Meet the Most Important Women in Business in 2020

I’ve compiled a list of the most important women in business and beyond.

Here’s a look at how to start building a career.


Michelle Obama Michelle Obama is a woman who’s never stopped working.

She’s the first first lady, first lady of the United States and the first lady at the White House.

She started her own nonprofit, Michelle’s Place, to give children the tools to succeed and help them find success in life.

And it’s helped thousands of kids with autism and other disabilities.

She lives in the White Rose neighborhood of Washington, D.C., which is just a few blocks from the Capitol and the White Houses.

She has been a champion for children’s rights, especially in the District.


Amy Schumer Amy Schumer has always been the star of her comedy.

She is the founder of Schumer Productions, which produced the award-winning television show, Amy Schumer’s Funny Games.

She was also the creator of the hit Netflix series, The Crazy Ones.


Ivanka Trump Ivanka Trump has been the daughter of US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

She ran the real estate company Trump Organization and later ran the Trump Organization as First Lady.

She helped lead the Trump campaign in the 2020 presidential election and has been involved in the US presidential transition and transition team since Trump took office.

She serves as the CEO of the Ivanka Trump Foundation, which focuses on empowering women and girls through education and entrepreneurship.


Nikki Haley Nikki Haley was a first lady under President Donald J. Trump and a US ambassador to the United Nations.

She served as a senior adviser to the first family and as a US representative to the UN Security Council.


Sarah Palin Sarah Palin was a former vice president and a former US senator from Alaska and the governor of Alaska from 2007 to 2016.

She previously served as governor of New Hampshire from 2009 to 2015.

She also served as the US secretary of state from 2011 to 2015 and as US ambassador from 2009 until she left office in January 2018.


Cher Sarah Palin is the daughter and granddaughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and former Vice President Sarah Palin.

She worked in public service for Alaska’s governor and as governor from 2011 until 2016.


Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson is a former aide to former President George W. Bush and the former US ambassador for Latin America.

She left the Bush administration in December 2019 to take a job with the US Department of the Interior.


Lisa Walker Lisa Walker is the sister of former Texas governor Rick Perry.

She and her husband, former Texas Governor Wendy Davis, ran for the White Senate race in 2020 and lost to Republican Matt McCallum.


Liz Cheney Liz Cheney was the first female secretary of defense and the second secretary of the US Navy from 2004 to 2009.

She later became vice president under George W, Bush, Cheney and Dick Cheney.

She went on to serve as US secretary for the United Arab Emirates from 2011 and as secretary of State from 2013 to 2015 as well as chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2009 through 2015.


Michelle Robinson Michelle Robinson is the former secretary of education.

She became secretary in June 2019.


Angela Merkel Angela Merkel is the chancellor of Germany and the leader of Germany from 2001 to 2017.

She joined the German government in 2005 and served as chancellor until her resignation in September 2020.


Nancy Pelosi Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives.

She came to Congress in 1984 and served for more than 30 years as a member of the Democratic leadership team.

She won the Democratic nomination for president in 1988 and then won the nomination for the House seat in 1996.


Al Franken Al Franken is the Minnesota Democrat who has been accused of groping and kissing and groping a woman without her consent.

He is the longest-serving senator in the United State.

He has been convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault and has apologized to women.


Betsy DeVos Betsy DeVos is the education secretary.

She graduated from the University of Michigan and earned a bachelor’s degree in education.


Nancy Mackey Nancy Macquarie was the governor and a Republican senator from Pennsylvania from 1999 to 2005.

She recently retired after serving for more 25 years.


Amy Staver Amy Stavins is the Republican candidate for the Senate seat in Iowa.

She defeated Democrat Steve King in the 2016 election.


Liz Mair Liz Mairs is a US senator and an author.

She currently serves as a vice chair for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Kathleen Kennedy, the former first lady and US ambassador, has served as US president since Jan. 20, 2020.


Nikki R. Haley Nikki R., the United Kingdom ambassador to Washington, is the US ambassador in the UN.

She will continue her mission as the UN ambassador until the end of 2021.


Linda Sanchez Linda Sanchez is the first Latina elected to the House in California.

She represents