Fortune has published its list of world’s 20 most powerful women in business. The list this time features seven new names. Among the newcomers are PG&E chief Geisha Williams, the first Latina to lead a Fortune 500 company. Indian origin Pepsico chief Indra Nooyi has also maintained her spot in the list.
1. Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO, General Motors
Marry Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors, has maintained her top position for her third straight year.
2. Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
Indra Nooyi is the Indian origin Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. The women CEO filled the long-vacant role of Company president in July, sparking talk that the CEO might be heading toward retirement. Under her leadership, Pepsico profits jumped 16% in 2016.
3. Marilyn Hewson
Chairman, President, and CEO, Lockheed Martin
Marillyn Hewson, is the Chairman, President, and CEO, Lockheed Martin, the American Aerospace and defense company. The company, which counts the US government as its biggest customer, is also a prime beneficiary of the White House’s defense budget increase. Under her leadership, Lockheed’s stock price has risen some 26% over the past year, handily beating the S&P, while revenue jumped 17% in 2016.
4 Abigail Johnson
President and CEO, Fidelity Investments
Abigail Johnson is the President and CEO, Fidelity Investments. Under her leadership, the company posted $15.9 billion in revenue in 2016—its fourth consecutive record year—while assets under administration climbed some 11%, to $5.7 trillion, Fortune said.
5. Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO, Facebook. Fortune reports that under her leadership, Facebook saw a blockbuster 2016 ad revenue growth (57%, to $26.9 billion). Last year, Sandberg was seen speaking more frequently about issues important to her, including women’s health and immigration reform. She also wrote a book about grief and the loss of her husband titled as Option B, which even topped the bestseller list this spring.
6. Ginni Rometty
Ginni Rometty is the Chairman, President, and CEO at IBM.
7. Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman is the CEO of computer giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The report says that Whitman was even a finalist for the Uber CEO job. However, she is now under pressure to deliver on the promised results, namely revenue growth.
8. Safra Catz
Oracle Co-CEO Safra Catz is placed 8 in the list. In her current role, Catz is leading a major expansion which includes hiring 5,000-plus new engineers, salespeople, and other staff to strengthen the enterprise tech giant’s cloud business.
9. Phebe Novakovic
Phebe Novakovic is the Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics, an American Aerospace and defense company.
10. Ruth Porat
Ruth Porat is SVP anf CFO, Google, Alphabet. Since Porat took over as CFO in May 2015, the company shares have jumped more than 70%. Well, needless to remind its worth, Alphabet is currently the world’s second-most-valuable company after Apple.