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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. 

Methodology: This list is based on the S&P list of companies published by Dow Jones from October 2015. 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 1972-2015. 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, July 1, 2016.