The following list of women have held their own against their male counter parts of many industries. Still holding above twenty percent. At no surprise their come back and regain momentum is starting to show. Their undying efforts and exceling the standards for all CEO’s. In some occasions. Raising the bar for the next and upcoming generations. Inspiring and educating those around them. Their footprints have both men and women excited about the future.
1. Safra A. Catz CEO, Oracle (ORCL)
2. Mary Barra CEO, General Motors (GM)
3. Indra Nooji, CEO, Pepsi Co. (PEP)
4. Marillyn Hewson CEO, Lockheed Martin (LMT)
5. Virginia Rometty CEO, International Business Machines (IBM)
6. Irene Rosenfeld CEO, Kraft Foods (KFT)
7. Carol M. Meyrowitz, President and CEO of The TJX Companies
8. Ellen Kullman Chairman and CEO of E.I. du Pont de Nemours (DD)
9. Lynn L. Elsenhans Chairman, CEO, and President of Sunoco (SUN)
10. Beth E. Mooney Chairman and CEO of KeyCorp (KEY)
Of the CEOs who lead the companies that make up the 2018 Fortune 500 list, out today, just 24 are women. That number is down 25 percent from last year’s record-breaking 32 female CEOs, the highest share of women since the Fortune’s first 500 list in 1955.
Leaders like these 10 ladies have done their best to pave the way for women in business. Whether or not you agree with their business practices, we can all agree that they have come a long way, and their journey is inspiring. Set your goals high, follow business advice from those who have found success, and you could become the next woman to end up in a top corporate seat.
They all have a personal side of them that touches each and every person they come in contact with. If not reading book or viewing media about them. Some are mother’s, sister’s, grandmother, etc. They live amongst us as normal individuals. Success in business is not their only reason. Success with daily family conditions. Although, many struggles come with the CEO position. Positioning themselves with the fact. They can’t do it without the help of others.
Do think women will continue to increase their presence as CEOs of major corporations? Why do you think it has taken so long for women to be hired to lead companies?