10 Companies with Strong Senior Women Leaders

Strong women in leadership works! Get inspired by these 10 women fulfilling their leadership roles in corporate companies and share your thoughts.

If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman” by Margaret Thatcher.

Over the century’s women have been considered better leaders than men due to empathy. It has been proven that there is a difference between men and women thought process, that doesn’t mean men are smarter than women. After all the research the majority leadership positions are filled with men. Due to #MeToo movement and such other activities, women have started acquiring their rightful position in the office.

According to Forbes, Out of 500 fortune companies, only 10.97% of companies are headed by women in the industry. There are only 22 female Presidents or Prime Minister in the world and about a dozen executives at the helm of Fortune 500 Companies. When a company has to take a decision they have to consider both, the customer as well as the employee. Having a senior female leader leads to less gender discrimination in Promotion, Appraisal, Project Distribution, and Retention. This opens the gate of the company for more intellectual and qualified people. A strong female presence also benefits the workplace as she has a command over her language, Control over every employee and understands the situation of an individual, which boost the energy of the workplace environment resulting in fruitful revenue.

Here are the 10 women who have gifted their company generation of progress,

Marne Levine at Facebook

Marne Levine is also known as “Trash Queen” when she did a project on waste Management at Harvard University. She joined Facebook as Vice President in the year 2010 and later became the first COO of Instagram in 2014. Marne helped Instagram grow from 300 million to 1 billion and a team of 100 to more than 1000 employees. She also opened offices all over the world. She has been remarkable with her skills and ideas.

Jennifer Fleiss at Rent the Runway

Jennifer Fleiss is the Co-founder of Rent the Runway and as of 2018, she is the head of Jetblack, a firm operating within Walmart’s startup incubator. She manages the Growth and long term strategic planning of the business, which also includes the partnership and sponsorship sales. She has been giving her contribution to the Companies wide infrastructure, Project planning, and key logistic decisions.

Angela Braly at Wellpoint

Angela Braly is the Chairman, President, and CEO of WellPoint. After Braly joining in 2007, they experience healthy growth with revenue approaching $60 billion, and the employees around 37,500 people. Her focus was always to create the best Healthcare value by making it more affordable, providing access and guidance to the right care and healthy living.

Indra Nooyi at PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi the CEO of PepsiCo. She joined the company in 1994 and was named CFO. After she became the President in 2001, the revenue has seen a rise of 72%. She was blessed with the ability to restructure the company which resulted in double profits. She was named the world’s fourth most powerful woman by Forbes in 2011

Ursula Burns at Xerox 

Ursula Burns is the first ever African-American woman to become the CEO and take such a position in the Fortune 500 Company. She has prevented the company from filing bankruptcy in 2001 and made it a sustainable and profitable company, with employee strength of 77,000.

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Irene Rosenfeld at Kraft

Irene Rosenfeld is the CEO of Kraft, the world’s second-largest food company. She has been a leading voice in the industry for over a decade. She has raised the bar of Kraft company and helped them acquire other big brands, such as Cadbury for more than 10 billion pounds. She has been tenth ranked as the most powerful women list of Forbes in 2011.

Sally Grimes at Tyson Foods

Sally Grimes is a Group President at Tyson Foods. She has been responsible for nearly $10 billion of the company’s $40 billion business. She looks after a team with more than 20,000 employees as well as the rapid growth of the company, innovation, insight and foodservice. She has been named as the most powerful women to watch list of Forbes in 2018.

Barbara Humpton at Siemens 

Barbara Humpton is the CEO of Siemens USA. She has been guiding the strategy and engagement of the company. She has been serving the largest market in the world, with more than 50,000 employees and over $23 billion in revenues and $5 billion in the annual report.

Janet Foutty at Deloitte 

Janet Foutty is the chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting. As CEO of Deloitte, she has to lead a business of $9 Billion compromised of over 45,000 professionals. She has been helping Fortune 500 companies and Government agencies, turn the complex situation into profit-making opportunities.

Dhivya Suryadevara at General Motors

Dhivya Suryadevara is the first Female CFO in the 110-year history of automakers, which makes General Motors one of only two Fortune 500 companies to have CEO and CFO as women. Dhivya Suryadevara has been experienced and has several leadership skills which are proved by the results delivered by her over the years.

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I am Aliya Sayed, Working as a Content Writer for Women Freelancer  – A platform for hiring Freelance women who want to work from home. Over the past 1 Year, apart from working 9-5, people know me as a Blogger. I have worked as a Fashion Blogger and at later stage pushed myself to Food Blogging. I am addicted to Poetry, Short stories, and Sitcoms. I write Sensitive Topics, Articles, Blogs, and Website Content. I am spreading my pen in the sector of technical writing and poetry.

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