People & Perspectives

Shattering the glass ceiling since 1860

Discover some of the inspirational women from WBA's past and present, who are helping pave the way for the women of the future.

By Hannah Robinson

Women of WBA collage

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

As little girls with the big, wide world at our feet, the answer to this question is easy: We believe we can be anything we want to be. From a doctor or a pilot to an astronaut or the President, our ambitions are only limited by our own imaginations.

But as girls become teens and teens become women, we learn that representation matters. Seeing really is believing when it comes to having the self-confidence, self-belief and self-worth to seize the future we want and deserve.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, there has never been a more important time to discover the inspirational women who came before us, celebrate the powerful women who stand among us and inspire the influential women who will follow us.