Women are playing it better at critical management positions
August 13, 2014
In some of the most critical positions, women are playing it better.
In July 2011, she became the eleventh Managing Director of the IMF, and the first woman to hold that position. She has handled many a crisis and, most recently, dealt with the escalating tensions in Ukraine. In April, she had approved a $17-billion loan for the country. In June 2005, she had joined the French government as the Minister for Foreign Trade.
Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
She was named President and CEO on October 1, 2006 and assumed the role of Chairman on May 2, 2007. She has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc.
She has been the COO since March 24, 2008 and oversees the firm's business operations, including sales, marketing, business development, legal, human resources, public policy and communications. Under her leadership, Facebook has improved its earnings and scaled up its mobile strategy to tap emerging markets like India.
She is the 28th president of Harvard University and the Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences. As president of Harvard, Faust has expanded fi nancial aid to improve access to Harvard College for students of all economic backgrounds and advocated for increased federal funding for scientifi c research.
Mary T. Barra, CEO, General Motors Company
She is the CEO effective January 15, 2014. She is the first female executive to lead General Motors. Barra hopes to transform GM by regaining customer trust.
Research by Niti Kiran