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Time's New Project "Firsts" Is Paying Tribute To Women Who Are Changing The World

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    Nikki Haley- First Indian-American woman to be elected governor

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    Ilhan Omar- First Somali-American Muslim person to become a legislator

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    Selena Gomez- First person to reach 100 million followers on Instagram

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    Katharine Jefferts Schori - First woman to be elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church

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    Danica Patrick - First woman to lead in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500

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    Sheryl Sandberg - First woman to become a social-media billionaire

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    Jennifer Yuh Nelson - First woman to solo-direct a major Hollywood animated feature

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    Aretha Franklin - First woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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    Ann Dunwoody- First woman to rise to four-star general in the U.S. military

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    Issa Rae -First black woman to create and star in a premium cable series

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    Alice Waters - First woman to win the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef

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    Lori Robinson - First woman to lead a top-tier U.S. Combat Command

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    Mary Barra - First woman to become CEO of a major car company

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    Serena Williams - First tennis player to win 23 Grand Slam singles titles in the open era

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    Cindy Sherman- First woman to break $1 million in a photography sale

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    Loretta Lynch - First black woman to become U.S. Attorney General

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    Mae Jemison - First woman of color in space

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    Ava DuVernay - First black woman to direct a film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar

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    Sylvia Earle First woman to become chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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    Kathryn Smith - First woman to become a full-time coach in the NFL

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