Top 5 Women CEOs of the World

Women have made some very important changes in the world and in the work space. They have entered into many areas that were previously the well preserved domain of men and the corporate world is no different. The recent times have seen the ascension of many powerful and talented women in the corporate ladder, with many CEO’s of large companies being women. Here are some of the top women CEO’s of the world and their illustrious career.

Marrisa Mayer

Marrisa Mayer

1. Marrisa Mayer

She made news when she was appointed as the CEO of Yahoo at the age of 37. She was a woman and also the youngest to become CEO. Also important was the fact that she was pregnant at the time of her appointment and announced that she would get back to work immediately after giving birth, which she did. Before joining Yahoo, she was with Google and the company’s first female engineer.


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Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

2. Meg Whitman

At 56, her career has been illustrious and her resume the dream of many. She is the CEO of Hewlett-Packard before which she was at the helm of E-bay. Her other top positions include stints at The Walt Disney Company, Dream Works, Hasbro and Procter & Gamble.


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Virginia. M. Rometty

Virginia. M. Rometty

3. Virginia. M. Rometty

More popularly known as Ginni Rometty , she is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. She began her career with IBM in 1981 and had been growing steadily ever since. She is a member in the Council on Foreign Relations; the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University; and the Board of Overseers and Board of Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.


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Indira Nooyi

Indira Nooyi

4. Indira Nooyi

She is the chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo. Before joining PepsiCo, she was with Asea Brown Boveri and Motorola. She has been with PepsiCo for over a decade and has held a lot of important positions within the company before being appointed the chairman and CEO in 2009. She is an Advisory Council member, Food Industry Leadership program, Portland State University, a Board of Trustees member, University of Maryland and Dean's Advisory Council member, Robert H. Smith School of Business.


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Ellen Kullman

Ellen Kullman

5. Ellen Kullman

At 57, she is chair of the board and chief executive officer of DuPont before which she worked for General Electric. She is on the board of trustees of Tufts University and serves on the board of overseers at Tufts University School of Engineering. She is also a member of the board of Change the Equation (CTEq), a national coalition of more than 100 CEOs committed to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning for U.S. Pre K-12 students.


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  • Marrisa Mayer
  • Meg Whitman
  • Virginia. M. Rometty
  • Indira Nooyi
  • Ellen Kullman

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