Lynn Good has had many mentors throughout her career — but few of them were women. "So I'm generationally on the early part of the ascent of women into leadership roles," the Duke Energy president and CEO says. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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A publicity still from the movie Working Girl, which prominently featured the beloved power suit. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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Before creating The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling wrote and appeared in NBC's The Office. Isabella Vosmikova/FOX hide caption

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Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, at her desk in August. Alex Geana/Splash News/Corbis hide caption

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Michelle Howard is the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star admiral in the Navy. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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Janet Timal, 47 (right), stands with her niece Thairine, 21. Janet has had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation and helped her niece pay for liposuction. "The ideal is to be able to put something on, to sit down and not have your belly jumping out. Here in Brazil it gets hot, and the less clothes, the better," says Janet. Jimmy Chalk for NPR hide caption

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Jean Jennings (left) and Frances Bilas set up the ENIAC in 1946. Bilas is arranging the program settings on the Master Programmer. Courtesy of University of Pennsylvania hide caption

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Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin at a news conference last year. She says women need to start saving for retirement early in their careers. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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The R.C. Jewelry Store in New Delhi. Indian women have always treasured gold for its beauty and for providing a measure of social security. Today it is also being used to give them a larger say in the family's finances. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Men are more likely to get venture capitalist support than women, and a new study found that attractive males get even more points — from both genders. iStockphoto hide caption

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Sallie Krawcheck speaks onstage at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women last year. She says when it comes to negotiating salary, "men ask and women don't." Lisa Lake/Getty Images hide caption

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Alicia Villanueva gives change to a customer at Off the Grid, a weekly street-food market in San Francisco. Sarah Peet /Sarah Peet Photography hide caption

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