List of female top executives

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The world average of female top executives is 8 percent. Thailand has the highest proportion of female CEOs in the world, with 30 percent of companies employing female CEOs, followed by the People's Republic of China, with 19 percent.[1] In the European Union the figure is 9 percent and in the United States it's 5 percent.[1] Only 14.2% of the top five leadership positions at the companies in the S&P 500 are held by women, according to a recent CNNMoney analysis,[2] out of those 500 companies, there are only 24 female CEOs.

Female CEOs[edit]

A number of women have risen to become top executives of major corporations. Below is an incomplete list of such women.


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  2. ^ Egan, Matt (2015-03-24). "Why only 14% of top execs are women". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  3. ^ "Kathy Ireland-Backed Level Brands to Go Public". 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2017-08-15.