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Title: The World’s Most Powerful Businesswomen

Most Powerful Women Ruling The Business World
  • Mary Teresa Barra
  • Chairman and CEO, General Motors Company
  • My definition of innovative is providing value
    to the customer.
  • The first female CEO of General Motors, Mary
    Barra holds first position in Fortunes Most
    Powerful Women of 2017.
  • She owns the credit of solving GMs huge crisis
    of 30 million vehicles recall caused by faulty
    ignition switch.
  • She rolled out strong domestic sales for GM in
    Europe and Chinas SUV markets.

  • Safra A. Catz
  • Co-CEO Oracle, U.S
  • I have many women on our leadership team at
    Oracle, its really fantastic. They bring
    something additional to the game.
  • This self-made American billionaire began her
    career as an executive at Oracle Corporation in
    1999 turning up as the co-CEO of Oracle in 2014.
  • Leading the Oracles assertive acquisition
    strategy, she is known to bring in profits to the
  • In 2009, she was ranked as the 16th and 12th most
    powerful woman in business as per Forbes and
    Fortune respectively.

  • Ginni Rometty
  • Chairperson and CEO, IBM
  • Growth and comfort do not co-exist.
  • The chairperson and CEO of IBM, Ginni Rometty is
    ranked among The 100 Most Powerful Women in the
  • Her adamancies in investing in the newest
    technologies have proved a beneficial turn for
  • She is also a member of the board of managers of
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the
    board of trustees, Northwestern University.

  • Indra Nooyi
  • Chairperson and CEO PepsiCo
  • An important attribute to success is to be
    yourself. Never hide what makes you, you.
  • The Indian-American businesswoman is the
    chairperson and CEO of the worlds second largest
    food and beverage company PepsiCo.
  • She redirected PepsiCos strategy towards
    innovation that proved largely successful for the
  • Elected as the chairwoman of the U.S.-India
    Business Council in 2013, Nooyi was ranked among
    The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women from 2008 to
    2014 by Forbes.

  • Sheryl Sandburg
  • COO Facebook
  • Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.
  • The co-founder, Chief Cooperating officer of
    Facebook, Sheryl also served as the vice
    president of global online sales and operations
    at Google.
  • Her leadership and the strategy of relying upon
    advertising have boosted Facebooks revenues
    after holding the position of COO.
  • In 2016, she was catalogued as number 6 in the 50
    Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune

  • Meg Whitman
  • President and CEO Hewlett Packard
  • Do what you love and success will follow.
  • Majorly known for escalating the sales of eBay
    from 5.7 million to 8 billion while being the
    former CEO of the company.
  • The American business tycoon and political
    activist is now the President and CEO of Hewlett
    Packard Enterprise.
  • Also a member of the board of Procter and Gamble,
    Whitman was ranked 20th in the 2004 100 Most
    Powerful Women in the World by Forbes.

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Media mogul Chairperson and CEO Harpo Inc.
  • The biggest adventure you can ever take is to
    live the life of your dreams.
  • American proprietor, influential talk-show host,
    actress, well-known media personality and
  • Oprah Winfrey is the first black woman to own and
    run a television network OWN Oprah Winfrey
    Network (launched in 2011).
  • Born in 1954, into extreme poverty in the rural
    Mississippi, she is a self-made billionaire the
    second richest African-American best known for
    The Oprah Winfrey Show.

  • Ursula Burns
  • Chairperson and CEO Xerox
  • Impatience is a virtue.
  • Beginning her career as a summer intern at Xerox,
    Burns is now the first African-American woman CEO
    to lead Fortune 500 Company.
  • She is also a board director of American Express
    Corporation and Datto Inc.
  • Born in 1958, she was named 22nd among The Most
    Powerful Women in the World by Forbes in 2014.

  • Susan Wojcicki
  • CEO YouTube
  • Right now, offline and online are coming
    together because of smartphones.
  • Americas self-made business magnate Wojcicki
    is the present CEO of YouTube
  • Working as senior VP of Advertising and Commerce
    at Google, she is known for two of Googles
    largest acquisitions - purchase of DoubleClick
    and YouTube for 3.1 billion in 2007 and 1.65
    billion in 2006 respectively.
  • She was also named among the 100 most influential
    people by the Time Magazine.

  • Anita Roddick
  • Founder The Body Shop
  • If you think you're too small to have an impact,
    try going to bed with a mosquito.
  • The pioneer of ethical consumerism in the
    cosmetic industry, Anita Roddick opened her first
    cosmetic store The Body Shop with only fifteen
    products to sell in 1976.
  • By 2004 1980 stores and over 77 million
    customers throughout the world. LOreal bought
    her company at 625 million pounds in March 2006.
  • Queen Elizabeth titled her with the Dame
    Commander of the British Empire. In 2010, she was
    catalogued at 5th position among the Top 10
    British Business Figures.

  • Angela Ahrendts
  • Senior Vice President of Retail Apple Inc.
  • If you can't control everything, you can't
    control anything, not really.
  • A former CEO of Burberry, she oversees Apples
    478 brick and mortar stores as the Senior Vice
    President of Apple Inc.
  • She is the first woman in executive team of Apple
    CEO Tim Cook. She is believed to earn more than
    any other executive at Apple over 70 million
    in 2014,
  • In 2010, CNBC accorded her as the European
    Business Leader of the Future.

  • Marillyn Hewson
  • CEO, Chairman, and President Lockheed Martin
  • I do work hard, but I have a passion for work.
    That's just who I am.
  • Former Chair and current member of the Executive
    Committee of the Aerospace Industries
    Association, Marillyn Hewson is named as one of
    the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2016
    by Forbes.
  • Her efforts towards building military hardware
    enabled Lockheed Martin purchase the Sikorsky
    Aircraft, giving the corporation its own
    helicopter building capability.
  • She will receive the 2017 Howard Hughes Memorial
    Award from the Aero Club of Southern California
    on February 7, 2018.

  • Cathy Engelbert
  • CEO Deloitte
  • Dont stand still.
  • An American business executive, Catherine "Cathy"
    Engelbert is the current CEO of Deloitte LLP that
    gave her the virtue of becoming the first female
    U.S. CEO of a Big Four firm.
  • Deloittes growth strategy is known to be highly
    influenced by her leadership as the CEO.
  • She is also listed as one of Fortunes 2016 and
    2015 Most Powerful Women and one of Most
    Productive People by the Fast Company Magazine in

  • Irene Rosenfeld
  • Ex-CEO and Chairman Mondelez International
  • Don't let 'having it all' be defined by someone
  • The eighth wealthiest women CEO of Fortune 500
    companies by 2016 (Fortune 500 ranking),
    Rosenfeld served as the CEO of Mondelez
    International, Inc. until November 2017.
  • She serves as the CEO and Chairperson of Kraft
    Canada Inc.
  • Featured in the list of 100 most powerful women
    in the world by Forbes, she was ranked sixth on
    The Wall Street Journals list 50 Women to

  • Phebe Novakovic
  • CEO and Chairperson General Dynamics
  • Chasing revenues that don't have good earnings
    doesn't help us or shareholders one lick.
  • Novakovic is the CEO and chairperson of General
    Dynamics the one of the world's largest defense
  • Her immense intelligence in growth strategies led
    the company to a remarkable order to design the
    next version of the U. S. Navy's
    ballistic-missile submarine worth 5 billion (Sep
  • She was also listed as the 56th most powerful
    woman in the world by Forbes in 2015.

  • Abigail Johnson
  • CEO and President of Fidelity Investments
  • At the end of the day, you know yourself best.
  • The American businesswoman, Abigail Johnson, is
    the worlds 10th-wealthiest female billionaire by
    net worth (15.1 billion US).
  • In 2016, she was ranked as the 16th most powerful
    woman in the world by Forbes.
  • The CEO and President of Fidelity Investments is
    the first and only woman to serve on the board of
    the Financial Services Forum.

  • Ruth Porat
  • SVP and CFO, Google, Alphabet Inc.
  • Unless you stay focused on innovation, you can
    be disintermediated.
  • Previously the CFO and executive vice president
    (January 2010 to May 2015) of Morgan Stanley,
    Porat is the CFO of Alphabet Inc. and Google.
  • Institutional Investor named her the "Best
    Internet CFO" for the "2018 All America Executive
  • Since she became CFO in May 2015, shares have
    jumped more than 70 its currently the worlds
    second-most-valuable company after Apple.

  • Lynn J. Good
  • Chairman, President, and CEO Duke Energy
  • I find, at times, people underestimate me.
    That's really an asset.
  • An Ohio native and a Miami University graduate,
    Lynn Good is the head of one of America's largest
    energy holding companies Duke Energy.
  • Under Good's leadership, Duke Energy was named to
    the Forbes list of "America's Best Employers" in
    2017. (Source Duke Energy)
  • She was ranked 11th among the "Most Powerful
    Women in Business" by Fortune Magazine and one
    among the "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women
    by Forbes.

  • Helena Foulkes
  • President CVS pharmacy
  • The best career advice Ive ever gotten is to be
    focused, yet flexible.
  • Foulkes is the President of CVS Pharmacy and
    Executive Vice President of CVS Health.
  • She oversees 9,700 retail stores, 20 distribution
    centers and e-commerce sites, as well as
    merchandising, supply chain, marketing, real
    estate, front store and pharmacy operations.
    (Source CVS Health)
  • She is listed as one among the Most Powerful
    Women in Business by Fortune and one among the
    Most Creative People in Business by the Fast

  • Tricia Griffith
  • President and CEO Progressive
  • Allow your leaders to lead, and know when to get
    out of the way.
  • Tricia Griffith is ranked as the ninth-wealthiest
    women CEO of Fortune 500 companies by 2016
    Fortune 500 ranking (120).
  • Since becoming CEO of Progressive, Griffith has
    expanded the companys reach into the home
    insurance market increasing premiums sold by 14,
    to 23.4 billion in 2016. (Source Fortune)
  • She was ranked as 18 in Fortune Magazines the
    most powerful women in business list in 2016.

  • Pam Nicholson
  • President and CEO Enterprise Holdings
  • When I started in California, people would say,
    Enterprise who?
  • Under Nicholsons leadership, the worlds largest
    car rental company Enterprise Holdings has grown
    its revenue to more than 22 billion.
  • She started her career at Enterprise as a
    car-washing management trainee and is now
    expanding the company overseas, adding branches
    and franchises in some 70 countries. (Source
  • Forbes ranked her at number 89 among the 100 Most
    Powerful Women of the World in 2009.

  • Adena Friedman
  • President-CEO, NASDAQ
  • Be the optimist in the room.
  • Formerly the managing director and CFO of The
    Carlyle Group, Adena Friedman is now the
    president and CEO of NASDAQ a major US stock
    exchange company.
  • Acclaimed for the launch of Nasdaq Analytics Hub,
    Friedman is known for the purchasing of eVestment
    Inc. a data provider for institutional
    investors and hedge fund investors.
  • Forbes named her as the 31st most powerful woman
    in the world in 2017.

  • Isabelle Kocher
  • If diversity brings so many benefits, dont we
    all have a responsibility to foster it?
  • The French businesswoman Isabelle Kocher is the
    CEO of Engie (previously GDF Suez) the worlds
    biggest non state-owned electricity company.
  • Her three year transformation plan has led the
    company ahead of schedule with a big deal to sell
    Engies stake in an oil and gas production
    business to Neptune Energy for 3.9 billion.
  • She is ranked as number 23 by Forbes on the list
    of Most Powerful Women of the World in 2017.

  • Lucy Peng
  • CEO, Ant Financial Services, Alibaba Group
  • Consumers expect a safe, convenient, and
    affordable globalized payment platform.
  • One among the founders of Alibaba Group a major
    name in Chinas ecommerce industry Peng is the
    CEO of Ant Financial Services.
  • In 2010, she was named as the CEO of Alipay,
    Alibabas online payment services platform. This
    payment system has over 800 million registered
    users (Forbes).
  • Under her expertise, Alipay has achieved immense
    profits around 60 billion. Forbes listed her
    as 34th on the list of the worlds most powerful
    women (2017).

  • Amy Hood
  • Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft
  • People don't just show up in the C-suite
  • Under the management of the companys first
    female CFO Amy Hood, Microsoft achieved 85
    billion in the year 2016.
  • Previously the head of Microsofts Business
    division, Hood is also known for the companys
    much talked about acquisition of LinkedIn (26
  • This American businesswoman holds 37th position
    in the catalogue of the 100 Most Powerful Women
    of the World by Forbes (2017).

  • Mary Callahan Erdoes
  • CEO, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • There is no substitute for hard work.
  • As the CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management a
    global name in investment management and private
    banking, Erdoes brought the profits reaching 1.9
    trillion to the company.
  • Opening an asset-management business in Shanghai
    was a big hit went to his name.
  • As per Forbes, she earned 19 million in 2016 and
    was ranked as 53rd on the most powerful women
    list. (Forbes 2017).

  • Zhou Qunfei
  • Founder and CEO, Lens Technology
  • I dont want to die regretting what I didnt
  • The Chinese entrepreneur and one of the richest
    self-made women Zhou Qunfei is the founder of the
    major smartphone screen maker Lens Technology.
  • According to Forbes, her net worth is 10 billion
    and that makes her the richest woman in China.
  • She was listed as number 18 on the Most Powerful
    Women of Asia-Pacific list in 2016 by Fortune.

  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra
  • CEO, HCL Technologies
  • Its very difficult to measure the impact of
    institutions in a short span of time.
  • The CEO and Executive Director of HCL Enterprise,
    Roshni Nadar Malhotra is named to be 57th on the
    list of 100 Most Powerful Women of the World by
  • Formerly a news producer, Malhotra is also one
    among the trustees of the Shiv Nadar Foundation
    focusing on education.
  • She received the awards NDTV Young
    philanthropist of the year 2014 and Vogue India
    Philanthropist of the Year 2017.

  • Marianne Lake
  • CFO, Chase
  • It's impossible to have zero defects.
  • The technological innovation of Marianne Lake as
    the Chief Financial Officer of the bank JP Morgan
    Chase brought the organization the earning of
    24.7 billion in 2016.
  • She is known for introducing automation
    technology like a new firmwide platform to the
  • Fortune listed her at number 24 on the list of
    the Most Powerful Women. She was ranked as 64th
    among The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017
    by Forbes.

  • Gwynne Shotwell
  • President and COO, SpaceX
  • The key is to join an industry that you have a
    passion for.
  • Shotwell is the President and Chief Operating
    Officer of SpaceX, a company providing services
    of space transport.
  • Before joining SpaceX, she worked at The
    Aerospace Corporations El Segundo research
    center for ten years.
  • She received the Women in Technology
    International Hall of Fame award in 2012. Forbes
    included her at number 70 on The World's 100 Most
    Powerful Women in 2017.

  • Judy Faulkner
  • Founder and CEO, Epic Systems
  • Do good, have fun, make money.
  • The founder and CEO of the healthcare software
    company Epic Systems Judy Faulkner is called the
    most powerful woman in healthcare by Forbes.
  • The giants in the Healthcare world of America
    such as Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins are the
    clients of Epic Systems.
  • In 2015, she signed the Giving Pledge and
    committed to give 99 of her wealth for
    philanthropy. Her net worth is estimated to be
    more than 2.4 billion by Forbes.

  • Debra Cafaro
  • CEO, Ventas
  • You can maximize luck.
  • The American businesswoman, Debra A. Cafaro, is
    the Chief Executive Officer of Ventas, Inc. a
    Real Estate Investment Trust with enterprise
    value of over 37 billion.
  • Under Cafaros management, Ventas won the
    acquisition of a portfolio of life-sciences
    properties for 1.5 billion.
  • The Financial Times selected her as one of the
    Top 50 Women in World Business. She will begin
    her term as the chair of the Real Estate
    Roundtable from July 2018.

  • Belinda Johnson
  • Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer, Airbnb,
  • Every challenge that comes up is just a problem
    that needs a solution.
  • The highest-ranking woman of Airbnb, Inc.,
    Belinda Johnson oversees the legal issues of the
    company in 191 countries.
  • Formerly an employee of at, Johnson
    joined the board of PayPal in 2017.
  • Forbes listed her at the number 96 in the
    catalogue of the 100 most powerful women of the
    world in 2017.

  • Kirsten Green
  • Founder, Forerunner Ventures
  • I couldnt lose other peoples money, but I
    could invest in my own learning.
  • The American businesswoman, Kristen Greene,
    founded Forerunner ventures in 2010. She is also
    the Managing Director of the company.
  • Forbes included her at the number 95 on the list
    of the 100 Most Powerful Women of the World in
  • Last year, Green's Forerunner closed a 122
    million fund, its third and largest, bringing its
    total raised to 242 million. (Source Forbes)

  • Kathryn Petralia
  • Co-founder, Kabbage
  • If I wasnt an expert in the field, I was
    committed to becoming one
  • Formerly a corporate development executive with
    CompuCredit Corporation, Kathryn is the
    co-founder of Kabbage a major disruptor in the
    finance industry.
  • In August 2017, she raised the total equity
    funding of Kabbage to 500 million.
  • Ranked 98 among the 100 most powerful women of
    the world in 2017, Petralia also created a
    consumer rights organization Consumer Financial
    Data Rights. (Source Forbes)

  • Beth Brooke-Marciniak
  • Global Vice Chair - Public Policy, Ernst Young
  • We like to say you can be what you see.
  • One among the board members of the Audit Advisory
    Committee for the U.S. Department of Defense,
    Brooke-Marciniak is the Vice Chair of Public
    Policy for EY.
  • She also serves as a Pathways Envoy for the U.S.
    State Department.
  • NCAA awarded her the Theodore Roosevelt Award in
    2017 for her efforts to improving diversity in
    the workplace. (Forbes)

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