Gloria Tesch provides this Guest Post on the Top 5 Women she believes are Leading the global business. Her inspiration is largely from “Seven Secrets of Successful Women: Success Strategies of the Women Who Have Made It – And How You Can Follow Their Lead” by Donna Brooks and Lynn Brooks and published by McGraw Hill Professional, in March 1999.
So we’ll hand over to her…
In the current time, a woman is performing so many roles in her life whether it is a role of a business woman or a role of an emerging super-mom. Women are leading almost every field either engineering, medical, arts, business or even going to the space! In both developing as well as developed nations, women’s influential power widens well ahead the traditional responsibilities of family and education to administration, business, and the environment.
Don’t you think it is essential for us, women, to have knowledge about the top businesswomen who have raised the glory of corporate world with their spirit and talent in a very short time? Let’s have a look at the top five women dominating the large-scale business.
Ginni RomettyImagine a veteran business woman, who has taken a new role in Oct. 1 in the IBM, supervised $3.5 billion PwC Consulting acquisition that instigated IBM in the services business. Amazed? Ginni Rometty, 55-year old, is the first female leader and ninth CEO of IBM who has determined to kick in transformational changes or strengthening revenue after years of supporting profit more than top-line growth. After completing her graduation in 1979 from Northwestern University in computer science and electrical engineering, she took an internship with General Motors institute in Detroit. As a system engineer, she joined IBM in 1981. For regular eight years, she has been recorded her name to fortune magazine’s in the list of “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” Her rank was 7th in Forbes magazine last year, which has uplifted into 1st on this year.
Indra NooyiIndra Nooyi is an American-Indian woman, who is the current CEO and Chairperson of the second largest food & beverage business in the world. Superstar CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi returned $5.6 billion to Pepsi shareholders and grew net revenue 14% to $66 billion. Did you know that this genius lady worked midnight to 5 A.M. to earn money while getting her masters at Yale? Moreover, this influential business woman has recorded her name in the Forbes list of world’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ in 2008 and 2009. Guess what guys, the female business elite has unbeaten the market budget for core brands by $500 to $600 million, or 15% and cut 3% of PepsiCo’s worldwide staff to reduce costs.
Meg WhitmanMeg Whitman is an amazing woman, who tops almost every single power list of the world with her excellent business skills. After all, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the top gun of HP, right? She is the President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who refurbished the former fame of this tech company. In 2011, the profit rate and the stock of the company dropped by 19%. But, the annual sales of HP have reached up to $127 billion, which proves the power of Meg Whiteman. She also wrote a book “The Power of Many,” in which she lays out ten rules of thumb to climb the ladder of success without any ethical compromise.
Irene RosenfeldForbes magazine recently ranked Irene Rosenfeld, the Chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods, fourth on its most powerful businesswomen list. She has been busy arranging a planned division of Kraft’s North American grocery business and its global snacks business into two autonomous companies on Oct. 1. With her clear, determined and consistent thinking and planning she challenged Buffett on business and proved herself right beyond guarded. Rosenfeld is the public persona who leads the $35 billion Mondelez International, Snacks Company, with brands like Oreo, Ritz, and Tang, where she predicted considerable development.
Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman is a 56-year old foremost and the key supporting woman to lead the 210-year-old DuPont. Since, she took charge of DuPont as Chair of the board and CEO in Wilmington in 2009, DuPont has returned 141% contrasted with 67% for the S&P 500. With her insightful knowledge, she has won market-driven skill for driving novelty across the company’s dealings. Forbes magazine has ranked her fifth of the 100 Most Powerful Women in 2012. She has been a director of general motors’ in prior becoming the chair of DuPont.
At first glance, the amazing success of these business tycoons seems like a stroke of luck, but these women have done an incredible amount of work to benefit from their luck. Of course, it may still be difficult for a woman to lead in business, but these women have proved that it is not impossible and a growing truth.
Gloria Tesch is a financial advisor and a passionate blogger