While women still have a way to go to achieve true parity in the workplace, in honor of International Women's Day, we wanted to highlight the 11 powerful executives who are pushing us forward. From beauty products to foodstuffs and even tech giants, get to know the female CEOs who are at the helm of some of the world’s biggest companies.
Take Indra Nooyi, for example. The Indian-born businesswoman (above center) is at the helm of PepsiCo, one of the biggest food and beverage corporations worldwide. Aside from running a multinational corporation, the exec also finds time to speak out about women’s issues, especially after the 2016 presidential election.
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“How dare we talk about women that way,” she said at the New York Times Dealbook Conference in Manhattan after Donald Trump was elected president. “The first thing we have to do is assure everyone living in the United States that they are safe.”
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