.
← Sheryl Sandberg becomes COO of Facebook – the first woman on the company’s board.
…BUT WHEN WILL THAT BE, HILLARY?
← Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo, Inc. is one of 15 female CEOS running FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES, almost double the 2003 number. In 2014 this number will grow to 24.
← First issue of Women of Influence Magazine is published. Who’s on the cover? Bonnie Fuller, Canadian-born media executive, President and Editor-in-Chief of hollywoodlife.com. Fuller has led several publications including: YM, Flare, Star, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Us Weekly and Marie Claire.
← Christine Lagarde becomes the first female Director of the International Monetary Fund.
← >Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi becomes leader of the opposition after several years of house arrest and fighting for rights in Burma.
Maria is a chemical engineer who began as an intern as Petrobras over 30 years ago. Today, the company generates $140 billion in annual revenues.
← Kathleen Wynne becomes Ontario’s first female premier and Canada’s first openly gay premier.
← Gloria Steinem, leading activist in the women’s liberation movement, turns 80.