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 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.
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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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