Forbes Woman

From football to racing: 7 stories of women who found themselves in "male" professions.

Women were depicted with children, knitting, cleaning or cooking. Then there were four waves of feminism, and it would seem that there are no more barriers to any choice: if you want to kick the ball, kick it, if you want to win races, please. But in reality, women who choose traditionally male professions or hobbies still face all sorts of obstacles. We talked to seven heroines who were not afraid of stereotypes and won the right to pursue their life's work.