January 2014 – Present
Barra is the first female CEO of a major global automaker. On December 10, 2013, GM named her to succeed Dan Akerson as Chief Executive Officer, and prior to that, Barra served as the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors. She has named the Chevrolet Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird as her favorite cars.
TJX Companies Inc
January 2007 – Present
Meyrowitz Chief Executive Officer of TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer in the United States. Meyrowitz joined TJX Companies in 1983. In 2001, she became Executive Vice President of the company, as well as the President of Marmaxx, the largest division of the company. She rose to Senior Executive Vice President in March 2004. Meyrowitz became president on October 17, 2005; she became a member of the board of directors in 2006.
January 2012 - Present
Prior to becoming president and CEO in January 2012 she held the positions of Senior Vice President and Group Executive for Sales, Marketing, and Strategy at IBM. She has been named to Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" for eight consecutive years, ranking #1 for 2012, and she was ranked #15 on Forbes magazine's "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" for the same year. She was also named to the Time 100 in 2012.
September 2011 - Present
Whitman served as an executive in The Walt Disney Company in the 1980s. In the 1990s, she served as an executive for DreamWorks, Procter & Gamble, and Hasbro. Whitman also served as president and CEO of eBay from 1998 to 2008. During her 10 years with the company, she oversaw its expansion from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue.
October 2006 - Present
PepsiCo is the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue. Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001. Nooyi has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCo's restructuring, including the 1997 divestiture of its restaurants into Tricon, now known as Yum! Brands. In 2013, she was ranked 10th in the list of Forbes World's 100 most powerful women.
January 2013 – Present
Appointed CEO this January to lead the world's No. 5 (excluding China) and nation's oldest military contractor, Novakovic is a former CIA officer and senior Pentagon official. She graduated from Smith College in and received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1988.
January 2009 – Present
Kullman is a former director of General Motors. She studied mechanical engineering at Tufts University where she received her bachelor's degree in 1978. In 1983 she received a master's degree in management from Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University. Forbes ranked her 4th of the 100 Most Powerful Women in 2011.
Lockheed Martin Corp
April 2013 – Present
Hewson joined Lockheed Martin in 1983. She has held a variety of increasingly responsible executive positions with the company, including President & Chief Operating Officer, & Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Systems business area. In 2012 she was elected to Lockheed Martin’s Board of Directors. In 2010, 2011, & 2012 she was named by Fortune magazine as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
April 2006- Present
Woertz has served as the President and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland since 2007. Formerly, she was Executive Vice President of the Chevron Corporation, where she spent 29 years and served as its Executive Vice President of Global Downstream. As CEO of ADM, in 2010, she was ranked the 3rd most powerful woman by Fortune magazine.