Everyone knows that there was a time when women expected to only stay at home. In fact, the role that they were assigned was to just look after their husband once they are married, do household chores and produce kids. However, this has now undergone massive change. Though it is sad that this change has not come about in every state and city and there are still certain parts in different nations where women as seen as burden, the new phase is remarkable. In a time when you are always pressurized into marrying early, read ahead to know about top women CEOs of the world who challenged every norm that was imposed on them and are now leaders.
- Irene Rosenfeld: This is the chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods. For those who have been living under a rock and do not know about this company, it is actually the second largest food company in the world at present. Irene Rosenfeld took over the reins of the company in 2006 and since then, there has been no looking back. In fact, even before Kraft Foods, she was the CEO of Frito Lay. It is remarkable how she has been able to put her qualifications to use and ruling the corporate world.
- Indra Nooyi: It is known all over the globe that India is indeed one of those nations where the birth of a girl child has also been mourned over. There are umpteen number of cases where the basic safety of women is questioned and the authorities have no answer. Well, making the country proud is Indra Nooyi who is the chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. In fact, you can very well understand her power because at one point, she has been named as the fourth most powerful woman in the world by the Forbes magazine.
- Ellen Kullman: She is the chairman and CEO of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Her growth is nothing less than an inspiration story to all the women out there in the world who feel that they will never be able to achieve success. She first joined the company as a mere marketing manager. However, it was her dedication and will to excel that she was made the president later and finally the CEO in 2009. She has also been a pivot in ensuring that the company excels and diversifies into new arenas which will help make immense profits.
- Angela Braly: You must surely read about her if you are someone who feels that women who have children to look after cannot work in the corporate world. She is the mother of 3 and is still the chairman, president and CEO of Well Point. Also known as BlueCross, this is a company in the healthcare sector which has left no stone unturned to healthy living affordable for even the lowest rung of the society. BlueCross has thus been able to meet the needs of the masses and also seen a major increase in its net worth.