Women CEOs

Throughout history, there have been many women ceos who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female ceos such as Sheryl Sandberg, Indra Nooyi, Susan Wojcicki, Chanda Kochhar, Meg Whitman.The women ceos featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Indra Nooyi
(Businesswomen and Former CEO of ‘PepsiCo’)

Indra Nooyi
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Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American business executive known for her association with PepsiCo where she served as the chief executive officer from 2006 to 2018. Often ranked among the most powerful women, Nooyi was named in Forbes' World's 100 Most Powerful Women list in 2014. In 2017, she was named in the magazine's 19 Most Powerful Women in Business list.

 2 
Meg Whitman
(Former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Meg Whitman
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Birthdate: August 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States
Meg Whitman has previously been the CEO of HP and eBay. She has also been associated with companies such as The Walt Disney Company and P&G. She was part of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns and also ran for California’s governor in 2010. She later supported Joe Biden’s presidential run.

 3 
Mary Barra
(Business woman)

Mary Barra
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Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, US

 4 
Susan Wojcicki
(CEO of YouTube)

Susan Wojcicki
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Birthdate: July 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Clara County, California, United States

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has been the longest-tenured CEO of the organization. She has earlier contributed to the formation of Google and has served them as their VP of product management. The Harvard alumnus was ranked 16 on Forbes’s list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011.

 5 
Carly Fiorina
(CEO of ‘Hewlett-Packard’, the First Woman to Lead a Fortune Top-20 Company)

Carly Fiorina
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Birthdate: September 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

Carly Fiorina made history by becoming the first female head of a Dow Jones-listed company when she became the CEO of HP. The daughter of a law professor father, she had initially joined law school but then dropped out to study management. She has also been Ted Cruz’s vice-presidential running mate.

 6 
Jeanie Buss
(President of the Basketball Team 'Los Angeles Lakers')

Jeanie Buss
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Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Daughter of real-estate magnate Jerry Buss, Jeanie Buss inherited part of the NBA team Los Angeles Lakers’s stakes from her father. Jeanie, who has previously managed a roller hockey and a tennis team, was named one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sports by Sporting News in 2005.

 7 
Abigail Johnson
(CEO of Fidelity Investments)

Abigail Johnson
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Birthdate: December 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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 8 
Marillyn Hewson
(CEO of Lockheed Martin (2013-2020))

Marillyn Hewson
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Birthdate: December 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States

 9 
Cathie Wood
(Investor, Ceo)

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Birthdate: November 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 10 
Angela Rye
(Political commentator)

Angela Rye
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Birthdate: October 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

 11 
Teresa Heinz
(Businesswoman)

Teresa Heinz
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Birthdate: October 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique
Portuguese-American entrepreneur and philanthropist Teresa Heinz is the widow of H. J. Heinz Company heir and former American senator John Heinz and the wife of former American secretary of state John Kerry. She chairs the Heinz Endowments and the Heinz Family Philanthropies. She focuses on women’s issues and environmental concerns.

 12 
Sophia Amoruso
(Businesswoman)

Sophia Amoruso
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Birthdate: April 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Diego, California San Diego, California, U.S.

 13 
Tory Burch
(Fashion Designer)

Tory Burch
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Birthdate: June 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, United States

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Cedella Marley
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Birthdate: August 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 15 
Lisa Su
(Entrepreneur)

Lisa Su
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Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Born in Taiwan, Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, moved to the US at age 3. Lisa eventually earned a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT. Named to the Forbes America’s Self-Made Women 2020 list, she is also the first woman recipient of the IEEE Robert Noyce Medal.

 16 
Marissa Mayer
(Former President and CEO of 'Yahoo!')

Marissa Mayer
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Birthdate: May 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin, USA

 17 
Cindy McCain
(Businesswoman)

Cindy McCain
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Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

 18 
Whitney Wolfe Herd
(Businessperson)

Whitney Wolfe Herd
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Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

 19 
Safra A. Catz
(Businessperson)

Safra A. Catz
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Birthdate: December 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Holon, Israel

 20 
Ginni Rometty
(The First Female CEO and Chairperson of IBM)

Ginni Rometty
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Birthdate: July 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty was named to the World's Top 50 Women in Tech by Forbes in 2018. She led IBM through its conversion to a leading data company. The Northwestern University alumna has also earned the Edison Achievement Award. She became part of Time 100 in 2012.

 21 
Lynsi Snyder
(Businesswoman)

Lynsi Snyder
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Birthdate: May 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glendora, California, United States

 22 
Rebekah Brooks
(British Journalist and CEO of 'News UK')

Rebekah Brooks
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Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Warrington, Lancashire, England

Rebekah Brooks is a British former newspaper editor and journalist. She currently works as a media executive and has been serving as News UK's CEO since 2015. In 2003, she started working as the editor of The Sun, becoming the first female editor of the tabloid. From 2009 to 2011, she served as the chief executive officer of News International.

 23 
Julia Haart
(CEO of Elite World Group)

Julia Haart
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Birthdate: April 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 24 
Mitzi Shore
(Co-founder and owner of The Comedy Store)

Mitzi Shore
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Birthdate: July 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marinette, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 11, 2018

Catalina Sandino Moreno
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Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bogota, Colombia

 26 
Shoshanna Lonstein
(Fashion designer)

Shoshanna Lonstein
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Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 27 
Lisa Frank
(Businesswoman)

Lisa Frank
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Birthdate: April 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States

 28 
Dylan Lauren
(Owner of Dylan's Candy Bar)

Dylan Lauren
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Birthdate: May 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 29 
Carole Baskin
( CEO of Big Cat Rescue)

Carole Baskin
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Birthdate: June 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bexar County, Texas, United States

Carole Baskin gained recognition after being featured in a documentary series titled Tiger King, which follows her feuds with private zoo operator Joe Exotic. As the CEO of a non-profit animal sanctuary called Big Cat Rescue, Carole condemns private zoos. She has also been the subject of conspiracy theories pertaining to the disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis.

 30 
Zhang Xin
(chief executive officer, entrepreneur)

Zhang Xin
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Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing

 31 
Melanie Perkins
(Chief executive officer)

Melanie Perkins
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Birthdate: 1987 AD
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

 32 
Kim Pegula
(Owner of the Buffalo Bills, President/CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment)

Kim Pegula
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Birthdate: June 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 33 
Elizabeth Holmes
(Former CEO of Health Technology Company 'Theranos' Who Was Convicted of Fraud)

Elizabeth Holmes
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Birthdate: February 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Elizabeth Holmes is a former businesswoman who is credited with founding the now-defunct health technology company Theranos . It was later revealed that Elizabeth Holmes had deceived her investors with false claims. The rise and fall of her company inspired a book titled Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.

 34 
Ruth Handler
(Businesswoman)

Ruth Handler
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Birthdate: November 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: April 27, 2002

 35 
Gail Zappa
(Businesswomen)

Gail Zappa
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Birthdate: January 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 7, 2015

 36 
Denise Coates
(Chief executive officer, Businessperson)

Denise Coates
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Birthdate: September 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

 37 
Angela Ahrendts
(Businesswomen)

Angela Ahrendts
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Birthdate: June 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Palestine, Indiana, United States

 38 
Kristina Keneally
(Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Senate)

Kristina Keneally
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Birthdate: December 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

 39 
Emily Weiss
(Businessperson)

Emily Weiss
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Birthdate: March 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: America

 40 
Chanda Kochhar
(CEO of ICICI Bank)

Chanda Kochhar
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Birthdate: November 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jodhpur, India

 41 
Ho Ching
(Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings)

Ho Ching
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Birthdate: March 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore

 42 
Ursula Burns
(Former CEO of Xerox (2009 - 2016) and First Black Woman to be CEO of Fortune 500 Company)

Ursula Burns
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Birthdate: September 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Ursula Burns made history when she became the CEO of Xerox, becoming the first African-American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Raised by a working-class single mother, Burns grew up to graduate as a mechanical engineer. She has led the American STEM Education Coalition and served various corporate boards.

 43 
Judith Faulkner
(Businessperson)

Judith Faulkner
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Birthdate: 1943 AD
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

 44 
Ruzwana Bashir
(Businessperson)

Ruzwana Bashir
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Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skipton, United Kingdom

 45 
Marge Schott
(Businesswoman)

Marge Schott
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Birthdate: August 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: March 2, 2004

 46 
Sandra Lerner
(Businessperson)

Sandra Lerner
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Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: America

 47 
Lucy Peng
(Businessperson)

Lucy Peng
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Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Wanzhou, Chongqing, China

One of the 21 self-made women billionaires in China, Peng Lei worked as a teacher before co-founding Alibaba Group with her husband Sun Tongyu and Jack Ma. Later, she founded Alibaba’s affiliate, Ant Financial Services Group, operating one of the largest mobile and online payments platforms Alipay, quickly expanding her business worldwide and increasing the company valuation to $60 billion.

 48 
Rosalind Brewer
(Businesswoman)

Rosalind Brewer
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Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 49 
Irene Rosenfeld
(Business Woman)

Irene Rosenfeld
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Birthdate: May 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York

 50 
Roshni Nadar
(Businessperson)

Roshni Nadar
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Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: India