Karen Jacobsen is known as the “only woman men will take directions from.”  She’s an Australian voice actor who recorded the first-ever GPS voice system.  This was back in 2002 when she was a singer doing auditions in New York City.

She’s now heard in over one billion GPS and smartphone devices.  She talked about her career in a recent interview.  She remembers them making her say “approximately” 168 times.  She also does the famous “recalculating” voice.