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There Are Now More Female Fortune 500 CEOs Than Ever

Mary Barra
Mark Lennihan—AP Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors watches the introduction of new Chevrolet cars at the New York International Auto Show, in New York City, April 15, 2014.

But women only make up 4.8% of the list

There are now 24 female CEOs on the Fortune 500 list, the most in the history of the annual ranking.

The most prominent addition to the list is Mary Barra, who became the first female executive of a major automotive company when she was appointed CEO of General Motors earlier this year. Marissa Meyer, chief executive of Yahoo, did not make the cut — the tech company is not part of the Fortune 500 for the first time in nine years.

Unfortunately, even though there are more women than ever heading up large companies, they still only make up 4.8% of the list. Here’s all the women who made the cut:

1. Mary Barra – General Motors

2. Margaret Whitman – Hewlett-Packard

3. Virginia Rometty – International Business Machines

4. Patricia Woertz – Archer Daniels Midland

5. Indra Nooyi – Pepsi Co

6. Marillyn Hewson – Lockheed Martin

7. Ellen Kullman – DuPont

8. Irene Rosenfeld – Mondelez International

9. Phebe Novakovic – General Dynamics

10. Carol Meyrowitz – TJX

11 Lynn Good – Duke Energy

12. Ursula Burns – Xerox

13. Deanna Mulligan – Guardian Line Ins. Co. of America

14. Kimberly Bowers – CST Brands

15. Debra Reed – Sempra Energy

16. Barbara Rentler – Ross Stores

17. Sherylin McCoy – Avon Products

18. Denise Morrison – Campbell Soup

19. Susan Cameron – Reynolds American

20. Heather Bresch – Mylan

21. Ilene Gordon – Ingredion

22. Jacqueline Himan – CH2M Hill

23. Kathleen Mazzarella – Graybar Electric

24. Gracia Martore – Gannett




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