Fortune has just announced the 2020 edition of its Most Powerful Women in Business list, which includes 16 FORTUNE 500 CEOs, and the return of Jane Fraser, who in February 2021 will become the first woman to head a major U.S. bank.
Fortune has used the same four criteria to rank the Most Powerful Women list since its advent in 1998: the size and importance of each woman's business in the global economy; the health and direction of the business; the arc of her career; and her social and cultural influence. Now, to account for this moment of crisis and uncertainty, as well as positive change, the list also considers how the executives wield their power, and whether they are using their influence to shape their companies and the wider world for the better
The top 10 of fortune's 50 most powerful women 2020: US
- Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture
- Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors
- Abigail Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Fidelity Investments
- Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem
- Carol Tomé, CEO, UPS
- Jane Fraser, CEO of Global Consumer Banking; President, Citi
- Ruth Porat, SVP and CFO, Google, Alphabet
- Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
- Corie Barry, CEO, Best Buy
- Judith McKenna, President and CEO, Walmart International, Walmart
The top 10 of Fortune's 50 most powerful women 2020: International
- Emma Walmsley, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline, U.K.
- Jessica Tan, Co-CEO and Executive Director, Ping An Group, China
- Ana Botín, Executive Chairman, Banco Santander, Spain
- Helena Helmersson, CEO, H&M Group, Sweden
- Dong Mingzhu, Chairwoman and President, Gree Electric Appliances, China
- Amanda Blanc, CEO, Aviva, U.K.
- Martina Merz, CEO, Thyssenkrupp, Germany
- Alison Rose, CEO, NatWest Group, U.K.
- Shemara Wikramanayake, CEO and Managing Director, Macquarie Group, Australia
- Belén Garijo, Deputy CEO; Vice Chair of the Executive Board; CEO, Healthcare; CEO Designate, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Fortune list of most powerful women also suggested that while women remain vastly under-represented in C-suites around the world—helming just 13 of the worlds 500 largest companies—there are markedly more female executives each year taking their place at the highest ranks of corporate power.