According to experts, female CEOs are on the rise. In fact, in 2021 Fortune revealed the number of Fortune 500 companies being led by a woman is now 41! Obviously, 41 out of 500 businesses being run by a female is incredibly low. Sadly, women's leadership roles among America's largest companies only make up 8.1% of Fortune 500 chief executive positions.

On the bright side that leaves plenty of room for improvement! Besides, last year's numbers broke three all-time records for female CEOs. So, we are definitely headed in the right direction. March is Women's History Month and the perfect time to recognize the women behind the most powerful, most successful businesses in America.

By the way, tracking diversity among the highest-paid women in boardrooms and C-suites across the country has also seen some improvement. In the last 2 years, outside of two new Black female CEOs, other women of color running Fortune 500's are Gap CEO Sonia Syngal, Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su, Yum China CEO Joey Wat, and Reshma Kewalramani of Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

1.) Roz Brewer - Walgreens Boots Alliance
2.) Thasunda Brown Duckett - TIAA
3.) Karen Lynch - CVS Health
4.) Jane Fraser - Citigroup
5.) Lauren Hobart - Dick's Sporting Goods
6.) Linda Rendle - Clorox
7.) Sonia Syngal - Gap
8.) Reshma Kewalramani - Vertex Pharmaceuticals
9.) Lisa Su - Advanced Micro Devices
10.) Adena Friedman - Nasdaq

For a complete list of all the Fortune, 500 companies led by female CEOs click, HERE.

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