Remember 80’s power suits? (Wow, I’m really dating myself here.)
Double-breasted, bold-colored and equipped with MASSIVE shoulder pads, these corporate fashion staples were synonymous with wealth and success.
If you’re too young to appreciate the reference, power suits were designed to put women on a more equal footing with men in the business arena. Big shoulder pads created the illusion of broader, less sloping shoulders, supposedly giving females the extra confidence and presence needed to compete in the still largely male-dominated world of work.
Since then, glass ceilings have been smashed. Though not yet in numbers equal to their male counterparts, women now populate the ranks of self-made billionaires, entrepreneurs and global business leaders.