Even though women are crucial in today’s workforce, many powerful positions such as CEOs are occupied by men. Therefore, it’s important to celebrate the businesswomen taking the working business world by storm and breaking down barriers. Many of these females have worked their way from entry-level jobs to running their companies. Some of them also made history by becoming the first woman in their position.
We chronicled the achievements of women in business. Like these businesses that support social activism in 2020, they’re helping to drive the business world to a more progressive future. Find out the 20 most influential businesswomen in the world with partial data from the Indy100 below.
20. Mary Barra
Barra is the CEO of General Motors. She’s held that position since January 2014, making her the first female CEO of any major automaker. Barra also holds the title of Chairman of the GM Board of Directors, receiving the election in January 2016. Barra has many visions for GM such as zero emissions, and no crashes. The CEO wants future generations to live in a healthier planet.
Barra started her career with GM in 1980, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1985. From there, she went on to receive her MBA five years later. Under her leadership, company revenues reached over $155 million at its highest point.