To get serious about your thread, though Buda, I suspect that the field has been dominated by women, and yet the big names are all men. Not because men are better, but because that's the way our society accords recognition, to men, instead of women. It's considered an exception when a woman succeeds, not a matter of course that she will.
I suspect that there are a lot of great women designers out there who have had no recognition whatsoever, who've probably been in the trenches doing their thing, but it's the Sagmeisters who get the props, not others. I couldn't really tell you of any good women designers out there, but I'm quite sure that they're there.
"Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo
Wow. I looked at that graph close up and there is no way to trace those connections. This is absolutely useless. I wonder if it isn't a interactive graphic that one has places to click on to find the...