Thomas Jefferson's eldest and favorite daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph, would often assume the role of First Lady after her mother died.
In 1889, it wasn't a woman's world, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of reporters Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland when they embarked on a journey to beat Phileas Fogg's fictional travels.
Although they’ve just recently been allowed in combat, women in the military have long faced a host of challenges, both on the battlefield and at home.
As the number of female elected officials has steadily increased, so has the interest in training women to follow in their footsteps.
Women business owners have less access to outside capital than their male counterparts.
Hillary Clinton may have ran for president in 2008, and Michelle Bachmann tried to cinch the nomination this year in the GOP primaries. But the question remains: why aren't there more women in politics?