As a woman-owned business, Appliance Art takes pride in celebrating International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a celebration of women’s achievements in business or contributions to society. Here are a few power-player women in business in recent years.

Irene Rosenfeld, Kraft Foods Chairman and CEO

Kraft’s progress has been revitalized under her leadership and includes expansions like the purchase of Cadbury. Has a reported annual compensation that reaches $19.3 million.

Carol Meyrowitz, The TJX Companies President and CEO

Under her leadership, the company has been able to launch retail brands that amounted to $21 billion in business. Has a reported annual compensation of $17.4 million.

Indra Nooyi, PEPSICo’s Chairman and CEO

The company has seen upward movement with a 72% rise in revenue in 2014. Recent business moves include the purchase of Tropicana, Quaker Oats, and Gatorade. Has a reported annual compensation of $16.2 million.

Ellen Kullman, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company’s Chairman and CEO

The company has been in operation for over 200 years, but under her leadership, the company has seen a growth profit of $1.75 billion. Has a reported annual compensation of $14.8 million.

The accomplishments of women in business are truly remarkable. In addition to excelling in commerce, women continue to creat significant contributions that have shaped history. Here are women that gave time, talent and energy through public service and leadership.

  • Helen Keller turned blind due to an illness at the age two, but it did not stop her from earning a college degree and fighting for the rights of people with physical handicaps.
  • Amelia Earhart was a celebrated female pilot who went on to set many piloting records and first.
  • Rosa Parks was known as the ‘First Lady of Civil Rights’ after her celebrated case after refusing to give up her seat on public transportation.
  • Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress and the Senate.
  • Barbara Jordan provided the US with several firsts. She was the first African-American to serve in the US House of Representatives. She was also the first African-American to serve as a keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention.