Fortune was founded by the Time co-founder Henry Luce in the year 1929. It was a multinational business magazine which was published and owned by Time Inc and has its headquartered in New York City. The rival magazines of Fortune are Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek in the national business magazine category. It is best known for the Fortune 500, and a ranking will be given to the companies annually. Fortune releases the ranking lists since 1955. Recently they released the list of top CEO’s of major companies. The list is as follows

Mary T Barra: is the Chairwoman, Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Company. She was the first female of the major automobile maker. Barra was featured on the cover of Times “100 Most Influential People in the World”. She was held as the CEO of General Motors Company since 15th January 2014. She repeats and topped the magazine’s list of ‘Most Powerful Women’.

Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi: is a business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. It is her 10th year as CEO but shows no sign of slowing down. It is the second-largest food and beverage business by net revenue in the world. She constantly ranked among the list of most powerful women. Indra Nooyi ranked 13 in the list of among World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

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Marillyn A. Hewson: is President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman of Lockheed Martin. She solidifies the Lockheed Martin’s leadership in military defence technology. She was named to the ‘Top 50 Most Powerful Women’ list by Fortune magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Hewson was named as the 21 most powerful women in the world by Forbes.

Ginni Rometty: Virginia Maria Ginni Rometty is the American business executive and current Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM. She was the first women to head the company. Ginni Rometty held the positions of Senior Vice President & Group Executive Sales, Marketing and Strategy at IBM. She has been named for ’50 Most Powerful Women in Business’ for ten consecutive years.

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Abigail Johnson: Abigail Pierrepont Abby Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of US Investment Firm Fidelity Investments. She targeted the fresh generation of customers with digital tools. Johnson is also the Chairwoman of International Sister Company Fidelity International. Abigail Johnson constantly ranked in the most powerful women in the world list.

Sheryl Sandberg: Sheryl Kara Sandberg is an American Technology Executive, Activist, Author and Chief Operating Officer at Facebook. She was the founder of also known as Lean In Foundation. Sandberg was a Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. She has been named in the ‘100 most influential people in the world.

Meg Whitman: The highest profile tech separations in corporate history, HP split into HP Enterprise and HP Inc. Whitman is now Current President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as well as Chairwoman of HP Inc. She served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at eBay. Whitman was ranked 20th in Forbes List of ‘100 Most Powerful Women in the World’.

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Phebe Novakovic: is an American Businesswoman and the former CIA Officer, not only brought the defence contractor out of red but also posted the record profits of $3 billion in 2015. She is listed in the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in the world.

Irene Rosenfeld: is the CEO and Chairwomen of Mondelez International. Rosenfeld has been involved in the food and beverage industry for over 30 years. She was ranked multiple times as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world by Forbes.

Safra Catz: Who shuns the spotlight, with a major maintenance of Oracle Contracting process. She has been an executive at Oracle Enterprise as well as the board member. Safra Catz was a director of HSBC group from 2008 to 2015.


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