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Estelle Joan Sommers

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Designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Estelle Joan Sommers (1919–1994).

Photo from the Dance Library of Israel.

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Designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Estelle Joan Sommers (1919–1994).

Photo from the Dance Library of Israel.

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Julie Heldman and Teammates with the Federations Cup, 1966

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From left to right: the United States national team tenniswomen Carole Caldwell Graebner, Julie Heldman and Billie Jean King in Turin, Italy, holding the Federations Cup in 1966.
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From left to right: the United States national team tenniswomen Carole Caldwell Graebner, Julie Heldman and Billie Jean King in Turin, Italy, holding the Federations Cup in 1966.

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Stosh Cotler

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Stosh Cotler, CEO and radical social activist.
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Stosh Cotler, CEO and radical social activist.

Courtesy of Bend the Arc

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"851 Fast Beauty Fixes and Facts" Front Cover by Adrien Arpel

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851 Fast Beauty Fixes and Facts by Adrien Arpel.

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851 Fast Beauty Fixes and Facts by Adrien Arpel.

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Felice Nierenberg Schwartz

Recognizing the hurdles that can stop women from achieving, Felice Nierenberg Schwartz co-wrote How to Go to Work When Your Husband Is Against It, Your Children Aren’t Old Enough, and There’s Nothing You Can Do Anyhow in 1972.

Dorothy Schiff

Dorothy Schiff led many lives, from debutante to social reformer, but she is best remembered as the publisher of the New York Post, the first woman to run a New York newspaper.

Bertha Schaefer

Bertha Schaefer helped pioneer a new era in interior design, creating collaborations between architects, interior designers, and craftspeople to create new homes for the post-war era.

Jean Rosenthal

Jean Rosenthal was a pioneer in theater lighting design, finding new aesthetics for dance performances, theater productions, and even airports.

Nettie Rosenstein

Nettie Rosenstein created tailored looks that fit a variety of body types and brought ready-to-wear fashion like the little black dress to American consumers.

Sophie Sonia Rosenberg

Undaunted by the challenges of running a business during the worst years of the Depression, Sophie Sonia Rosenberg made a name for herself as the owner of Sonia Gowns, an elegant dress company.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Entrepreneurs." (Viewed on February 12, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/entrepreneurs>.

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