Most Powerful Women

  • On Sheryl Sandberg and conquering confidence killers

    Self-doubt is just part of being a professional. How to put the negative thoughts in their proper place.

    Mar 5, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • Mary Barra: GM's next CEO?

    By Alex Taylor

    FORTUNE -- On Friday afternoons, a group of top GM (GM) executives and engineers leave headquarters in downtown Detroit and heads for GM's proving grounds in Milford, Mich. for "knothole drives." Originated by Mark Reuss, head of GM's North American operations, the drives allow the executives to test new vehicles -- along with their competitors -- in successive stages of development and offer an assessment. The drives act MORE

    Dec 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Coke: Advancing women will boost the bottom line

    The soda giant says its push to get 5 million women employed has more to do with profit than conscience.

    By Anne VanderMey

    FORTUNE -- Why should businesses help women in developing countries? Coca-Cola (KO) thinks it has a few good reasons, but don't expect anything too syrupy sweet.

    Two years ago, the soda conglomerate announced a big goal -- get 5 million underprivileged women a stable income by the year 2020. It MORE

    Oct 15, 2012 10:57 AM ET
  • How to get girls psyched about computer science

    Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd, has made great progress recruiting women to math and science fields.

    By Beth Kowitt

    FORTUNE -- One of the recurring topics at this year's Most Powerful Women Summit revolved around how to get more young women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. The most promising case study on how to do it came from Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College.

    When Klawe started at MORE

    Oct 5, 2012 2:25 PM ET
  • How one billion women will shake the business world

    Nearly 1 billion women will enter the global economy for the first time in the coming decade alone, fundamentally shifting how the world works.

    By DeAnne Aguirre

    FORTUNE -- If you were to list the factors with the biggest potential impact on the business world over the next few decades, you'd likely cite some common themes - evolving technology, the globalization of markets, and fiscal challenges in Western countries, perhaps. But MORE

    Oct 5, 2012 11:48 AM ET
  • How to manage your relationship with the CEO

    Wal-Mart's Roz Brewer and Starbucks's Michelle Gass talk about what it's like to run a huge business, and still have a boss.

    By Anne VanderMey

    FORTUNE -- You may have heard it before: Only 19 Fortune 500 chiefs are women. That's a sad statistic, but it doesn't tell the whole story of women leaders in big business. Within the highest ranks of corporate America there are female execs running units so MORE

    Oct 5, 2012 10:34 AM ET
  • Twitter to media honchos: we're not the enemy

    As technology alters the way audiences consume media, the chiefs of television and publishing businesses experiment in the new climate.

    By Colleen Leahey

    FORTUNE – Forget the black-and-white newspaper, the consumption of media today is rather gray in hue. The advent of the Internet let loose a revolution in the way readers (and viewers) got their daily dose of content. That revolution shows no signs of letting up, according to the leaders MORE

    Oct 3, 2012 5:20 PM ET
  • Transcript: PIMCO Chief: "We predicted Lehman wrong"

    PIMCO CEO and co-chief Investment Officer Mohamed El-Erian discusses how his firm works.

    NINA EASTON:  My final guest is somewhat of a man of mystery.  As CEO of PIMCO, he oversees investment policies and strategies for one of the world's largest bond investors, with over $1 trillion -- that's with a T, trillion -- in assets under management.  Please welcome to the stage Mohamed El-Erian.  (Applause.)

    So, we don't usually have men MORE

    - Oct 3, 2012 4:27 PM ET
  • Transcript: Advice for the next President

    Sheila Bair, Mellody Hobson, Karen Hughes, and Elaine Kamarck have sage words for the next commander in chief.

    NINA EASTON:  Well, this is certainly, obviously, a timely subject.  As I have had to do all year long, I have to disclose my potential bias.  My husband is a top Romney advisor.  I've had to disclose it in print and on air.  But really for the purposes of this panel, I want to disclose just MORE

    - Oct 3, 2012 4:06 PM ET
  • Transcript: The confusing, confounding, changing media

    Media companies must embrace change if they want to thrive.

     STEPHANIE MEHTA:  While our panelists are getting seated, I thought I'd set the stage for our conversation today by rather than dwelling on the problem or the issues facing the media, I thought we could spend some time talking about the solutions.  Everybody here in this room, even if you're not in the media business, understand how your own media consumption MORE

    - Oct 3, 2012 4:00 PM ET
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