It is always exciting to embark on a journey of your dreams. But with the excitement comes the challenges. Every aspiring leader, businessman and entrepreneur looks for her own source of inspiration & guide, a holy bible of success. However, there exists none. There are no set rules or any standard process of being great businesswomen. Every person paves their own way through failures, lessons, experiences and expertise. What may work as a success formula for one may be nothing but a simple story for another.
Today, numerous national and international organizations are headed by strong businesswomen. Here are the list five inspirational stories of leading businesswomen who are inspiring, dedicated, and ultimate boss women.
Indra Nooyi – The Current Board Member at Amazon
Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American former Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo who last year joined Amazon’s board of directors. After finishing a master’s degree from Yale School of Management, she joined Johnson and Johnson as product manager. In 1994, she joined PepsiCo and later led the company as CEO from 2006 to 2018. In Feb 2019, she elected a member of Amazon’s board of directors. In 2017, she held title world’s 11th powerful woman as per Forbes. Coming from humble background, she has been inspirational for many aspiring women across the globe.
Ginni” Rometty – The Executive Chairman at Big Blue
In Oct. of 2011, IBM veteran ‘Ginni” Rometty’ named as CEO, becoming the first woman who ever to lead the world’s most valuable tech giant with more than $100 billion in revenues. Prior to becoming CEO in 2012, she initially joined IBM as a systems engineer and subsequently headed global marketing, sales, and strategy.
Sheryl Sandberg- Board of Directors at Facebook
After working four years as COO at Facebook and shepherding the social media giant through its much anticipated $100 billion IPO in May, she was named to the company’s board of directors in June.
Sheryl Kara Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook, the founder of LeanIn.Org, and a philanthropist. In June 2012, she was chosen to Facebook’s board of directors and became the first woman to serve on this position.
Ursula Burns – The Former CEO at Xerox Corp
Ursula Burns had served Xerox Corp. as Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2016 and became the first among black women who led Fortune 500 Company. She worked intensely to reframe the firm as a services business rather than a seller of copiers and printers.
Maria das Gracas Silva Foster – Chief Executive Officer at Petrobras
She served as Chief Executive Officer (2012-2015) of Petrobras-Petróleo Brasil, Brazil’s largest oil company, which is based in Rio de Janeiro. She was world’s first woman to head a major oil-and-gas firm. As CEO of Petrobas, which produces around 91% of nation’s oil and 90% of its natural gas, she successfully supervised revenues of more than $130 billion.