“2017 will see a record number of women leading Fortune 500 companies. Here, Maxim looks at some of the most successful women in business around the world.”
With this year setting a new record number of women leading Fortune 500 companies, MAXIM has focused on featuring brilliant women who are not only breaking the ceiling but those who are also trailblazing for future generations of female empowerment and success in business.
According to Fortune, the number of women CEOs among the Fortune 500 dropped to 21 last year. Today, the statistic has increased by over 50 percent—from 21 to 32. What’s more: it’s the first to feature a Latina CEO.
The 2017 ranking features more female chiefs than any previous list since the first Fortune 500 ran in 1955, adding that:
“There are two ways to look at that news. On one hand, the increase means that women are progressing up the American corporate ladder. On the other, 32 is still very, very low—just 6.4% of the list—and in no way representative of the wider population.”
Among the top women business leaders, MAXIM: THE POWER LIST features:
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
Ursula Burns, American Chairperson and CEO of Xerox
Mary Barra, CEO and Chairperson of General Motors
Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of General Electric
Marillyn Hewson, Chairperson, President, and CEO of Lockheed Martin
Safra Catz, Co–CEO of Oracle
Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline
Harriet Green, General Manager of IBM
Wendy Tan White, General Partner of Entrepreneur
Get to know these successful women in business here along with a few of the major lessons they’ve learned along their journeys.