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Fortune 500 List Boasts More Female CEOs Than Ever Before

Thursday, June 14, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Meg Whitman is the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, which ranked 10th on this year's Fortune 500 list.

This year's Fortune 500 has made history with the female 18.

The 2012 ranking of the 500 largest corporations in the United States includes a record 18 firms helmed by female CEOs, up from 12 companies in 2011.

The previous record for women-led companies in the Fortune 500 was set in 2009, and included 15 firms run by female executives. Just seven Fortune 500 companies had female CEOs in 2002 and 2003.

Read the full article in Huffington Post.