Women sure have come a long way. Just a few decades ago, the majority of women in business were behind the scenes — not running the show. Today, more women than ever own their own businesses, and they’re the boss.
In fact, there are now more than 9.1 million women-owned companies in the U.S., and they’re cranking out approximately $1.4 trillion in sales, according to recent National Association of Women Business Owners data. On top of the many incredible inventions women have brought to the fore over the years, fearless female founders have launched game-changing enterprises in just about every industry you can think of.
Test your knowledge of some of the most accomplished and best-known American women entrepreneurs of present and past in the fun quiz below.