Since the dinosaurs roamed, since the Pyramids were built, since the locomotive was invented, there has never been a better year for women than 2014. But there’s a long way to go
Frozen, a sister-love story, became the highest-grossing animated film of all time. While performing songs from her 2013 surprise album, Beyonce quoted Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie’s thoughts on feminism in front of a live audience at this year’s VMAs. For the first time ever, a woman (Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford professor) won the prestigious Fields Medal for Mathematics, widely considered the “Nobel Prize” of math. Janet Yellen became the first female chair of the Federal Reserve, GM andAmerican Apparel both got female CEOS, and Apple and Facebook offered to cover elective egg-freezing for their employees. A 17 year-old girl became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.