In this blog post, we talk about 10 influential women in the business world. Leaders like these women have come a long and inspiring journey and paved the way for women in business. May the example of these leaders be a motivation for all talented female entrepreneurs, who want to open their businesses, but think that they are not able to survive in the business world, traditionally dominated by men.
1. Sheryl Sandberg
American businesswoman Sheryl Kara Sandberg has been Facebook's chief operating officer since 2008, but in 2012 she was elected by members to the company's board of directors, becoming the first woman to hold such a position at the company. Sheryl held TED Talks where she talks about how women are not reaching the top of any profession, anywhere in the world.
“I think a world where half of our countries and our companies were run by women, would be a better world.” - Sheryl Sandberg
2. Indra Nooyi
Indra Nooyi is an American businesswoman born in India. She is the current chairman and executive director of PepsiCo and was considered one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes magazine in 2012.
“ Bring together what is good for business with what is good for the world.” - Indra Nooyi
3. Irene Rosenfeld
Irene Rosenfeld is an American executive, who was CEO (2006-17) of Kraft Foods Inc. and, after the company's restructuring in 2012, of Mondelēz International. Under her leadership, Kraft Foods expanded its participation abroad and reorganized the marketing of its wide range of snack and grocery brands.
“ Do your job brilliantly and the cream will rise to the top.” - Irene Rosenfeld
4. Virginia Rometty
"Ginni" Rometty is an American business executive. She is the current Chairwoman and CEO of IBM, and the first woman to be the leader of the company.
“Don't let others define you. You define yourself.” - Ginni Rometty