The Only One in the Room: Women Achievers in Business and the Cost of Success

Opening 2020 – TBA

Tillie Lewis and brokers, 1945, Courtesy of Haggin Museum

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, West, New Perspectives Case in American Enterprise Floor Plan

Getting to the top in business is always tough, and for women tougher yet. While women are inventive, driven, and great managers they often face discrimination and cultural boulders blocking their path. For the few women that do get to the highest levels, on arrival they often find themselves alone—the only one in the room. This display features the stories of eight strong women who made it to the top.