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1998

Google opens workspace in a Menlo Park California garage in September and is recognized as one of the “Top 100 Websites” by PC Magazine in December 1998.


Mattel CEO Jill Barad w. giant stuffed bear in likeness of Winne-the-Pooh.
Mattel CEO Jill Barad w. giant stuffed bear in likeness of Winne-the-Pooh.

The number of women CEOs in the Fortune 500 has been rising steadily since 1998, when the only female chiefs of such corporate giants were Jill Barad of Mattel MAT and Marion Sandler, Co-CEO of Golden West Financial.

Marion Sandler, Co-CEO of Golden West Financial and Husband
Marion Sandler, Co-CEO of Golden West Financial and Husband