Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham

May 15, 2019

Katherine was a publisher who took over The Washington Post in 1963.  Pictured here with Truman Capote at a “Black And White Ball” hosted by Capote   Conveys  her colleague’s admiration of her achievements.  

Among a long list of accomplishments, she resisted White House pressure during the paper’s printing of the Pentagon Papers and the Watergate investigation; her memoir won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. 

As CEO of the Washington Post, she became the first female Fortune 500 CEO in 1972.  Graham outlined in her memoir her lack of confidence and distrust in her own knowledge made it difficult  while not being taken seriously by her male colleagues. 

The convergence of the women's movement with Graham's control of the Post brought about changes to promote gender equality.