- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new exhibit at the Capitol building in downtown Albany highlights female business leaders and innovators who have shattered barriers and made New York a leading state for entrepreneurship.

The Women’s History Month exhibit in the East Gallery features women both known and unknown who have boosted the economic foundation of New York state.

The women featured in the exhibit include Madame C.J. Walker, first black woman to become a millionaire, and Joan Whitney Payson, first owner of the New York Mets. Others in the exhibit include fashion industry icons Liz Claiborne and Donna Karan, and Ursula Burns of Xerox, the first black woman to become a CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

The exhibit includes biographies of the influential women and artifacts linked to their achievements.

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