5 Top Female CEOs

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Becoming Chief Executive Officer for a Fortune 500 company is an extremely prestigious position. As the highest ranking officer, the CEO is ultimately responsible for the overall performance of the corporation. It is a high-risk, high-reward position. As of May 2012, only around 3.6% of Fortune 500 companies were run by women. More Fortune 500 companies continue to elect women CEOs to represent the organizations. Around 16% of American boards of directors hold women. Research by Catalyst, a nonprofit research organization advocating for women in business, found that between 2004 and 2008 Fortune 500 boards with the most amount of women outperformed return on sales by roughly 16% compared to companies with the least number of women.


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