It hasn’t been that long since women gained some key work rights. In 1968, the government ruled women should have the same access to job ads as men, The Huffington Post reports. And in 1970, the government said women had the right to be paid the same as men for the same work (but we’re still working on that one). Women couldn’t even seek damages for sexual harassment at work until 1986.
Although women have made these gains, there are still some important roles they’ve never held. Here are 15 influential jobs a woman has never worked.
1. Chief justice of the Supreme Court
- Only four women have been Supreme Court justices.
There have been 17 chief justices of the Supreme Court in the position’s history, but no women have been in the seat. John Jay was the first chief justice back in 1789, and the position has a lifetime tenure. Only four women have ever served on the Supreme Court, beginning with Sandra Day O’Connor, whom President Ronald Reagan nominated in 1981.
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