New Delhi: Recently, General Motors named Mary Barra as its new chief executive, making her the first woman to lead a major car manufacturing company in the United States. The 51-year-old — who previously served as Senior Vice-President for global product development — has spent 33 years at GM in a variety of manufacturing, engineering, and management positions, beginning as a student intern in 1980.
Certainly, the role of women is increasing at the global level. Not doubt, being a female, chief executive officer, in a business world dominated by men, is challenging, as they often have greater scrutiny placed on them. Female CEOs serve as role models to career women starting out in the corporate world. And how they handle multiple responsibilities is compelling for corporate climbers.
Read on to find out 23 female CEOs running the Fortune 500 companies: