Most powerful women in Europe, Middle East and Africa

They got the power!

  1. Ana Botín – Executive Chairman (Banco Santander)
  2. Alison Cooper – CEO (Imperial Tobacco)
  3. Annika Falkengren – President and CEO (SEB Group)
  4. Güler Sabancı – Chairman and Managing Director (Sabancı Holding)
  5. Ornella Barra – President and CEO of Global Wholesale and International Retail, EVP (Walgreens Boots Alliance)
  6. Patricia Barbizet – CEO and Chairman, Christie’s International; CEO, Artémis (Groupe Artémis)
  7. Carolyn McCall – CEO (EasyJet)
  8. Véronique Laury – CEO (Kingfisher)
  9. Moya Greene – CEO (Royal Mail)
  10. Dominique Senequier – President (Ardian)
  11. Maria Ramos – Group CEO (Barclays Africa)
  12. Dominique Leroy – CEO (Proximus)
  13. Nancy McKinstry – Chairman and CEO (Wolters Kluwer)
  14. Shelley Broader – CEO and President, EMEA (Walmart)
  15. Serpil Timuray – Regional CEO, AMAP (Vodafone)
  16. Lubna Olayan – Deputy Chairperson and CEO (Olayan Financing)
  17. Elizabeth Corley – Global CEO (Allianz Global Investors)
  18. Isabelle Ealet – Global Co-Head of Securities (Goldman Sachs)
  19. Isabelle Kocher – Deputy CEO and COO (Engie)
  20. Pascale Witz – Executive Vice President, Global Divisions and Strategic Development (Sanofi)
  21. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus – Chairperson of Supervisory Board (Louis Dreyfus Holding)
  22. Marina Berlusconi – Chairman, Mondadori Group; Executive Chairman, Fininvest (Fininvest Group)
  23. Rakefet Russak-Aminoach – CEO and President (Leumi Group)
  24. Emma Walmsley – CEO, GSK Consumer Healthcare (GSK)
  25. Ann Cairns – President, International Markets (MasterCard)

Source: Fortune

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The most powerful women in USA

Girl power!

  1. Mary Barra – CEO (General Motors)
  2. Indra Nooyi – CEO and Chairman (PepsiCo)
  3. Ginni Rometty – CEO, Chairman, and President (IBM)
  4. Marillyn Hewson – CEO, Chairman, and President (Lockheed Martin)
  5. Ellen Kullman – CEO and Chairman (DuPont)
  6. Abigail Johnson – CEO and President (Fidelity Investments)
  7. Meg Whitman – CEO, Chairman, and President (Hewlett-Packard)
  8. Sheryl Sandberg – COO (Facebook)
  9. Irene Rosenfeld – CEO and Chairman (Mondelez International)
  10. Phebe Novakovic – CEO and Chairman (General Dynamics)
  11. Carol Meyrowitz – CEO and Chairman (TJX Companies)
  12. Safra Catz – Co-CEO (Oracle)
  13. Lynn Good – CEO and President (Duke Energy)
  14. Helena Foulkes – President, CVS/pharmacy; EVP (CVS Health)
  15. Rosalind Brewer – CEO and President, Sam’s Club (Walmart)
  16. Angela Ahrendts – SVP, Retail and Online Stores (Apple)
  17. Ursula Burns – CEO and Chairman (Xerox)
  18. Marissa Mayer – CEO and President (Yahoo)
  19. Susan Wojcicki – CEO, YouTube (Google)
  20. Pam Nicholson – CEO and President (Enterprise Holdings)
  21. Cathy Engelbert – CEO (Deloitte LLP)
  22. Heather Bresch – CEO (Mylan)
  23. Debra Reed – CEO and Chairman (Sempra Energy)
  24. Denise Morrison – CEO and President (Campbell Soup)
  25. Susan Cameron – CEO and President (Reynolds American)
  26. Ruth Porat – SVP and CFO (Google and Alphabet)
  27. Carrie Tolstedt – Senior EVP of Community Banking (Wells Fargo)
  28. Sandra Peterson – Group Worldwide Chairman (Johnson & Johnson)
  29. Mary Erdoes – CEO, J.P. Morgan Chase Asset Management (J.P. Morgan Chase)
  30. Judith McKenna – EVP and COO, Walmart U.S. (Walmart)
  31. Marianne Lake – CFO (J.P. Morgan Chase)
  32. Kathleen Murphy – President, Personal Investing (Fidelity Investments)
  33. Margaret Keane – CEO and President (Synchrony Financial)
  34. Barbara Rentler – CEO (Ross Stores)
  35. Bridget Van Kralingen – SVP, IBM Global Business Services (IBM)
  36. Carolyn Tastad – Group President, North America (Procter & Gamble)
  37. Ann-Marie Campbell – President, Southern Division (Home Depot)
  38. Michelle Gloeckler – EVP, Consumables and Health and Wellness; U.S. Manufacturing Lead (Walmart)
  39. Shari Ballard – President of U.S. Retail and Chief Human Resources Officer (Best Buy)
  40. Crystal Hanlon – President, Northern Division (Home Depot)
  41. Jane Fraser – CEO of Citigroup Latin America (Citigroup)
  42. Kathleen Kennedy – President, Lucasfilm (Walt Disney)
  43. Diane Bryant – SVP and General Manager, Data Center Group (Intel)
  44. Lynne Doughtie – CEO and Chairman (KPMG U.S.)
  45. Ilene Gordon – CEO, Chairman, and President (Ingredion)
  46. Debra Crew – President and Chief Commercial Officer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco (Reynolds American)
  47. Kim Lubel – CEO, Chairman, and President (CST Brands)
  48. Beth Mooney – CEO and Chairman (KeyCorp)
  49. Sheri S. McCoy – CEO (Avon Products)
  50. Beth Comstock – Vice Chair (General Electric)

Source: Fortune

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5 brilliant female coders who made history!

Women that changed the tech world

The daughter of British poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a Victorian mathematician. She worked with Charles Babbage on his calculating machines – he called her the “enchantress of numbers”.

 Joan Clarke worked alongside Alan Turing at Bletchley Park – the British codebreaking centre during World War Two.

• Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton was director of software engineering for the project that wrote the code for the Apollo Guide Computer (AGC).

Rear Admiral Dr Grace Murray Hopper pioneered the development of accessible computer programming languages written in English.

A group of six young women (Kay McNulty, Betty Jennings, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Fran Bilas and Ruth Lichterman) who developed the first all-electronic, programmable computer as part of the US Army’s World War Two effort. When the ENIAC was first unveiled, the women received no recognition.

Photo by Benjamin Child