Women's Month: Top Business Women
Women have long been calling the shots at home, but even more are calling the shots at some of the top businesses around the world. From Silicon Valley titans to door-to-door sales All Stars, meet some of the most powerful ladies that run the business world.
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America’s most prominent TV personality and business mogul, Oprah Winfrey seems to have her hands in everything. She owns her own TV channel, production company and magazine, but this doesn’t stop her from giving back to the community by donating about $400 million to educational causes. She was also awarded the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in 2002 for her work in film and television.
An expert in the marketing field of technology, Muniz is president of a private, minority-owned company that offers mobile and website development for businesses, government companies and organizations. She is also the information guru for software companies in the D.C. area.
One of the youngest CEOs of a Fortune 500 company, Mayer is president of Yahoo. Prior to joining Yahoo, she was Google’s first female engineer and also held critical roles in various Google departments such as Google Images, Google Maps and Gmail. In 2009, she was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year.
She is the CEO and chairman of PepsiCo, the second largest beverage giant in the world, and Nooyi is widely praised for increasing company and shareholders revenue. She has also been the driving force behind several acquisitions that have included Gatorade, Tropicana and Quaker Oats Company and has been recognized as one of the most powerful and influential women in the world by several business magazines.
Once the longest-serving female CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Jung is now a senior advisor to Avon Products, the leading makeup and personal care manufacturer. She is also a member on the board of directors of General Electric and Apple.