Christine Lagarde made history in 2011, becoming the first-ever managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, this is just one milestone in a long list of her laurels. Born Christine Lallouette in Paris, she tasted success even in her early days, representing the French synchronised swimming team as a teenager.
Ashleigh's successful career in tennis started only at the age of 14, in an ITF (International Tennis Federation) event in her hometown. She reached a career-high ITF world junior ranking of No. 2, having excelled at both singles and doubles.
Only at 23, Jobs was worth over $1 million in 1978. In 1981, the company had a record-setting public stock offering, and in 1983 it made the quickest entrance of that time into the Fortune 500 list of America’s top companies.
In 2006, with Linda Avey and Paul Cusenza, Anne founded 23withMe, a privately-owned, direct to consumer DNA testing company, with the goal of providing a solution to the pain point that a majority of people do not have access to their genetic information, which could provide information on cures for diseases or treatments.
Before founding Storyheap, Sebastian Dobrincu also worked with tech giants such as Facebook and Apple on core components of their products, and even met Mark Zuckenberg and Tim Cook. Both of them have offered Sebastian to work for their respective tech giants, realising his genius potential.
With her strong headed personality and unflinching confidence, Mary Barra has consistently featured on the Forbes Most Powerful Women List for many years now, even rising to the fourth rank in 2018. More so, she was first in Fortune's Most Powerful Women list in 2015 and held the prestigious spot till 2017.