Women CEOs

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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.
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Indra Nooyi
(Former Chairperson & 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.

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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.
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Mary Barra
(Business woman)
Mary Barra
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Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, US
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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.
 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.

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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.

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Randi Zuckerberg
(Businesswoman, Former Director of Market Development and Sister of Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg)
Randi Zuckerberg
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Birthdate: February 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westchester County, New York, United States
Entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg has been the director of market development and spokesperson for her brother Mark Zuckerberg’s company Facebook. She has also been a Forbes on Fox panelist. She has founded Zuckerberg Media, authored books, and created the animated series Dot. She advocates against internet anonymity to prevent cyber-bullying.
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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 
Abigail Johnson
(CEO of Fidelity Investments)
Abigail Johnson
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Birthdate: December 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, 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.
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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.
 12 
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
 13 
Tory Burch
(Fashion Designer)
Tory Burch
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Birthdate: June 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, United States
 14 
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.

 15 
Cindy McCain
(Businesswoman)
Cindy McCain
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Birthdate: May 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
 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 
Cathie Wood
(Investor, Ceo)
Cathie Wood
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Birthdate: November 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 18 
Safra A. Catz
(Businessperson)
Safra A. Catz
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Birthdate: December 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Holon, Israel
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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.
 20 
Lynsi Snyder
(Businesswoman)
Lynsi Snyder
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Birthdate: May 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glendora, California, United States
 21 
Julia Haart
(CEO of Elite World Group)
Julia Haart
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Birthdate: April 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 22 
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.

 23 
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.

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

The daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley and his singer wife Rita Marley, Cedella Marley dons many hats. She is not just a singer but is also a successful fashion designer, an author, and an entrepreneur. She began her singing career with The Melody Makers and now heads her father’s record label.

 25 
Arianna Huffington
(Co-Founder of 'The Huffington Post' and the Founder & CEO of 'Thrive Global')
Arianna Huffington
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Birthdate: July 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author, businesswoman, and syndicated columnist. She is credited with co-founding the popular news aggregator and blog, The Huffington Post. She is also the founder of Thrive Global, for which she also serves as the CEO. She has been featured on lists, such as Time magazine's 100 most influential people and Forbes magazine's Most Powerful Women.

Catalina Sandino Moreno
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Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bogota, Colombia
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Shoshanna Lonstein
(Fashion designer)
Shoshanna Lonstein
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Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 28 
Lisa Frank
(Businesswoman)
Lisa Frank
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Birthdate: April 21, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
 29 
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
 30 
Melanie Perkins
(Chief executive officer)
Melanie Perkins
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Birthdate: 1987 AD
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
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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.

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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.

 33 
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
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Zhang Xin
(chief executive officer, entrepreneur)
Zhang Xin
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Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing
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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
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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
 37 
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
 38 
Angela Ahrendts
(Businesswomen)
Angela Ahrendts
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Birthdate: June 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Palestine, Indiana, United States
 39 
Emily Weiss
(Businessperson)
Emily Weiss
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Birthdate: March 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: America
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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
(Businesswoman, Philanthropist and Wife of Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore)
Ho Ching
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Birthdate: March 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore

Ho Ching is a Singaporean businesswoman and the current director of Temasek Trust. She is married to Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore. In 2014, she was inducted into the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame. In 2020, Ho Ching was named in the world's most powerful women list by Forbes magazine.

 42 
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
 43 
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.

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Marge Schott
(Businesswoman)
Marge Schott
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Birthdate: August 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: March 2, 2004
 45 
Ruzwana Bashir
(Businessperson)
Ruzwana Bashir
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Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skipton, United Kingdom
 46 
Sandra Lerner
(Businessperson)
Sandra Lerner
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Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: America
 47 
Judith Faulkner
(Businessperson)
Judith Faulkner
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Birthdate: 1943 AD
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
 48 
Peng Lei
(Chinese Businesswoman Who was the Co-founder & CEO of 'Ant Financial')
Peng Lei
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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.

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Rosalind Brewer
(Businesswoman)
Rosalind Brewer
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Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 50 
Irene Rosenfeld
(Business Woman)
Irene Rosenfeld
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Birthdate: May 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York