Successful Women in 2015
1. YouTube – Susan Wojcicki
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin ran their first office out of Susan Wojcicki’s garage. Now YouTube CEO and a mum of 5, she’s vocal on work-life balance, family benefits for employees and paid maternity leave.
2. IBM – Ginni Rometty
The first woman to head up IBM, CEO and president Ms Rometty’s achievements have seen her named in Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 10 years running.
3. General Motors – Mary Barra
Cars aren’t just boys’ toys. CEO Mary Barra started at GM as a co-op student aged 18 and has risen up the ranks, before claiming top job.
4. EasyJet – Carolyn McCall
CEO McCall runs the show at EasyJet, and is one of just 6 female CEOs running FTSE 100 companies, 2015 becoming Most Admired Leader in Britain (Management Today).
5. British Beer and Pub Association – Brigid Simmonds
Having headed up the industry’s largest trade association for 7 years, she has oversight of 98% of UK brewing and half the country’s 54,000 pubs.
6. PepsiCo – Indra Nooyi
2nd in Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2015, Ms Nooyi has seen Pepsi’s global profit rise from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion in 9 years.