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Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Upcoming Changes

  • Ursula Burns will step down as CEO of Xerox when the company splits into two. No official date has been announced.
  • Debra Crew will replace Susan M. Cameron as CEO of Reynolds America on January 1, 2017. 
  • Geisha Williams will replace Tony Earley, Jr., on March 1, 2017 as CEO and President of PG&E Corporation.

*The S&P 500, published by Dow Jones, is not a static list. Catalyst accesses the list annually in conjunction with this CEO list and its Census and Pyramid products. Whenever possible, we update the women on our list throughout the year. Women are counted in our list starting on the date they officially take their positions. We strive to keep this CEO list accurate and timely; if you have found that we have missed something, or have any questions, please submit that information here:

You can learn more about our methodology and the information used to create this List and our Pyramids here.

Catalyst also maintains an historical list of women CEOs that have appeared on the Fortune list from 1972-2015. If you would like a copy of the list, please submit a request here:

How to cite this product: Catalyst. Women CEOs of the S&P 500. New York: Catalyst, September 30, 2016.