Top 10 Business Women of the World

Gone are the days when the world belonged to the man! Today’s woman has staged equal footing with the man. Women have created a space for themselves in every kind of business. Today there are about 20 women CEOs happily positioned at the top 500 American companies. This is indeed the best statistics ever. Women have indeed created a difference! A look at these women and their background will give a better understanding on the kind of power they own. 

Here I am listing 10 business women of the world:-

Indira Nooyi [Pepsi Co. Chairman and CEO] indra_nooyi

Indira Nooyi tops the chart of top 10 business women in the world. Born in Chennai, she went on to pursue her MBA from IIM Calcutta and thereafter from Yale school of business. At the age of 52, she is considered one of the most brilliant and powerful women who has set foot in the business world.

Irene Rosenfield [Kraft Foods CEO] irene_rosenfeld

A B.A. in Psychology when combined with Ph.D in marketing and statistics as well as MBA gives you Irene Rosenfield, the CEO of Kraft Foods. Once again a brilliant mind, she held the sixth position in the chart for top 50 women to watch in the year 2009. She has rose to great levels with her brilliance and smartness.

Pat Woertz [Chairman, President and CEO ADM]

Pat Woertz

A brilliant background and a strong footing in the industry is the reason why Pat Woertz holds the third position in the chart for top 10 business women. She studied accounting at Penn State University. She slowly rose to several positions ranking from President Chevron International to Executive Vice President Chevron global. At 55, she is positioned as the CEO of ADM handling ethanol and biofuels therein.

Ursula M.Burns [Xerox CEO]

Ursula M.Burns

Ursula M.Burns was the former chairwoman and CEO of Xerox. She was on the board of Xerox as well as several other organizations like Catalyst, Citigroup Inc. etc. She retired in the year 2009. She being one of the top ranked officials is the result of her smart and brilliant work in her field.

Meg Whitman [The HP Chief]


The smiling face that has created a space for herself! Meg Whitman is indeed the kind of woman any business would feel proud of. Born in NewYork, she went on to graduate from Princeton University first and then from Harvard Business school.

Marissa Mayer [The Yahoo Chief]


The youngest CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, has been listed among the top 10 business women of the world. She was previously the spokesperson for Google. She pursued her studies at Stanford University.

[Know more about Marissa Mayer]

Susan Arnold [P&G President]

Susan Arnold

A B.A and MBA, Susan Arnold, has contributed golden years to the business industry. She was listed among the 50 women to watch and the 50 most powerful women. 

Oprah Winfrey [Oprah Winfrey]

Oprah Winfrey

A household name, Oprah Winfrey, has managed to create a unique space in this competitive world. A producer, host, actress etc. she has created a difference in the entertainment industry as a whole.

[Read More about Oprah Winfrey here: Oprah Winfrey – The Ultimate Wonder on Planet Earth]

Brenda Barnes [Chairman & CEO Sara Lee]

Brenda Barnes

B.A. in economics and an MBA from Loyola University, Brenda Barnes is the CEO and chairman of the leading Sara Lee. Before Sara Lee she was with Pepsi Co as the CEO of the company. She has been appearing in the Forbes list since 2005.

Andrea Jung [Avon Products CEO]


Andrea Jung began working in the marketing division of Avon Products. With her smart work and ability, she has managed to climb the ladder efficiently to reach the position of Chairman and CEO Avon.

Indeed these women have shattered the glasses of the man’s world and created a brilliant space for themselves. Hopefully in the coming times the number of women in the top positions would see an increment.

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Comments (13)

  • Great post! Glad to see top business women and hats off to their talent.

    Hope you are writing great things Atish, this would make the visitors to read the posts regularly and so they will remember TTW forever.

    Thanks for writing, keep doing it for your readers 😛
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  • Women going places!!!! It is nice to see how women are making mark in otherwise men dominated corporate world. And yeah, an Indian at top of the list makes me feel a lot more elated.
    Thanks for this info Atish.
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  • yes now women are not only in business but also all the fields but i hate reservation

  • New topic and new information about Top 10 Business Women of the World. really i don’t about these women but after read you post i am getting new information. And these are women are good gifts ..

    Thank you I, am appreciated this article

  • I agree that women can be at the same level as men. It is nothing extraordinal about it of course. Just the society gets used for men as a driving forceб it is totally cliche…
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  • HI Atish, this post seems to be very inspiring especially for women to keep on proud on themselves. In some countries, women are degraded that even some of them are not unable to go to school. I appreciate that you have posted this article to let the world knows that men and women are equal when it comes to business.

  • Its great to see women holding important position in these companies. Its time we realize that women should also be given chance and they have the ability to what it takes to succeed.
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  • Hi,

    This is the new information about top 10 business women of the word really i did not know about these are top business women it’s informative information to learn about the business that how can we start the business and i hope this information will be helpful to grownup of your business but i must say thanks to give important ideas and give the information about the about these top 10 business women and i will keep remember..

  • Hello Atish
    All top 10 women’s are deserved to be in this list and i am happy to know about all these women’s.Great article and thank you atish to share an a awesome article on a awesome topic.

  • Hi Atish,

    This is a fascinating list of women who’ve made it to the top in the world of business – many thanks for introducing us to these inspirational women. As others have commented, it’s a shame that in some societies women’s potential is never realised. Even in enlightened western democracies, where women’s rights are supposedly respected, there are some professions that remain male-dominated and where it’s difficult for women to get a foothold.

    Thanks for this post, Atish – nice one 🙂

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    • Thanks Sue for your valuable comment. We say that men and women are equal but still women area being ignored in most of the industries. Males are dominant. This is the reason I want to post about these kind of posts to let all know about their talent. There are most posts of this sort you can see on TTW.

      Enjoy your weekend Sue! 🙂

  • Marissa Mayer..
    Who ever is married to her is one of the luckiest guys ever. CEO of a huge company + is really attractive?


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