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  • Carol Meyrowitz will be stepping down as CEO of TJX Companies, Inc. and will move into the role of executive chairman for at least three years on January 31, 2016.  

Methodology: This list is based on the S&P list of companies published by Dow Jones from October 2014. Whenever possible, we update our list throughout the year whenever a woman becomes CEO or departs a CEO position at any of the listed companies. Women are counted in our list starting on the date they officially take over their positions. We strive to keep this list accurate and timely; if you have found that we have missed something, or have any questions, please submit that information here:

Catalyst also maintains an historical list of women CEOs that have appeared on the Fortune list from 1972-2014. 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, November 18, 2015.