The rise of female CEOs In 1972, Katharine Graham made history as the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company when she assumed leadership of The Washington Post.
CVS Health is the largest company, by leaps and bounds, to be led by a female CEO, Karen Lynch the secondhighestranking business led by a woman is Mary Barras General Motors.
This achievement is undoubtedly worth celebrating, but experts emphasize that it should not be seen as the final destination.
The aim is for the representation of female CEOs to continue growing, exceeding the current figures.
- Top Female CEOs of Americas largest public companies (2023 List)