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Pioneering women in business whose lessons shouldn’t be forgotten

Pioneering female firsts

Female entrepreneurship might be on the rise – but it's no new phenomenon. The women taking the 21st-century business world by storm follow in the footsteps of pioneers past who made their names in enterprise despite the odds – and whose lessons for career women are as valuable today as they were during their lifetimes.

 

1. BROWNIE WISE (1913-1992): The single mother who turned “housework” on its head.

In the 1950s, Tupperware inventor Earl Tupper had a problem on his hands. He knew that his patent solved a huge problem for the mil...

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