Janet Yellen: Revolutionising The World Of Finance For Women

For centuries women seemed to have encountered road blocks in securing high power positions in the finance industry – until Janet Yellen. A skilled American economist from Brooklyn, New York Ms Yellen has been the central bank’s second in command since 2010, and has now stepped into the top job – a position that has her overseeing the world’s largest economy – shattering a very thick glass ceiling.

In speaking of her appointment, Ms Yellen has acknowledged the help that she has had along the way, saying “I’ve had a lot of opportunities in my life,” Yellen stated. “I’ve had every chance to succeed and more, and I think that’s what all women should have.”

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