Honors throughout history that only one woman has achieved


  • Women have made groundbreaking strides in various fields.
  • There are still many honors, titles, and leadership positions that only one woman in history has achieved.
  • There has only been one female Speaker of the House, Oscar-winning best director, four-star admiral, and White House executive pastry chef, among others.
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There are many important jobs that women have never held. Even when the glass ceiling is shattered and a woman reaches new, historic heights, it can take years before others follow.

In fields such as public service, entertainment, sports, and business, many of the highest honors have only been achieved by one woman.

Here are 15 leadership positions, titles, and awards that only one woman in history has held.

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