10 Most Powerful Businesswomen of 2020
Women, since historical times, have been downplayed by men. They were completely dependent on men for subsistence and their tasks were limited to cleaning, cooking, washing, caring for husbands, and raising their children.
Although in many places women are still treated as inferior beings, in general terms, women have gained ground in politics, in society, in the world of work, and business.
They have shown that they have the same rights and capabilities as men. Also, they are worthy of praise and admiration, because unlike most men, they are not dedicated to one thing, but are multifunctional.
It is scientifically proven that a woman uses her brain to store, analyze, and process information faster than men. And at the same time, they are empathetic, sensitive, and more open people.
Currently, it is almost impossible to talk about passive women. On the contrary, today's women do thousands of things, tend to the house, work, undertake, and become role models for all.
An example of this is the successful women in the technology, energy, defense, and automobile industries that we will mention in the following list.
1 Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture
This woman, since January 2015, is the CEO of Accenture's North America, a multinational professional service company. Sweet, 51, one of the Fortune "most powerful women in the world", is not afraid to get naked. Indeed, transparency is one of the important values for a leader in her opinion.
Sweet has a bachelor's degree from Claremont McKenna College. She was the first woman to take that position at Accenture.
- Mary Barra
Mary Barra, since January 2014 has assumed her role as CEO of General Motors, an American automobile, truck, and motor company. She is the first CEO of the most important automotive firm.
She started working at General Motors when she was just 18 years old, where she worked in the administrative and engineering areas. In 2004, she was featured on Forbes magazine's list of the most powerful women in the world.
- Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson is a well known American entrepreneur and investor. She is President and CEO of FMR, a US company specializing in asset management and pension funds.
In 1988, she joined FMR as an analyst and portfolio manager. Since 1977 she has worked in all departments of the company.
She is the granddaughter of the founder of the company, Edward C. Johnson II.
There is no doubt that women have played a super important role in the evolution of many companies around the world. Talent and female leadership contribute to the unmatched increase in profits.
- Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem
Gail, of American descent, since 2017 has become the CEO of Anthem, the second-largest American company. She is considered one of the 100 most influential women by Forbes magazine.
- Carol Tomé, CEO, UPS
She is one of the board of directors and CEO of the United Parsel Service. Carol has been twice on the Forbes list and She joined the company in 2003, and since then, she has been in various jobs.
- Jane Fraser, CEO of Global Consumer Banking; President, Citi
Jane Fraser is named as CEO of Consumer Banking and president of Citigroup in 2019. She was in the first one on the Forbes list to hold the position in two consecutive years.
- Ruth Porat, SVP and CFO, Google, Alphabet
Ruth is the CFO of the Alphabet since 2015. Previously, since 2010, she was CFO and executive VP of Morgan Stanley till May 2015. The 62-year-old has already had a steep career on the Forbes list: she was 19th most powerful women in 2019 and is numbered on this year's list seven.
- Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
She is number two in the Facebook empire: As Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for business alongside Mark Zuckerberg. Before joining the social network, she worked at Google, the World Bank, and the US Treasury Department. Sandberg deals a lot with the role of women in modern society and sees herself as a pioneer. Her book on women and careers, "Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead", was published in March.
- Corie Barry, CEO, Best Buy
Mary Barra has been CEO of General Motors since 2019, making her the youngest female CEO on this list.
- Judith McKenna, President and CEO, Walmart International, Walmart
Since 2018, Judith is President and CEO of Walmart and before that, she has served Walmart U.S. as COO and Executive VP and during that time, she operates 4,600 stores in U.S. Today she is on the list of the tenth most powerful woman in the world.
Being an entrepreneur and businesswoman presents challenges and obstacles, but in the end, this is what motivates them to become successful women and the richest entrepreneurs in the world.