These are the best business women in the world who created their unique mark in the business world and are the inspiration for many:
Lynsi Snyder is one of the best businesswomen, she is the heiress of In-N-Out Burger which was founded by her Grandparents Harry and Esther Snyder in 1948. In-N-Out burgers are one of those franchises that did not make so many changes with the basics and maintain consistency, Microwaves, Freezers, and heat lamps are avoided in order to maintain nourishment and freshness of their food.
Super famous fast-food center on America’s west coast. Even Lynsi Snyder battled against drugs and alcohol, this drug abuse was also a reason for her father’s death at an early age and went through three divorces as well. She approached the company and, in the beginning, worked in cash registers and later incorporated the merchandise department and took an experience of other business operating departments.
By 2010 she began to run In-N-Out Burgers with an estimated revenue from 251 locations of $550 million. As Bloomberg Billionaires Index reported that Snyder was the youngest American female billionaire in 2012, and in a later year for the very first time Snyder has declared a billionaire with the estimate of $1.1 billion as per the reports of Bloomberg Billionaires Index, she also succeeded to occupy a rank 93 on Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list.
Marillyn Adams Hewson is a very famous businesswoman in the defense sector, she is the strategic advisor to the CEO of Lockheed Martin, an aerospace and advanced technology manufacturing company, she has served as chairperson, CEO, and president from 2013 to 2020 and retired as executive chairman and board member.
A sharp increase in Lockheed’s stock value of more than 300% marked significant importance of her tenure as CEO, Lockheed’s purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft in 2015 undoubtedly contributed to the increase of stock value. Sikorsky Aircraft is known to produce Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, this deal provides Lockheed helicopter manufacturing opportunities.
She is enlisted in “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” in Fortune magazine of 2010, 2011, 2012, and in 2015 she is ranked 4th in Fortune’s list, again in 2018 she was included in Fortune’s most powerful women in the business world. She also made her space on 9th rank in Forbes’ list of most powerful women in the world in 2018 and consistently ranked 10th in a later year.
Sonia Cheng is another best business women, holds the position of CEO in Rosewood Hotel Group, simultaneously the executive director of New World Development, Executive director of New World China Land and executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board and she is also an independent non-executive director of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.
In 2008 she joined New World Group and was responsible for three different hotel brands which include Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, New World Hotel and Resorts, and KHOS. She was also known to launch policies that were environmentally friendly. She came into Bloomberg 50 by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Safra A. Catz is another famous business woman and a CEO of Oracle Corporation, since 1999 she served as an executive in Oracle and since 2001 introduced as a board member, in 2011 she became co-president and Chief Financial Officer reporting to founder Larry Ellison and in 2014 she is named as joint CEO with Mark Hurd and since 2019 Cats was declared a sole CEO. She started her career in the banking sector in 1986, served as managing director from 1997 to 1999, and also served as vice president from January 1994 to February 1997.
She has been working with HSBC as a director from 2008 to 2015. Catz was introduced to the board of directors of Walt Disney Company in 2017. She has been holding the position of non-executive director at Hyperian solutions, an Oracle subsidiary company since 2007. She was a director of PeopleSoft Inc since December 2004 and was a director at Stellent Inc since 2006, also being a member of the executive council in TechNet since 2013. Acquisition of PeopleSoft in 2005 with the worth of $10.3 billion takeovers has been credited to her name.
In 2009 she got 12th rank in Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women in Business and ranked 16th in Forbes’ list of Most Powerful Businesswoman in the same year and occupied 24th rank in Forbes’ list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Woman” in the year of 2014. As per Fortune’s Equilar analysis, in the year 2011, she was the highest-paid woman among Fortune’s 1000 companies and as of 2017, she is the highest-paid female CEO of US earning $40.9 million.
Ginni Rometty is one of the best business women in the world and an executive chairman of IBM previously served as chairman, president, and CEO of IBM and also had the honour to be the first women head in the company. She took retirement from IBM in December 2020 after serving 40 memorable years.
She joined IBM in 1981 as a system engineer and also looked into global sales, marketing and strategy. One of the largest acquaintances in professional services history was IBM’s acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ IT consulting business for $3.5 billion in 2002 has been credited to her efforts and she succeeded to make her space in Time’s list of 2002 Global Business Influential List.
After holding the chair of CEO, she focused on analytics, cloud computing, and cognitive computing systems. In 2015 she approached a partnership with Apple to design applications for IBM enterprise and also in the same year she announced another partnership with SAP on cloud computing and on data analytics with Twitter, in 2015 also made a partnership with Box. Rometty opened a new way like artificial intelligence to IBM instead of sticking with the shrinking business of computers, Austin Business reported.
She has been honoured with the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award in 2017. Revenue increased especially in the areas of cloud, blockchain, and data, she opined that from IBM’s 9,043 patents almost half were included in Al, cloud computing, cybersecurity, blockchain, and quantum computing. She’s been included with many lists like Forbes’ America’s Top 50 Women in Tech, Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, Time’s 20 Most Important People in Tech, and in Bloomberg’s 50 Most Influential People in the World.
Mary Teresa Barra holds the designation of CEO in General Motors since January 2014, she has been honoured to be the first female CEO of “Big Three Automakers”. Before being named CEO she served as an executive vice president in the areas of global products development, purchasing, and supply chain.
She was also included in the Board of Directors of Detroit Economic Club, and Detroit Country Day School also introduced to the Board of Trustees of Stanford University and the Board of Trustees of Duke University. Barra completed her Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute in 1985 now known as Kettering University, and also attended Stanford Graduate School of Business on GM fellowship and received her Masters in Business Administration degree in 1990.
Barra was included on 35th in Forbes’ list of Most Powerful Women in 2013 and 4th rank in 2018 in the same list. She was ranked 2nd in the year of 2014 in the list of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women and ranked 1st in the 2015 year in the same list. In 2014 She appeared on Time’s cover of “100 Most Influential People in the World”. She got included in Forbes’ Over 50; made up of entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists, and creators who are over the age of 50.
Whitney Wolfe Herd is an American business woman, she founded the online dating platform Bumble, Inc in 2014 and also holds the position of CEO in the company. She has been serving as vice president of marketing at Tinder. Wolfe Herd is being honoured to be the youngest current self-made female billionaire.
She has been credited to make Tinder popular among the young generation and tried to increase the user base of the company while working in Tinder. But in 2014 she resigned from the company and filed a case of sexual harassment against Tinder and the company had to pay $1 million and stock as a settlement. She started a female-friendly dating app and in December 2014 she founded Bumble. She came up in the Forbes’ list of Forbes 30 under 30 for two consecutive years in 2017 and in 2018 and she was included in Time 100 list in 2018.
Lisa Su is the resident and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices. In her initial career, she worked in the engineering and management department in Texas Instruments, IBM and Freescale Semiconductor She is credited with developing silicon-on-insulator semiconductors, and during her tenure as vice president of IBM’s Semiconductor Research and Development Centre more efficient semiconductor chips were in use.
She served in the position of senior vice president at AMD and also served on the boards of Analog Devices, Global Semiconductor Alliance, and the US Semiconductor Industry Association also associated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She also published around forty technical articles and co-authored a book chapter on the subject of next-generation consumer electronics in 2016. AMD’s Ryzen made a huge impact on the company which is drastically lower than those of Intel’s chips especially in high-performance computing markets and succeeded to collect good reviews.
In 2014 she was honoured with the title of Executive of the Year by EE Times, and also recognised as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders in 2017 by Fortune and also ranked 44th in Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women in Business”. Her other major achievement came in 2021 to be the first woman to receive the IEEE Robert Noyce Medal.