The past two years of relentless uncertainty have made one thing exponentially clear: No matter what’s going on in the world, no matter how big the challenge, women are ready, willing and eager to step up. Across industries and around the world, women refused to sit back, breaking down barriers and accelerating progress through their hard work and determination.
ABOVE THE CHAOS
TO ACHIEVE NEW HIGHS
Take, for example, singer-songwriter Jewel, who teamed up with SaksWorks to launch a new in-person work culture curriculum designed to help people in all areas of their lives, or 21-year-old Jasmine Harrison, who—with very little prior rowing experience—became the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
The pandemic forced every aspect of our society to undergo significant change, and throughout this transformation, women have risen above the tumult to achieve new highs, seize opportunities and use their voices to uplift other women as well.
Here is a list of more than 50 women who have achieved the extraordinary over the last year, demonstrating that living through multiple historical events presents an opportunity to rewrite a more equitable future.