A woman who began her career as a floor clerk on the NYSE trading floor in 1996 will lead the 226-year-old organisation for the first time in its history.
Women in business
Margaret “Meg" Whitman is the CEO of NewTV, a Los Angeles media start-up founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg which plans to make Hollywood-style, short-form videos for mobile use. NewTV is part of Katzenberg’s WndrCo holding company, which was created in 2017 to invest in and develop s
Chew Gek Khim, is among the very few women in Singapore heading a public-listed company.
Gaia Gaja is one of the most influential Italian women in the wine industry worldwide and co-Owner at Gaja Winery And Gaja Family Wine Estates. The Gaja winery was founded in 1859 by Giovanni Gaja, Gaia's great-great-grandfather.
With an entrepreneurial journey across multiple companies Vani Kola, is one of the most powerful women in Indian business. She is the founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital, one of India’s leading early stage venture capital firms.
Teresa Barger is the CEO and Co-Founder of Washington, D.C.-based Cartica Capital. She launched Cartica in 2008 with three cofounders--Farida Khambata, Steven Quamme and Mike Lubrano (formerly executives of the International Finance Corporation).
Zhou Qunfei is a Chinese entrepreneur who founded Lens Technology, a company which supplies window glass for electronic devices. Zhou was born in 1970 into a poor family in Xiangxiang, Hunan province, China.
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is a Russian-born Swiss billionaire businesswoman, chairman of the Louis Dreyfus Group, a global merchant company that is involved in agriculture, food processing, international shipping, and finance.
Harriet Green is a British businesswoman who leads three IBM business divisions, the Internet of Things, Commerce and Education Businesses.