Lately, we are noticing a new trend on the rise. CEOs of businesses are more often than not women. Entrepreneurial spirit is being driven like wildfire. Women from all walks of life can be inspirational, but here are a few ladies who absolutely killed it in the field of business. Take a few notes from these women, as you work hard and follow your own dreams.
Mary T. Barra
Mary T. Barra is the Chairman and CEO of General Motor Company. She has held the CEO position since January 15, 2014, and she is the first female CEO of a major global automaker.
Marillyn A. Hewson
Marillyn A. Hewson is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin. She has held the position of CEO since January of 2013. In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015 she was named by Fortune magazine as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”
Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of IBM. She has held that position since 2012. According to the IMB webpage, “Ginni has worked to ensure that new technologies are developed and deployed in a way that is ethical and enduring.”
She is an Indian American business executive, who serves as chairwoman of PepsiCo and as a female CEO for 12 years from 2006-2018. In February 2018, the International Cricket Council announced that She would join the ICC Board as its first independent female director in June.
Ursula M. Burns
In 2009, Burns became CEO of Xerox, the first black female CEO to head a Fortune 500 company, and the first woman to succeed another as head of a Fortune 500 company. Burns served as Xerox CEO from 2009 to 2016 and Xerox chairwoman from 2010 to 2017.
These women offer us knowledge, inspiration, and so much more. We are happy to take a step back to learn from them. You can read more about modern day boss babes in our blog here.
Written by our lovely contributor Emily Pridgen.
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