7 Women CEOs of the S&P 500

It’s a fact- Most of the C-level executives in the S&P industry are men.

Women constitute 4.8% of CEOs in S&P 500 companies.

While many times, this case has been overlooked, but a gender balance at senior positions could help the organization make a holistic decision. We would take the example of Apple- it released a health app in the year 2014. The app promised to keep track of various health metrics, including the alcohol content in blood, but it missed one of the significant health metrics for the women population- keeping track of menstruation. Customers started complaining of this specific challenge.

So, now if a woman at a senior position would have been asked for the opinion, she would have pushed the tech executives to work on the same, and improve customer experience.

All these barriers, facts have not hindered some of the powerful women to climb the success ladder. They are bringing huge changes in the corporate world, and paving the path for other women to chase their dream of leading companies:

1. Safra A. Catz

She is the chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation.

Tenure: Safra A. Catz became CEO in September, 2014

Her net worth is US$1.1 billion

Although she is an American Banker, but was born in Israel.

2. Mary T. Barra

She is the chairman and CEO of GM.

Tenure: Mary T. Barra became the chief executive officer on Jan.5, 2014

Twitter: M T Barra

Her net worth is $60 million

Mary T. Barra is an American Business Woman.

3. Adena Friedman

She is the CEO of Nasdaq

Tenure: Adena Friedman became CEO on Jan.1, 2017

Twitter: Adena T Friedman

Adena Friedman has a net worth of more than $100 million

She is an American Business Woman.

4. Jane Fraser

She is currently the President of Citi Group, and would become CEO in February 2021

Her net worth is $27 million

Jane Fraser is a Scottish Banking Executive.

5. Karen S. Lynch

She is Vice President at CVS Health and would become CEO on February 1, 2021

Karen Lynch has a net worth of $19.4 million

She is an American Business Woman.

6. Reshma Kewalramani

She is the CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Tenure:  Reshma Kewalramani became CEO on April 1, 2020

She has a net worth of $15.6 Million

She was born in Bombay, India, and her family migrated to US when she was 11 years old.

7. Phebe N. Novakovic

She is the CEO of General Dynamics

Tenure: Phebe N. Novakovic became CEO on Jan.1, 2013

Her net worth is $157 million

Phebe N. Novakovic is a former intelligence officer and American Business Woman.

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