It’s no secret that women sometimes find it much harder to achieve high positions. Of course, today the world has changed and now, more often, we can see women in the post of directors or leaders.
Head coach of a major sports team
Becky Hammon became the first woman coach in the NBA in 2014. And also the first woman coach in one of the four categories of professional sports in the United States (as the assistant for the San Antonio Spurs). Of course, she is not the only woman to be an assistant to the head coach, but she is a first full-time coach. However, still, no woman was in the position of the head coach in the main sports categories.
Director of the FBI
There already were 18 directors of FBI and no women among them. In 2013, Lisa Monaco, who was Obama’s adviser from counterterrorism was included in the list for the post of director of the FB, but James B received that post. But, it is worth noting that in 2018, the first time a woman became the head of the CIA, it was veteran spy Gina Haspel.
Member of the Catholic clergy
Nuns are not considered as members of the clergy because they do not receive the sacrament of Holy Orders. In the Catholic Church, only men can receive this sacrament and become priests in the aftermath.
Senate Majority Leader
Since 1789, in the US Senate, less than 60 women have served. None of them was chosen as the main representative for their political party.
Supreme Court Chief Justices
At the moment three courts are working in the Supreme Court, among them: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. The first woman appointed to this position was Sandra Day O’Connor, in 1981. However, no woman has become the chief justice.
President of the United States
In 1872, leader of the movement for women’s rights, Victoria Claflin Woodhull, became the first woman candidate for the president of the United States. Quite recently, in 2016, Hillary Clinton almost succeeded in winning the presidential election. The United States almost approached the list of 59 countries that had a woman leader.