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Women CEOs
Currently, 12 FORTUNE 500 companies are run by women, and a total of 24 FORTUNE 1000 companies have women in the top job. That's down from last year, when 25 FORTUNE 1000 companies were run by women.
Anderson, Kerrii B. Wendy's International 781
Barnes, Brenda C. Sara Lee 203
Bern, Dorrit J. Charming Shoppes 672
Braly, Angela F. WellPoint 33
Fowler, Peggy Y. Portland General Electric 962
Gallup, Patricia PC Connection 945
Gold, Christina A. Western Union 473
Ivey, Susan M. Reynolds American 290
Jung, Andrea Avon Products 265
Krill, Katherine AnnTaylor Stores 793
Lang, Linda A. Jack in the Box 694
Lau, Constance H. Hawaiian Electric Industries 764
Meyrowitz, Carol M. TJX 132
Mulcahy, Anne M. Xerox 144
Nooyi, Indra K. PepsiCo 59
Reynolds, Paula Rosput Safeco 388
Robinson, Janet L. New York Times 637
Rosenfeld, Irene B. Kraft Foods 63
Sammons, Mary F. Rite Aid 142
Stevens, Anne Carpenter Technology 906
Taylor, Cindy B. Oil States International 872
Wilderotter, Mary Agnes Citizens Communications 818
Woertz, Patricia A. Archer Daniels Midland 52
Young, Dona Davis Phoenix 756
From the May 5, 2008 issue
Alan Rosskamm replaced Ms. Dorrit J. Bern as CEO of Charming Shoppes July 9, 2008, Ms. Lynn L. Elsenhans replaced John G. Drosdick as CEO of Sunoco Aug. 8, 2008, and Tamara L. Lundgren will replace John D. Carter as CEO of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Dec. 1, 2008. That brings the total number of women CEOs in the FORTUNE 500 to 13, and the Fortune 1000 to 26.
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