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

Indra Nooyi.
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Famous As: CEO of Pepsico
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

Meg Whitman.
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Famous As: CEO of NewTV
Birthdate: August 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huntington, New York
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

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

 4 Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki.
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Famous As: CEO of YouTube
Birthdate: July 6, 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 Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg.
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Famous As: COO of Facebook
Birthdate: August 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and has served as the VP of global sales and operations at Google. She also founded LeanIn.Org and was the first woman to be on the board of Facebook. Named to Time 100, she has also written books and owns a charitable foundation.

 6 Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson.
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Famous As: CEO of Fidelity Investments
Birthdate: December 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 7 Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: April 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Diego, California San Diego, California, U.S.
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 8 Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vail, Colorado, USA

 9 Cindy McCain

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

 10 Whitney Wolfe Herd

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

 11 Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn Hewson.
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Famous As: CEO of Lockheed Martin
Birthdate: December 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States

 12 Angela Rye

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

 13 Mitzi Shore

Mitzi Shore
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Famous As: CEOs
Birthdate: July 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Menominee, Michigan, United States
Died: April 11, 2018

 14 Cedella Marley

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

 15 Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer.
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Famous As: Former President & CEO OF Yahoo!
Birthdate: May 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

 16 Safra A. Catz

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

 17 Ginni Rometty

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Famous As: Businesswomen
Birthdate: July 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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.

 18 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
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Famous As: Business woman
Birthdate: March 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bangalore, Mysore State, India

Biocon founder and chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a self-made billionaire entrepreneur who made it to Forbes’s Power Women 2020 list. Though she initially wished to be a brewer like her father, she later drifted to the biochemical industry. Apart from revolutionizing the Indian biopharma market, she also heads a charitable organization.

 19 Rebekah Brooks

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

 20 Donna Rice

Donna Rice.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 21 Lisa Su

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
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.

 22 Chanda Kochhar

Chanda Kochhar.
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Famous As: CEO of ICICI Bank
Birthdate: November 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jodhpur, India

 23 Gail Zappa

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

 24 Catalina Sandino Moreno

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

 25 Marie-Chantal Claire

Marie-Chantal Claire
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Famous As: Crown Princess of Greece
Birthdate: September 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Marie-Chantal Claire is the wife of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece. Her parents-in-law are Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark. Her husband is the heir apparent to the now-defunct throne of Greece. The daughter of a prominent businessman, she married Pavlos in 1995. She is the founder of Marie-Chantal, an international childrenswear brand. 

 26 Shoshanna Lonstein

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

 27 Zhang Xin

Zhang Xin
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Famous As: chief executive officer, entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beijing

 28 Carole Baskin

Carole Baskin.
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Famous As: Big-Cat Rights Activist
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.

 29 Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes
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Famous As: Business Woman
Birthdate: February 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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.

 30 Angela Ahrendts

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

 31 Ruth Handler

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

 32 Lisa Frank

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

 33 Emily Weiss

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: March 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: America

 34 Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: September 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York

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.

 35 Ruzwana Bashir

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skipton, United Kingdom

 36 Judith Faulkner

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: 1943 AD
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

 37 Roshni Nadar

Roshni Nadar
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: India

 38 Sandra Lerner

Sandra Lerner
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: America

 39 Marge Schott

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

 40 Irene Rosenfeld

Irene Rosenfeld
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Famous As: Business Woman
Birthdate: May 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York

 41 Lucy Peng

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Famous As: Businessperson
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.

 42 Miroslava Duma

Miroslava Duma
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
Birthdate: March 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Surgut, Russia

 43 Rosalind Brewer

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

 44 Jacqueline Gold

Jacqueline Gold
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Famous As: Business Women
Birthdate: July 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England, UK

Jacqueline Gold is a British businesswoman estimated to be the 16th richest woman in Great Britain. She is the chief executive of Gold Group International, Ann Summers, and Knickerbox. The daughter of businessman David Gold, she began her career working under her father. Within years, she became an established businessperson in her own right. 

 45 Eileen Ford

Eileen Ford
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Famous As: Businesswoman & Model
Birthdate: March 25, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Great Neck, New York, United States
Died: July 9, 2014

 46 Andrea Jung

Andrea Jung
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Famous As: CEO
Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 47 Jennifer Hyman

Jennifer Hyman
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Famous As: CEO of Rent the Runway
Birthdate: August 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States

 48 Sue Nabi

Sue Nabi
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Famous As: CEO of Coty
Birthdate: February 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

 49 Mary Wells Lawrence

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Famous As: Executive
Birthdate: May 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States

 50 Thérèse Rein

Thérèse Rein
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia