Women’s History Fantasy Org Chart
What would an organization look like if it could recruit the most influential women in history? To celebrate women’s history month, we took a shot at assembling this dream team of transformational women and positioning them in an org chart. We thought the best way to honor their contributions was to make you, the female professional, CEO of this all-star team of history makers. Who would you recruit to your fantasy company of amazing women?
Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005), V.P. Operations
Famously rejecting segregation by refusing a bus driver’s order to vacate a seat for a white passenger, we think Ms. Parks would make a determined leader of our operations department. If she can inspire a civil right movement she could surely inspire her employees and develop a team.
Deb Haaland (December 2, 1960 – ), Internal Operations Coordinator
As one of only two Indian Americans ever elected to U.S. Congress, Haaland knows first hand the benefits of a diverse workplace. Recently nominated Secretary of The Interior, she would be well qualified to manage our super company’s resources.
Greta Thunberg (January 3, 2003 – ), Operations Analyst
As a global leader in the fight against climate change our fantasy organization would be crazy not to pick up this star graduate whose credentials to inspire a team around her are already strong. While coming in as an Operation Analyst, we’re sure she won’t be shy in sharing her opinions on how to improve the operations of our company to her leadership.
Malala Yousafzai (July, 12 1997 – ), Vice President of Customer Success
Yousafzai would make it onto any Under 30 corporate star list. We imagine her determination to bring peace to the world could be easily transferred to her employees and clients in her role for our fantasy organization.
Oprah Winfrey (January 29, 1954 – ), Customer Success Representative
There’s no doubt Winfrey would’ve worked her way up through the ranks, breaking ceilings as she went, to achieve her position of Customer Service Representative. No stranger to the corporate world she has a track record of helping others and surprising clients with her generosity.
Ada Lovelace (December, 10 1815 – 27 November, 27 1852), CTO
Often regarded as the first computer programmer it would be remiss not to put Lovelace at the helm of technology of our company. A visionary of the capability of computers, she is well placed to pioneer the innovation side of the company.
Mary Jackson (April 9, 1921 – February 11, 2005), VP of Engineering
We poached Jackson from NASA to be the obvious lead of the Engineering team. Her history of recruiting other talented women to careers in science, engineering and mathematics will only further the technical strength of our organization.
Amelia Earhart (July 24, 1897 – January 5, 1939), Quality Assurance Engineer
Attention to detail and engineering acumen won’t be lacking in the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Her presence in the organization will no doubt inspire other women in male dominated fields.
Chien-Shiung Wu (May 31, 1912 – February 16, 1997), Software Engineer
If there’s a problem to be solved in the realm of physics at Women’s History Inc., shoot an email to Wu. Significant contributions in the fields of nuclear and particle physics led to a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1957 for this genius.
Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006), Chief People Officer
If anyone can bring the team together from diverse backgrounds it is King. A champion of civil rights, peacemaking and LGTBQ equality her role as head of people will make for a harmonious organization.
Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906), Human Resources Representative
Anthony’s devotion to anti-slavery will ensure employees of our fantasy organization strike the right work-life balance. Her resume of creating women’s organizations will ensure compliance to equality metrics.
Dame Jane Morris Goodall DBE (3 April 1934 – ), Human Resources Representative
One might argue Goodall’s experience with the social behavior of chimpanzees might come in very handy in managing people at any present day organization. This UN Messenger of Peace will be at home handling any workplace disputes
Melinda French Gates (August 15, 1964 – ), Human Resources Representative
Gates undoubtedly took a pay cut to accept her position on the HR team in our organization but her charity is well known. Her role in the formation of the second largest charitable organization in the world should make our company’s health benefits and compensation a gold standard.
Madam C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), CFO
The first female self-made millionaire takes the position of Chief Financial Officer of our super company. We’re hoping she can replicate the strategies that led to her to make a fortune developing and marketing a line of cosmetics and hair care products.
MacKenzie Scott (April 7, 1970 – ), Financial Analyst
We’re hoping Scott can share her knowledge of her early days with Amazon to lead our fantasy organization on the same financial trajectory. As executive director of Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization, she’ll also ensure a stellar company culture.
Winona LaDuke (August 18, 1959 – ), Financial Analyst
LaDuke should have no problems securing office space for our fantasy organization given her track record of recovering lands for Native Americans. Her deep understanding of the relationship between the economy and the Earth should propel us into a sustainable future.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020), Chief Legal Officer
It was a no contest on who we wanted to run our legal team. Supreme Court Judge from 1993 until 2020, Ginsburg will be a fearless leader to the other women on the legal arm of our company.
Mazie Keiko Hirono (November 3, 1947 -), Legal Affairs Representative
As the first Asian-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, Hirono is also the first elected female senator from Hawaii. She’ll bring her experience as Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee to bear on the organization.
Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (October 24, 1830 – May 19, 1917), Legal Affairs Representative
No employee will be out a voice with this American attorney, politician, educator, and author on the team. As one of the first female lawyers in the United States she has tons of experience and may quickly climb our corporate ladder.
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946 -), CMO
No-one will want to miss a brainstorming session with this singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Her numerous ventures in entertainment, event venues and charitable organizations gives us full confidence in her to inspire her team of equally capable women.
Angela Yvonne Davis (January 26, 1944 -), VP Communications
Well rounded, Davis is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar, and author. She will excel in the communications role, as someone that can relate to all types
Gloria Jean Watkins “bell hooks”, (September 25, 1952 – December 15, 2021), Communications Coordinator
As a writer who explores the intersectionality of race, capitalism and gender, bell hooks is well placed to guide internal and external communications. Workplace diversity is a hot topic right now and has been shown to drive the success of organizations.
Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968), Public Relations Officer
As a lifelong campaigner for those with disabilities, for women’s suffrage, labor rights and world peace no-one is better placed to lead our company’s public relations department.
Laverne Cox (May 29, 1972 -), Chief Creative Officer
Her acting prowess will give much energy to our company’s creative endeavors. Her activism on behalf of the LGBT community will also enhance our company’s culture and inclusivity.
Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014), Project Coordinator
As writer of seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry and a list of plays, movies, and television shows, there’s not going to be a project we throw at her that Angelou cannot see through.
Frida Kahlo (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954), Project Coordinator
As well as being able to communicate with our Spanish speaking clients, Kahlo will work on the creative projects that come our way. Her unique style will set us apart from our competitors.
Each of these women have curved the arc of history to bring you where you are today. While there’s still a long way to go to gender equality in the workplace, it wasn’t that long ago that a woman CEO was an impossibility. So here’s to you making your mark on history.