Top 10 female CEOs

Out of 1,000 public companies in the United States with at least $1 billion in annual revenue, there were only 30 female chief executives. There are just three female CEOs in the FTSE 100

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1    Pat Woertz, CEO of Archer Daniels Midland an Agricultural processing company based in Decatur, Illinois. With a turnover of $69.8bn and 27,000 employees is top of the list.

2    Indra Nooyi, CEO of the food and drink giant Pepsico is based in New York and recorded a turnover of $39.5bn (in 2007). Her stewardship is over a significant 185,000 employeees.

3    Irene Rosenfeld of well-known food brand, Kraft Foods,  is based in Northfield, Illinois. With a turnover of $37bn and an employee base of 103,000.

4    Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Anglo-American, a mining company, is based in London. Anglo-American recorded a turnover of $36bn (in 2007) and employs 162,000.

5    Anne Mulcahy, is the CEO of copying giant Xerox. Based in Norwalk, Connecticut they recorded a turnover of $17.2bn (in 2007) and employ 57,400 staff.

6    Andrea Jung is the CEO of cosmetics firm, Avon Products. Located in New York they turned over $9.9 billion (in 2007) and employ  42,000 staff.

7    Dame Marjorie Scardino is the CEO of publishing company Pearson. Based in London they turned over  $6bn (in 2007) and employ a staff of 29,000.

8    Christina Gold, CEO of Western Union, the financial services and communications firm. Based in Englewood, Colorado they recorded a $4.9bn turnover and employ 6,100.

9    Dorothy Thompson, is the CEO of power and energy company Drax Group. Located in Drax, Yorkshire they turned over £1.8bn.

10    Catherine Burzik, is the CEO of medical technology firm Kinetic Concepts. Based in San Antonio, Texas they have a turnover of  $1.6bn and employ 6,300 staff.

Rankings based on company turnover.

Source: European CEO survey