Most Powerful Women

  • GM's Mary Barra to staff: 'No more crappy cars.'

    Mary Barra, who is a top contender to eventually run General Motors, is considered to have one of the hardest jobs in the global auto industry.

    By Beth Kowitt, writer

    FORTUNE -- Mary Barra has one directive for her employees: "The simple thing I say to them is, No more crappy cars, and that resonates."

    The phrase is part of a broader approach GM's EVP of global product development and global purchasing MORE

    Oct 16, 2013 11:40 AM ET
  • Hire the local, not the expat

    DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman and other execs offered tips on how to cultivate global talent at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.

    By Anne VanderMey, reporter

    FORTUNE -- Hiring the best people from around the world is a top priority for most leaders in today's relentlessly globalizing business landscape. At Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit on Wednesday, a few executives offered their thoughts on where to find good global employees -- and MORE

    Oct 16, 2013 10:08 AM ET
  • Has social media changed the way things get done in Washington?

    Social media causes information to be instantaneous, but there are drawbacks. "It's the message, not the news" that gets out, says Liz Robbins.

    By Heather Muse

    FORTUNE -- "Imagine a CEO who hates the company." That's how lobbyist Liz Robbins described Tea Party Republicans while speaking at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit on Tuesday, noting that voters have elected people who won their seats by running against the idea of governing.

    The MORE

    Oct 15, 2013 6:39 PM ET
  • Opinion: Why we need a few good men

    It is great that more women are talking about their careers. Now men need to join the conversation

    By Sanyin Siang,  Executive Director of the Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center.

    When we started up the Women's Leadership Initiative at The Coach K leadership & Ethics Center (COLE) a few years ago, people would often ask: What's the connection between women's advancement and a brand that is so often associated with men's MORE

    Aug 16, 2013 5:10 PM ET
  • Thomas Cook CEO: How loss made me fearless

    Harriet Green says her inclination toward challenge stems from her father's lost battle to cancer.

    - Jul 1, 2013 11:51 AM ET
  • Transcript: One on one with Zaha Hadid

    The architect Zaha Hadid joined Fortune's Stephanie Mehta on stage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women conference in London this week to discuss design, growing up in Iraq, her favorite cities and more.

    FORTUNE -- Stephanie Mehta: Thank you Tom, and as Dame Zaha makes her way to the stage, let me just take another opportunity to thank Barclays, and our other MPW global partner, Zurich Insurance Group, and our knowledge MORE

    Jun 25, 2013 1:54 PM ET
  • Transcript: One-on-one with Facebook's Carolyn Everson

    Carolyn Everson, vice president of global marketing solutions for Facebook, joined Fortune's Pattie Sellers on stage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women London conference.

    Below is an unedited transcript:

    Pattie Sellers: Thank you, I'm here with Carolyn Everson from Facebook.  I love the variety here from Dr. Nancy to [inaudible], and the global economy, to the digital world.  So, Carolyn and I have known each other for a while, I have never been MORE

    Jun 24, 2013 2:59 PM ET
  • What London can teach Silicon Valley

    London is focused on building an environment conducive to tech entrepreneurs, and it's not following the Silicon Valley mold.

    - Jun 24, 2013 2:18 PM ET
  • Transcript: Jo Malone on entrepreneurship

    Jo Malone founded one of Britain's most famous fragrance brands, sold it to Estée Lauder, and she has now created a second line, Jo Loves. She spoke with Fortune's Leigh Gallagher at the Fortune Most Powerful Women event in London.

    Below is an unedited transcript of the discussion:

    Leigh Gallagher: I have to say I'm a little bit verklempt.  This is a little bit of a moment for me.  You've been on my dresser MORE

    Jun 24, 2013 1:36 PM ET
  • Women CEOs in the Fortune 500

    The definitive list of women CEOs in the Fortune 500. Last updated on December 10, 2013.

    1. Mary Barra (becomes CEO on Jan. 15, 2014)

    Company: General Motors (GM)

    Fortune 500 Rank: 7

    2. Margaret C. Whitman

    Company: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)

    Fortune 500 Rank: 15

    3. Virginia M. Rometty

    Company: IBM (IBM)

    Fortune 500 Rank: 20

    4. Patricia A. Woertz

    Company: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

    Fortune 500 Rank: 27

    5. Indra K. Nooyi

    Company: Pepsico (PEP)

    Fortune 500 Rank: 43

    6. Marillyn A. Hewson

    Company: Lockheed Martin (LMT)

    Fortune MORE

    May 9, 2013 2:17 PM ET
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