7 Most Influential Business Women in the World [Infographic]
Time and again, women have broken the glass ceiling in the corporate world. They have acquired the top positions with their talent and hard work, and are defining the meaning of feminism, which is about equality of all the sexes in the personal, and business front.
Below is the list of some powerful women across the world:
1. Meredith Verdone: She is the CMO of Bank of America. She has over 20 years of working experience with a bank. As she aims for growth in the role which takes her to the creative, media, and brand strategy of the enterprise, it also helped the brand in connecting with the right consumers.
In her words,” Know who you are as a brand, explain what you believe in, and say what you do for customers. That’s all we need to do as marketers. It’s simple and it works” implies that when organizations understand their customers completely it becomes easier for executing the business operations.
2. J.K. Rowling: A famous writer, she has been credited for encouraging a generation of children to read books than other activities. Her all 7 novels have been translated to many languages with theme parks also built around the series. One can only envy her skills in writing. When she started writing, she was a single mother living on welfare, now she is the creator of one of the most successful fiction franchises and her net worth is around $850 million.
In her words, “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you lived so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
3. Kelly Campbell: She is the CMO of Hulu. Before that, she worked for 12 years in Google, and from here she fell in love with marketing. During her working tenure at Google, she led the client services team from America and building sales, operations teams from Tokyo.
CEO of Hulu Stated, “She is a data-driven marketing expert who proves her ability to develop effective strategies for building a high-performing team.”
4. Safra Catz: She is the current CEO of Oracle Corporation. In 2011, she became the highest-paid woman among the Fortune 1000 companies. As per sources, she was even considered for the post of US Trade Representative. Her net worth is around 110 crores (USD) in 2020.
In her words, “Businesses need to come up with a value prop that is so compelling that customers have to go for it.”
5. Arianna Huffington: She is a Greece born entrepreneur who founded the news website Huffington Post in 2005. The branch expanded with a series of localized editions in the USA, later expanding to other international editions. Many consider it the world’s most powerful blog.
In her words, “You have to do what you dream of doing even while you are afraid.”
6. Julie Sweet: She became CEO of Accenture in September 2019. She also served at the Business Roundtable in World Economic Forum’s International Business Council. The New York Times stated Sweet as one of the most powerful women in corporate America in 2019.
In her words, “A culture of equality helps everyone. It is not a zero-sum game.”
7. Gretchen Saegh-Fleming: She is the chief marketing officer of L’Oreal USA. Fleming used her e-commerce and digital background in generating high revenue for the organization.
L’Oreal USA wrote,” Gretchen’s expertise in commerce business models, her passion for developing innovations in customer experience and her track record in leading digital transformation will be invaluable as the company continues to accelerate its digital leadership.”