Culture Archive: The Greatest Working-Women in Pop Culture History

From I Love Lucy's namestake to Girls' Hannah, we compiled the gutsiest, hardest working, and stereotype-defying ladies throughout the big screen.

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October 3, 2012 12:15 PM
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MAD MEN (2007)

Secretary Peggy Olson beats all odds: She becomes Sterling Cooper's first female copywriter. "I've got a way for you to turn this [Clearasil] account into a home run," Don Draper tells his team. "We have the perfect writer ... Peggy."