Meet The Fortune 500’s Top Female CEOs

For decades there has been debate about the great Male / Female pay divide and more lately, scrutiny into the lack of representation of women in the boardroom – particularly in larger, more public organisations.

Whilst only 7.4% of the Fortune 500 is made up of Female CEOs, this is 1.4% up on 2018 – showing growth of almost 30%.

Admittedly a very US orientated study, we’ve taken the liberty of sharing with you the full names and bio’s of the top female Fortune 500 CEOs.

As you can see from the list below, there are 38 female CEOs in the Fortune 500, making up rankings 18 through to 493. 5 of the Women lead companies in the top 50, 9 of them in the top 100.

Fortune 500 companies led by female CEOs include: General Motors, Citigroup, Best Buy and Oracle.

Here is the list of Female CEOs of the Fortune 500, based on the magazine’s 2020 list.

Fortune 500 Female CEOs

CEOCompany2020 Fortune 500 ranking
1Mary BarraGeneral Motors18
2Gail Koziara BoudreauxAnthem Inc.29
3Jane FraserCitigroup31
4Carol ToméUnited Parcel Service43
5Corie BarryBest Buy75
6Safra A. CatzOracle Corporation82
7Phebe NovakovicGeneral Dynamics83
8Tricia GriffithProgressive Corporation86
9Kathy WardenNorthrop Grumman96
10Lynn GoodDuke Energy123
11Vicki HollubOccidental Petroleum148
12Heyward DoniganRite Aid150
13Cheryl MillerAutoNation154
14Michelle GassKohl’s165
15Margaret M. KeaneSynchrony Financial170
16Christine LeahyCDW178
17Sonia SyngalThe Gap, Inc.199
18Barbara RentlerRoss Stores202
19Anna ManningReinsurance Group of America225
20Beth FordLand O’Lakes232
21Deanna M. MulliganThe Guardian Life Insurance Company of America238
22Jill SoltauJCPenney286
23Kathryn V. MarinelloHertz Global Holdings326
24Penny PenningtonEdward Jones336
25Joey WatYum China361
26Teresa RasmussenThrivent Financial368
27Michele BuckThe Hershey Company398
28Mary LaschingerVeritiv Corporation412
29Kathleen MazzarellaGraybar Electric415
30Mary DillonUlta Beauty418
31Patti PoppeCMS Energy443
31Lisa SuAdvanced Micro Devices448
32Nazzic KeeneScience Applications International466
33Lori RyerkerkCelanese470
34Kristin PeckZoetis472
35Linda RendleClorox474
36Laura AlberWilliams-Sonoma, Inc.489
37Barbara R. SmithCommercial Metals491
38Jennifer M. JohnsonFranklin Resources493