Career woman

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A career woman describes a woman whose main priority in life is achieving success in her career and profession.[1] These women can also be described as more interested in her career than in being married and having children.[2]


The phrase was first coined in the thirties as a way to remind women that a career does not have a greater importance than her husband and family. This term was mainly used from the early thirties to mid nineties. <ref>Orange, Michelle (2017). "Professional Lives: Career Women on Film". Virginia Quarterly. 93: 178–181 – via Project MUSE.

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  1. ^ "career girl | Definition, meaning & more | Collins Dictionary". Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ "career woman definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary". Retrieved 21 November 2016.